Have you ever wondered why you could not get past a week with your exercise or jogging routine? Sometimes, you may be successful in clinging on to it for a month or so. But, what happens after that? Boredom steps in, and the motivation to get out of bed, each morning, slips away.
What if you workout in a way that doesn’t actually seem like a workout? You must be thinking whether that’s even possible. Well, it is! Have you heard of Zumba? Zumba, created by a Columbian dancer and choreographer, Alberto “Berto” Perez, is inspired by various styles of Latin-American dance forms.
It is a dance fitness program which helps you lose weight, get back in shape, and stay fit, all this while having loads of fun. Dance and music have the ability to uplift our moods and have proven to be great stress-busters, sometimes therapeutic, even. Zumba is a great form of fitness program that blends them both with physical activity.
Actually, Zumba gives you lot more than that, as we’ll see in a bit.
Burn those calories, instantly
In order to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you consume. Attend one Zumba class and you are sure to burn on an average 600 – 1000 calories. The combination of fast and slow-paced movements is carefully designed to accelerate fat-burning in our body. You can feel the change in a single class which is more than enough to motivate you to go to the next one.
It gives your body a complete workout
Yet another advantage of Zumba is the fact that it gives you a full-body workout. With movements involving head, neck, shoulders, waist, thighs, calves, and ankles; Zumba doesn’t let even a single part of your body remain idle. Your entire body moves in sync with the energetic music giving you an evenly toned body. Zumba also helps in strengthening your heart and respiratory system.
You coordinate better
You may not realize this but while doing Zumba, your mind and body work quite hard to make sure your movements follow the fast beats of the music and that your steps are aligned with others who are also dancing around you. Regular practice of Zumba boosts your mind-body coordination.
Zumba is fun!
Zumba is fast, intense, and rigorous. And Zumba is fun also. This is one of the main reasons why people who practice Zumba keep going back to it. They look forward to attending the class so they can dance away to the music along with their friends and family. Zumba also presents you with opportunities to socialize and make new friends.
Anyone and everyone can practice Zumba and reap all of its benefits. No matter what your current level of fitness is, the intensity of Zumba can be fine-tuned to suit your body. Kenneth Cooper, an Aerobics expert and the author of the book Aerobics rightly says, “Fitness is a journey, not a destination”, and Zumba is a great way to embark on this journey and make sure you never give up!
Explore Tons of Zumba Classes Through ClassHop
- Zink Fitness (B-63, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon)
- Moving Souls (21 Avenue, G Block Young Women’s Association (near PVR Cinema), Saket, New Delhi)
- Gold’s Gym (behind Gold Souk) (Gold Souk, 3rd floor, Sector 43, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon)
- Soul to Sole Dance Academy (Basement, Solo Victoria Hotel C-8, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi)
- Squad Fit (No. 610-611, 6th floor, Tower C, Nirvana Courtyard, Nirvana Country, Gurgaon)