Is Zumba Good For You?
Every Zumba article highlights how much fun Zumba is and how it’s just the greatest thing ever! But is this fitness workout really all that it’s made out to be? Maybe all this hype is just part of a temporary fascination until the next best thing comes along and takes over the fitness world.
For all those who think that the only difference between Zumba dancing and a dancing session in your room is the great looking Zumba instructor demonstrating some killer moves, it’s time for a change in perception. Oh, dancing is a big part of Zumba alright, it’s not for nothing that Zumba’s slogan is ‘Ditch the workout, join the party!’, but there’s a whole lot more to this dance workout than just that. You probably don’t realize it because it’s just so much fun, and let’s face it; traditional workouts are anything but exciting.
So here’s the hot scoop on all the goodness that Zumba holds for you and your body!
Full Body Workout!
Most traditional exercises lay emphasis on a particular part of your body, but Zumba gives your entire body the intense workout that it needs! From strengthening your abdominal core to creating toned, lean muscles and limbs; Zumba has it all under control.
A Great Cardio Workout!
All that dancing and body-shaking is sure to get your heart pumping, but Zumba contributes more to your heart health than just that. Zumba makes use of a resistance training technique called interval training. By making use of a mix of fast and slow beats and varying choreography, Zumba prevents your body from falling into an exercise rut. Confusing your body with quickly changing, fast paced moves is a great way to burn calories and shape those muscles.
For A Happier You!
Dancing makes you happy. Not only because the song might be your all time favorite tune, but largely because of your body’s reaction to this physical activity. Zumba stimulates the release of ‘feel good’ hormones (endorphins) into your blood stream. With this biological stimulant running through your system, not only do you feel happy, but you also feel great about yourself and your body!
Poor Coordination? Not anymore!
The days of staring enviously at marvelously coordinated men and women who seem to have perfect control over their bodies, are over. Zumba doesn’t promise to turn you into an amazing dancer if you have two left feet, but it does improve your coordination and body control!
Come One Come All!
One of the best things about Zumba is that everybody can join the fun! There are different variants of Zumba, such as Zumba basics, Zumba gold and Zumba advanced, that cater to children, teenagers, adults, highly fit individuals who crave an advanced workout and seniors. As long as you have an enthusiastic and fun-loving attitude, you’re good to go!
Depending upon how much you exert yourself during your Zumba class, you can lose between 300 to 1000 calories in one session. And with the kind of party atmosphere that envelops every Zumba class, you’ll find out that losing weight can actually be fun!
Traditional workouts are good for you too, but they are not as appealing because that crucial element of fun and excitement is missing. With Zumba, you get all the health benefits in a hip, cool, body rocking package that you want to be a part of forever!