How to Do Outdoor Zumba
We’re Taking This Party Outside!
While the thought of professional Zumba studios is exciting, there is no denying that outdoor Zumba holds a certain special charm of its own. Zumba is a Latin inspired dance workout which incorporates fun choreography, killer dance tunes and a lively, enthusiastic atmosphere. With more and more people joining the Zumba fan club, it comes as no surprise that numerous Zumba variations have emerged. From Zumba gold, to aqua Zumba and now outdoor Zumba, this dance workout is on a roll!
Though outdoor Zumba follows essentially the same style as studio Zumba, it is the change in the surrounding environment that makes the outdoor Zumba experience so unforgettable! As a Zumba instructor you could hold your sessions in a park or at the beach. Practicing Zumba in a natural environment really amplifies the sensation of moving to the rhythm with a whole group of other fun loving people around you!
Many Zumba centers hold free or minimal charge Zumba classes outdoors. This allows many newcomers to get a taste of the Zumba experience and join the fun. Every Zumba class is like a party as it is, so imagine how amazing partying away in the park or at the beach would be!
You must have noticed that being outdoors somehow always manages to uplift your spirit and mood. The fresh air, beautiful weather and the beauty of nature will motivate you to really immerse yourself in your outdoor Zumba workout. The more you exert yourself, the greater the number of calories you burn! In an hour long Zumba session you can lose between 300 to 1000 calories!
Zumba gives you a full body workout: working and stretching your muscles and strengthening your abdominal core. It enhances your endurance level and helps you to get that fit, shapely body that you’ve always wanted. The great thing about outdoor Zumba is that everybody can join in! There is no age limit on who can dance along to a Zumba session held in the park or at the beach.
The feeling of dancing together in a group is in itself a very empowering and joyful feeling! You will walk out of your outdoor Zumba session with a wide smile on your face and a spring in your step. Not only because of the endorphins (‘feel good’) hormones surging through your body, but also because of the experience of sharing this crazy, fun time with such a large group of people.
Remember to carry a water bottle and a towel to the session. The rigorous interval training will make you sweat profusely. The instructors give a 30-60 second break between songs during which you can quench your thirst and use your towel.
If the idea of a Zumba studio leaves you envisioning a stuffy room with too many people in it, then outdoor Zumba is definitely for you! Practicing Zumba out in the open will leave you feeling happy, satisfied and great about yourself and your body.