There are so many ways to get fit nowadays, but are they as fun as they could be? Well, if you’re looking for something a little more high-energy and enjoyable, why not give Zumba a shot?
So what is it exactly? Well, it’s a group exercise routine that combines dancing and movement that’s super-intense and a whole bunch of fun. Sounds interesting, right? Well, here are five reasons why Zumba is so great!
What makes Zumba so unique is that Latin music is at the very core, featuring a fantastic combination of South American melodies and beats that really gets people going. There’s nothing quite like getting into the groove of the music and letting yourself really go for it. Classes usually have a great party atmosphere which gets everyone involved and it doesn’t feel like you’re there to exercise at all.
One of the best things about Zumba is that it ticks all of the boxes when it comes to great exercise. Essentially, it’s an extremely fun version of Interval Training, where participants alternate between fast and slow movements for a more efficient workout. A typical class runs for around 50 minutes and can burn through more than 600 calories. The great part is that you’ll be having too much fun to realise how hard you’re working!
Like other exercise classes, Zumba is a great social experience and it doesn’t at all feel like you are working hard or taking part in boring exercises. People who go to Zumba classes are always really good fun and have infectiously high energy levels that you’ll soon be a part of. Once you find a regular place to go to, you’ll make some great new friends along the way who’ll also help support you on your exercise regime.
Let’s face it. Exercise can be boring, and when its boring we probably aren’t doing the best to our abilities. Zumba brings together great music, fun dancing and a really high-energy environment full of great people that is a whole heap of fun. You’ll come out exhausted but totally buzzing with feel-good endorphins, and any stresses that you had on your mind will be long gone.
Alright, I’m sold. Where can I do it?
Zumba is really popular right now and there are likely to be loads of groups nearby. Do a quick Internet search and you’ll be sure to find something - Have a look and sign up! We promise you, it’s amazing!