Before Getting Started
Don comfortable clothes which allow the air to pass through and draw off the sweat You can also start off with a couple of layers on too, such as a sweatshirt or a jacket Shed one or two layers as you warm up Wear appropriate footwear Cross-trainers and aerobic dance shoes are ideal Running shoes are not a good option since they have very strong adhesive friction.
If you’re opting for a Zumba® class, get yourself excited about it. One of the main purposes of Zumba® is allow you to enjoy the music, so make sure you have a great time and every once in a while that you feel the fat melt away, don’t be shy to scream for joy! Let loose, ask your friends to tag along!
If you’re unable to pick up the steps right away, don’t fret. It normally takes about two to three classes to get comfortable with the movements. Regular practice and consistency is all you need to become a pro!
Steps for Maximum Calorie-Burning
When exercising, keep your knees bent and the abdominal muscles tight throughout the session Bent knees let you become loose in the hips Engaged abdominal muscles support the spine adequately
Range of Zumba® Classes
People from all age groups can take up Zumba®. Zumba® Gold is a special class that which is particularly targeted towards older individuals and those with physical problems. Even people confined to wheelchairs can work out and stay fit. There is also a special program called Zumbatomic® which is a workout designed for children aged between four and 12 years.
Zumba® requires you to take timely pauses so you can expect going through slow as well as fast-paced dance moves during the 45-60-minute routine.
You can approximately burn off anywhere between 450 to 800 calories per hour during your Zumba® workout, depending on the intensity of your routine.
Beginners may normally choose to go slow and feel the music first before deciding on their level of difficulty.