“Feel the rhythm and move your body,” says it all about Zumba, the hottest movement in the fitness world. Approximately 15 million people participated Zumba throughout the word in 2015. Sounds interesting. So what is Zumba and why is it so popular? It is a dance + fitness program inspired by Latin dance and music, and you can have a lot of fun doing it while burning a significant amount of calories.
Starting Zumba is easy. Get some comfortable workout clothes and shoes (consider colorful clothing to spice things up), and find the right Zumba class for you. Don't forget to gather Workout Partners, it has a big social side. Then you are all set to go.
“Shake it right, Shake it left, Step forward, Step back, Feel the Rhythm and Move Your Body, Yes, You got it!” . . . the half-hour Zumba class will just zoom by.
Here are a few different types of Zumba classes for every individual’s needs:
Zumba, the traditional Zumba classes, uses different Latin dance styles and music including:Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Flamenco, Samba, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Soca, Tango, and can sometimes include Hip Hop, Pop, or Rock. Each class varies by the way its instructor incorporates the various elements into his/her class.
Zumba Gold is a modified version for the elderly and beginners.
Zumba Toning incorporates a cardio workout and muscle-toning workout. Toning sticks are often used in the class.
Zumba in the Circuit combines traditional Zumba with circuit training (a type of body conditioning using high-intensity aerobics) in one class.
Aqua Zumba is a traditional Zumba that takes place in the swimming pool. Because there is less impact on the joints when in a pool, it puts less stress on body while providing a beneficial workout.
Zumbatomic is designed for children ages 4 to 12.