For those of you who know me, you know I will immediately say, Yes–you should Zumba!! But wait, what is Zumba? Zumba is a cardio dance, exercise class. Don’t let the word dance scare you away. You will learn 2-4 moves a song, which is just enough to get you moving without getting lost! Why Zumba? Let’s see if I can give you just a few good reasons…
1. Fun!! That sounds so generic, but it is the bottom line. Zumba was created to be a fun format of group exercise. In fact it is so much fun, you don’t feel like you have been exercising for a full hour!
2. Great Calorie Burn- I wear a calorie counter/heart rate monitor watch during my classes, so I would say the average participant burns anywhere from 400-500 calories per class. Again, that is for the average person.
3. Music–The music is Hot, Hot, Hot! Think Salsa meets HipHop!
4. Cross Work- Is that an official term? No, but I do like to use it! Zumba is not only a good cardio workout, but also focuses on working your core. Many moves are presented in a way to target your abs. In some of my classes, we will do a squat track or an abs track just to shake up the work out a bit.
So, those are just a few reasons to dance your way into a Zumba Class. Go to www.zumba.com for a class locator.