Everywhere you go, you hear people talking about Zumba. And who can blame them? Zumba is fun, burns fat and helps you get in shape. But what is it? And is it right for me?
It is a fitness program similar to aerobics but it involves more dancing, comparatively speaking. The movements are a combination of Latin American dance steps to the tune of upbeat international music. How cool is that? And being among those who rave about it, I can tell you right now that it is fun, fun, fun!
Why am I telling you about it?
I know that not everybody finds working out to be exciting. It can even be boring to some extent. But what I do know is that everybody knows how important exercising is. Therefore, if you want an exercise program that is not boring, that is exciting and is always fun then Zumba it is!
People who are now enjoying this thrilling form of exercise have Colombian dancer/aerobics class teacher, Alberto Perez, to thank. He is responsible in revolutionizing choreographed dance exercise. Today, it has grown so popular that there are over 12 million people all over the world who now view exercise in a whole new light enjoying each step to fitness.
Imagine belly dancing, soca, cumbia, samba, mambo, flamenco, salsa, hip-hop, cha-cha and many other dances combined in a body training program and what would you expect? Endless hours of fun exercise! No wonder it has gone viral.
The Benefits of Zumba
• It is an exciting way to change your body from plump to fit, letting go of your inhibitions while giving you a mind that is sharp and abs that are taut.
• You become well-coordinated and balanced, the new dance steps introduced regularly that you need to learn give you mental exercises too.
• As you dance away, you do your heart a favor because the exercise is also a cardio workout helping you improve your blood pressure. And as you burn calories, you also increase your stamina and bone density.
• Lastly, and this is why I like it so much, it is safe for practically all ages. The dance steps can be modified easily and according to a person’s fitness level.
So if you are not yet into Zumba, what are you waiting for? Here is a great video to get you started on this exciting workout that everyone is crazy about. All you need is a good pair of dancing, I mean, training shoes and you can join the fitness party to dance yourself to fitness.