For many, Zumba is more than just a great workout. It’s a place to enjoy yourself and be a part of a community. It’s a time to forget all responsibilities and have a blast.
The history of Zumba is as nonchalant as the structure of the class itself. It all started in Colombia in the mid-’90s. A celebrity fitness instructor, Alberto Perez, forgot to bring his traditional aerobics music to class one day and opted for Latin music instead. The members loved it, and thus Zumba was born.
Believe it or not, Zumba is a workout that offers a host of benefits in addition to having a great time. Read on to learn about the top four health benefits that come along with Zumba fitness.
Zumba Health Benefit #1: Huge calorie burn
According to The American College for Sports Medicine, a workout should burn 300 calories to be considered effective for weight loss and maintaining a healthy body weight. One study confirms that just 39 minutes of Zumba can burn 369 calories. Zumba classes are typically an hour long, so taking one class per week at Youfit can help you burn up to 2,000 calories per month.
Zumba Health Benefit #2: Improves coordination
If you want to have better control over the way your body moves, take a Zumba class. Simultaneously moving various parts of your body in conjunction with a musical beat requires a high level of balance and coordination. The more you take this kind of class, the better you will become at controlling your movements.
Zumba Health Benefit #3: Increases fitness
If you have taken a Zumba class, then you are probably familiar with the high-intensity dance moves that are performed. The fast-paced nature of the class is guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. In fact, regularly attending Zumba classes can even increase your cardiovascular fitness. This means that your heart and lungs get stronger and are able to pump more oxygen throughout your body, so you are able to produce more energy when you exercise.
Zumba Health Benefit #4: Increases enthusiasm
One of the best parts about Zumba is the community that surrounds it. Our Zumba instructors always spread their positive energy into classes. Their enthusiasm is contagious and will have you feeling exponentially more energized at the end of class than you did walking in.
If you want to dance to good music, interact with great people and burn calories without even realizing it, then Zumba is the perfect class for you. No one is judging your dancing abilities, and everyone is there for the same reason: to have a huge dance party!
At Youfit, Zumba is available at select locations. See if Zumba is available at your Youfit here.