Posted by Lauren on Jul - 14 - 2012

Tired of the same repetitive fitness workout over and over? Why don’t you change up your sweat routine and try a little dancing. Yes, dancing! Dancing is a great workout and in honor of National Dance Day on July 28th, I have a great fitness class that will work your entire body and will get your feet moving and heart racing. You may have heard of this addictive dance class. I’m talking about Zumba! Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness workout that was started in 2001. It has become a fitness craze that people can’t resist. No matter if you want to improve you cardiovascular system, lose weight, improve your coordination, or boost  your mood, Zumba just might be for you. And the best part is you don’t have to be the  greatest dancer to Zumba! So put on your dancing shoes and give it a try.

Zumba: Not Your Same Traditional Fitness Routine

There are many health benefits to incorporating dance into your regular fitness routine. Dancing has been shown to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. Dancing will improve your overall mood and improve self-confidence. Zumba engages many muscles because moves like squats and lunges are incorporated into the choreography. Zumba includes all kinds of dance genres from Latin, salsa, hip-hop, merengue, samba and reggaeton, to name a few. Zumba also has many different classes for all ages including Zumbatonic for kids, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Gold for older adults. It will not feel like a workout because the class is exciting and unlike any other fitness class you have taken. It is a total body workout that has been proven to burn between 600 to 800 calories per class. Zumba is effective and exhilarating and it will be sure to get your heart pumping and hips moving.

Don’t stick with that same repetitive fitness routine. Join the party by trying a Zumba class today! Check the Zumba website to find a class near you! If you just can’t wait, here is some choreography that will get you ready for your first Zumba class. And on July 28th get up and get moving for National Dance Day. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!

 

 
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Categories: Fitness, Zumba

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