Zumba is a fitness program that has been around for almost 2 decades now and does not show any signs of losing popularity anytime soon. Undoubtedly, you might have heard of Zumba and might even have considered trying a class or two or three to see if you would like it. After all, there are currently 15 MILLION people taking classes worldwide every week not only in person but online too. why is Zumba so Contagious? Here are 5 benefits of Zumba that you can experience if you decide to take the leap and start participating.
It goes without saying that if you take Zumba classes 1-3 times a week, you’ll be burning up to 600 calories per class. Provided that you are also eating healthier, you can expect to start losing weight with some consistency.
Exercise in general produces endorphins which naturally provide relief from stress. Listening to music also helps reduce stress, therefore in a Zumba class, you get that two-part combination of exercise and music to reduce stress in the most effective way possible.
3. Increased Energy Levels.
The more you do Zumba, the better you get at it and before long you will notice that you are tapping into energy sources you didn’t know you had. Your classmates and your Zumba instructor will encourage you to give it all you’ve got. When you return home, you’ll feel energized rather than worn out!
4. Cardiovascular Health.
Because a typical Zumba class also doubles as a HIIT class (High-Intensity Interval Training), you’ll be improving your heart health by taking classes regularly. Each class will get your blood pumping and your heart rate up during the high-tempo songs, then take your heart rate down on some slower songs. You will feel an overall improvement in your heart health rather quickly.
5. Fun and Relationships.
No one can deny that Zumba classes are just FUN. It’s like a party every time you go, and it doesn’t feel like a workout. Best of all, your Zumba classmates are welcoming and friendly. Many lifelong friendships began with people who met each other in a Zumba class and experienced the same feeling of fun together as they danced.
Now that you know 5 of the top benefits of taking a Zumba Class regularly, what’s next? Well, you can certainly find a Zumba class near you, because Zumba is taught in over 200,000 gyms and fitness studios in over 186 countries! However, since you are here on Move With Patricia, why not sign up for a class or contact Patricia with any questions you might have?