Fantastic Benefits of Zumba Classes for Weight Loss

benefits of zumba

Have you ever considered dancing extra pounds away? With Zumba you can do just that and have tons of fun in the process. Zumba is not only a fun way to spend some time – it’s a serious workout that can help you burn 500 calories in one session. Let’s have a look at why Zumba classes are great for weight loss.

What Is Zumba?

Zumba is a form of Latin dance combined with a cardio workout. The great part of it is that it’s not boring like your traditional cardio where you do the same thing over and over again. Zumba is fun because it combines so many cool dance moves – Latin, flamenco, bits of Bollywood, contemporary, hip-hop and anything else your trainer thinks cool and effective in terms of giving your body a full workout. Don’t be discouraged by this combination of dance moves – all these moves are very simple and easy to get the hang of. Add to that the motivating atmosphere of a group class, catchy music and the “feel good” hormones dancing releases, and you’ll see why Zumba is becoming so popular.

Why Is Zumba Good for Weight Loss?

In a way, any type of dancing done regularly helps you to lose weight. But Zumba is an absolute weight loss champion because it really is a specially designed workout, which is based on energetic dance moves combines with bodyweight training. Your brain will get fooled by the easy-to-follow fun moves but your body won’t be – it will get a complete workout where you’ll burn 500 calories in one session. Just think of it – take Zumba classes 4-5 days a week and you’ll get rid of 1500-2500 calories per week depending on your diet and constitution! Now, tell me what kind of workout can match that without wearing you off.

In its essence, Zumba is a cardio workout. Just like all cardio workouts, it’s great for shedding fat off all body parts (belly included) and toning up your muscles. So yes, taking regular Zumba classes will help you to reduce your clothes size really quickly without draining your body. No need to go on a diet either – just try to eat healthy foods and drink enough water to stay hydrated.

As a workout, Zumba cleverly integrates bodyweight training without making you really notice it. The upbeat music and fun dance moves will keep you having fun while the integrated bodyweight and cardio training will burn the dreaded fat away. The results are really fantastic – you’ll feel fresh, energized, and you’ll get healthier after each class.

Gulf Coast Fitness in Cape Coral offers Zumba classes. We’re looking forward to meeting you there and helping you achieve your fitness goals while dancing.

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