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Zumba May Be EVEN Better for You Than You Thought

04 April 2017 - 16:37


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Zumba is one of the most popular exercise crazes in recent years, and with good reason! There are many health benefits of zumba, including its ability to burn calories, work out the entire body, boost the metabolism, increase endurance, boost mood, aid coordination, and improve confidence.

-Fit has never been this fun-


Zumba was conceived in Colombia in the 1990s, say how was rather unplanned, unexpected accident. A fitness instructor forgot to take his routine exercise music to class, so he took some Latin album collections from his car, dumped the limitations of a normal exercise and danced like he would at a club. His hour long class followed along well, sweating to the salsa and rumba beats, and enjoying it as hell. From that point forward, Zumba has pitched itself as more of a party than just a normal workout

Zumba combines elements of dance and aerobics, including many different styles of South American-inspired dancing and rudimentary exercises and is regularly practiced by over 15 million people in more than 175 countries. It is a full-body workout that encourages social interaction, communal support of common goals, and enjoyment in the act of exercising.

If you’ve ever watched a Zumba class, you’ve probably noticed a Zumba class boasts catchy dance music, clapping hands, and even the occasional “Woo!” or gasp of excitement from an enthusiastic participants.

However there are different standard classes of the Zumba dance fitness program too, which allows people of all ages, abilities, and goals to participate and improve their overall health. From young to old, healthy to out of shape, Zumba promotes better posture, flexibility, metabolism, strength, and endurance. While there are countless fitness programs and strategies to stay in shape, this dance fitness style has some unique qualities that help it stand out from any other style of workout. 

Let’s discover few surprising benefits of this trending workout-

Burn Calories and Fat

Zumba moves accumulate a good amount of sweat, according to research standard 40- minute of zumba consumes around 370 calories, around 9 calories for every moment depending on your age, sex and workout intensity. That is mostly a similar sum you'd work off on the off chance that you kept running at a moderate ish pace or biked at 15 miles for every hour for same amount of time. 

Promote Endurance

Since music played during a Zumba class is relatively fast paced, moving to the beat can help build your endurance after just a few workouts.

Also its standard hour-long classes get your body accustomed to ongoing exercise and energy expenditure, which can make working out easier and more enjoyable.

Improve Posture and Flexibility

Zumbas combining movement of different styles will be working out our bodies unique muscle groups and accustoming their joints to more unusual movements and stretches. This drop in stiffness and improved range of motion boosts posture and flexibility in regular Zumba users.

Improve Cardiovascular Fitness

According to fitness industry guidelines indicate that individuals should exercise between 64 and 94 percent of their HRmax (a measure of an athlete's maximum heart rate), or 40 to 85 percent of Vo2 max (a measure of the maximum volume of oxygen that an athlete can use) to improve their cardiovascular fitness.

All Zumba participant’s fell within the guidelines & met the criteria for recommended exercise intensity, making Zumba an efficient workout in increasing aerobic capacity, a measure of cardiovascular fitness.

Improved Blood Pressure

According to a study involving group of overweight women found that after 12 week Zumba program, they experienced a decrease in blood pressure and substantial improvements in body weight.

Boost Confidence & Reduce Anxiety

If you’re looking to boost your mood, going to the gym may not always be the best idea. It can be an intimidating and frustrating experience, and often feels like a competitive atmosphere.

However, Zumba is a social, communal-based activity, by improving your dance moves and your physical health in a fun, informal setting like a Zumba class, can make you feel more comfortable with your body, which improves self-confidence, and encourages you to return for another workout soon!

It is an activity which cause release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that can improve mood and eliminate stress hormones in the body.

Adaptable for any Fitness Level

Since the intensity of Zumba is scalable — you’re moving on your own, to the beat of the music — it’s a workout that everyone can do at their own strength level!

Improve Your Quality of Life

Combining the health benefits that an effective Zumba program provides with the social benefits of a group workout, individuals can enjoy an improved quality of life.

So, who’s ready to dance? Try a Zumba class at your local gym today. 


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