Zumba workouts are exercise dance routines that originated from Latin countries and they are inspired by Latin music. The Zumba workouts are fitness programs associated with dances and aerobics. These programs are very interesting because you will get fit in the process of enjoying the dances. Many people who have attended Zumba fitness classes have always said that these exercises are not like the normal gym workouts; instead, they are interactive, interesting and motivating.
Zumba incorporates easy to follow dance steps following Latin music beats. This music is always soothing and cool to listen to. Therefore, you will be toning your body into the shape of your choice at the expense of dancing to your favorite music; just like the ones in your favorite clubs.
Some people think that Zumba cannot make you lose weight
This is just but a myth; even I myself could not believe how I shed calories after enrolling for Zumba classes. I remember having joined my local gym but after one week, I could not withstand the strenuous exercises there. Fortunately, I read a blog about Zumba on one of the fitness websites and was inspired by the comments people were posting about Zumba. By that time, my weight was unmanageable. I had gained 20 pounds in two weeks!
The next thing I did was to start looking where I could enroll for Zumba classes. I was lucky to find one and I could not believe at how quickly I lost weight. One thing I liked about Zumba is that it is not that strenuous; instead, it is very interesting. You enjoy Latin music beats as you tone yourself; you automatically get motivated.
Some people think that Zumba does not expose all body muscles to stretches; those are just myths. Zumba is a full body workout; from the head, shoulders, upper body, calves, ankles, abs, hips, thighs, butts and legs. Every muscle and joint will be stretched. I know of many people who have lost weight and developed well-built muscles through Zumba classes more effectively and quickly than those visiting the gym.
Unlike the normal strenuous gym exercises, Zumba exercises are suitable for everyone; small children, adults, pregnant women, etc. Besides, Zumba does not limit you to one type of music. These exercises incorporate music from different dances including mambo, salsa, rumba, cha-cha, calypso, flamenco, etc. Therefore, you can choose the music of your favorite musician to use for the Zumba dance exercises.
One better thing about Zumba is that it can be practiced online
There are many websites where you can get professional Zumba instructors, enroll for online Zumba classes, read or download Zumba workout eBooks, or share with Zumba beneficiaries for free. Most of these Zumba instructors are professional dancers or choreographer, like Beto Perez himself, who was the core founder of Zumba. But if you cannot get a Zumba instructor at your local residential, you can always get one online completely free. Therefore, use Zumba to get rid of the excess calories and get a fit body more easily and interestingly.