Zumba inspired by latin dance forms to conduct body workout and toning. Zumba dance classes perform dance and aerobic movements to energetic music. Zumba is a dance fitness program addressing the needs of older and younger cohort. Zumba is a group exercise designed to burn tons of calories and a single class is typically an hour long. It is taught by licensed instructors and it involves body movements to gain balance and coordination.
As an alternative to the traditional workout the zumba provides fresh energy filled workout which leaves an individual full of vigor and energy without even realizing it. The classes are designed for different level of age and exertion and there are nine different types of classes. Zumba gold is referred to for beginners and older individuals. Zumba step incorporates step aerobics with latin dance forms and targets the lower body strength. For those who use toning sticks zumba toning is the exercise prescribed; it targets the abs, arms, thighs and other muscles and builds the strength and provides great cardio workout. Another workout program is in shallow waters the aqua zumba where classes are conducted in swimming pool. Similarly they have zumba kids targeting the age group between 4 to 12 years. Other workouts involve use of body weight to strengthen and tone the body improving one's muscle strength, posture, mobility, and coordination.
Zumba dance classes are more like a dance form and feels lesser like workout and exercise; the music and group participation leads the individual to socialize and thus retain interest in the dance form exercise. The concept of zumba was coined by Beto Perez a Colombian fitness trainer; which spread like wildfire and is now performed in every country around the globe. Around 15 million people take weekly zumba classes across the world.
According to a research zumba is a effective workout session because there are a lot of midsection and hip movements it renders flexibility and core strengthening. Zumba in addition is also entertaining that lets people not to loose interest in the sessions so that they stick to it for longer terms and achieve their fitness objectives. Zumba burns more calories than some to the other forms of exercise like power yoga, cardio kickboxing and step aerobics. Zumba dance classes are a better way to keep yourself involved in an effective fitness option.