Zumba® tips for Obese Beginners
Zumba® dancing has become popular among people from different age groups and sizes, yet, if you’re suffering from obesity, your complete participation might be affected due to its intensity.
Despite that, Zumba® has succeeded in helping bulky men and women, especially women to overcome their weight problems.
It’s all about your effort and interest, a workout you thoroughly enjoy is one you are most likely to stick with. That’s why Zumba® is a great choice for people who look for weight-loss programs as it’s all about getting into shape and having fun!
If you’re overweighed and going to choose Zumba® to achieve your fitness objectives, then you need to be more careful and follow some guidelines because your body’s functioning and metabolism is biologically different from people who have skinny or average shapes.
Keep Calm and Relax
- You must restrict yourself to moderate levels when beginning to work out.
- Zumba® classes often last for about an hour where 45 minutes are dedicated to dancing routines and the remaining time to warming up and cooling down.
- While according to Mayoclinic.com, aerobics classes such as Zumba® increase cardiopulmonary endurance, in other words, improve your stamina.
- You must take added breaks if breathing becomes difficult.
- If you feel extremely fatigued in the midst of the class, take a 5-minute break and only stay half the class. Inform your instructor that you’ll be leaving about halfway through.
- Don't forget to cool down on your own by walking through the facility for a few minutes and stretching on your own.
- Slowly increase the time you spend in class and decrease the number of breaks you take. Most instructors will give a break or two during class for all participants.
Take it Easy!
Some moves are difficult for newbie and portly fellows, so better introduce yourself to your instructor before class and ask if he/she can give alternative instructions for moves like the grapevine or seated spinal twists.
Most instructors give alternative moves or jumps during class. As you dedicate yourself to Zumba® class and your body begins to change, you’ll feel more comfortable with these moves.
Ask Friends to Join
For a better Zumba® experience, you can invite your friends whom you’ll feel better with. You will both learn the dance routines together and feel more comfortable. Companionship keeps you motivated and focused on your fitness goals, besides it will grow your self-esteem, ensuring that you’re not alone.
Dos and don’ts
- Do not force yourself into attempting something that is likely to be harmful.
- Fast turns and pivots may cause you to lose your balance.
- If you cannot complete the movement, simply dance in place for a few seconds and pick up where the routine left off, it’s normal during a Zumba® class that people miss a step or two.