Distinguish Between Zumba® Breakdown and Zumba® fitness
Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that’s downright addictive. It was created by a dancer and choreographer from Miami, Alberto 'Beto' Perez, together with a couple of entrepreneurs named Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion.
There are different videos or DVDs of Zumba® that can be acquired via the web site and infomercials. DVDs in the millions have successfully been sold in more than 30 countries. Today, there are more than 25,000 official Zumba® instructors all around the world. It has been featured in numerous media outlets, newspapers, shows and magazines.
The Zumba® Breakdown
Zumba® breakdown, or Zumba® basic step, is a form of Zumba® fitness, distinguished from the main concept of Zumba® Fitness because of its focus on less intense aerobics used for people who are just beginning an exercise program.
Released by Zumba® Fitness, the Zumba® breakdown video is a way for people to work their way up to Zumba Fitness “breaking down” the various dance moves of Zumba® and improve your health so more calories can be burned when performing daily activities.
It’s an easy to follow introduction and can be practiced at home and can put you at ease so that you feel more prepared in the initial classes. Just keep moving and you will get the hang of it.
Zumba® Fitness (in General)
Zumba® Fitness associates dance moves that are rather performed to have fun than boring and monotonous exercises. Some of these moves incorporates lunges and squats with dance moves specifically Latin moves, resembling hip-hop, exotic dances and martial arts choreography.
Four types of rhythms are manipulated in Zumba® Fitness dancing, representing simplified forms of salsa, cumbia, merengue and reggaeton, which is a blend of calypso, flamenco, mambo and rumba.
Zumba® also enhances coordination, increases stamina and stimulates endorphin release in the brain, being a cardio-respiratory workout that transforms and tones the body.
Endorphins are hormone-like substances produced in the brain which contain analgesic properties that react chemically with the body to make exercisers feel physically and mentally satisfactory.
Zumba® Breakdown but why?
There are few reasons to kick-start with Zumba® Breakdown.
- Zumba® breakdown is a way to learn Zumba® for those who don’t feel comfortable to move on in a class or a group.
- The initial focus of learning Zumba® is how you move your feet, with control of hips, arms and the core coming later in the instructions.
- Breaking down each step allows the rookie to see how moves are managed into a full exercise routine.
- Zumba® breakdown is also easier for those who may have compromised joints that need to be strengthened but cannot endure a full workout performing Zumba® Fitness moves.
A Zumba® Fitness Class
As mentioned above Zumba® breakdown can be done at home by watching the video, Zumba® Fitness is generally performed with others in a class led by certified Zumba® instructors. You are led through a series of pausing intervals -- alternating between high- and low-intensity exercises grooved on by the beat of the music. There is a warm-up period, followed by an hour of Zumba® dance moves, culminating with a cool-down period in which stretches are performed to slowly decrease heart rate and cause muscle relaxation.
Zumba® Fitness works out legs, back and hips as well as shoulder, abdominal muscles and arm muscles to a lesser extent, alongside providing benefits to overall health.