Zumba is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance. The word "Zumba" comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast
and have fun, which is just how people describe the routine. Using upbeat Latin
music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is
lots of fun and easy to learn.
Is Zumba Good for Weight Loss?
Zumba seems to be an optimal fitness choice, mixing cardio intervals with
resistance training. Many experts believe that an interval/resistance
combination maximizes caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. Zumba
mixes effective body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow, fun dance steps.
People seem to forget about working out during a Zumba session, allowing them to
exercise longer, and burn even more calories.
What's a Zumba Class Like?
A typical Zumba session lasts
about an hour and incorporates several dance styles, including cumbia, merengue,
salsa, reggaeton, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The Latin music includes both fast and slow
rhythms, allowing for a great cardio workout as well as body sculpting
exercises. Depending on the instructor, you may even get a taste of belly
dancing or hip-hop dancing, too.
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