Zumba has hit the world by storm with countless celebrities swearing by it as an amazing workout.
It was created by a Colombian fitness instructor who one day forgot his workout tapes, and he created an improvised class which included salsa dancing and aerobics.
Who is this "Craze" For?
Anyone who wants to be eased into an aerobic workout can choose this fun routines. It is fun, with movements created to upbeat music and each class has something different for everyone with exciting styles such as salsa, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, samba, belly dancing, tango and hip hop. There is of course a cross range of classes so this fitness craze is designed to reach people of different age groups and a cross section of fitness levels.
The classes include: the traditional Zumba, Gold, Toning, Aqua, Zumbatomic, Circuit, Gold toning and Senato. The Gold classes are designed for older age groups and include an element to help with posture as well as nutrition.
Where as the toning classes use toning sticks to target various different muscle groups including abs, thighs, arms and lower abs. The aqua class is like an improved aqua aerobics class as it’s conducted in a swimming pool.
How much do you burn in a class?
Like any aerobic workout, you burn as much as you put into it. The official website proclaims that a class will have you shredding at least 500 calories to 1000 calories for the more energetic classes.
But, like everything the number of calories you are likely to burn is of course dependent on your own effort, the dance moves, how hard the instructor pushes you and how willing you are to put all your energy into it. People who are trying to lose weight need to consider the types of classes that work for them.
Why Consider A Class?
For people who are starting a new exercise program (i.e. they don’t exercise at all) this is a perfect class to get yourself into because it’s relaxed, fun and will change your mindset toward exercise.
One source you MUST check out is the Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System which has taught me that you can transform your body with a simple commitment to yourself first and to this fun class. The results will show along the way.
Also, the more sessions of exercise you do, the more you will be able to put into the moves and the more calories you will be able to burn. For those people already involved in high-impact, high burning classes or sports – this type of exercise to lose weight may be more fun and not difficult enough for you.
For anyone trying to shake a few kilos, deter obesity or rid belly fat then developing a love for exercise will help you in your quest to tackling your waistline. This is one of the many fun aerobic workouts which might be the very thing which might help you slim down and change your life.