Reports suggest that individuals burn around 300 calories in a typical, 39-minute Zumba class. Furthermore, it is recommended that people burn 300 calories per workout to promote weight loss and maintain healthy body weight. Thus, Zumba fits right in. “Dance fitness is a super fun and easy, full-body aerobic workout with different genres of music. With its structured placement of intensity, you get a great cardiovascular workout. It is also a great stress buster and calorie burner, which helps manage your weight. No prior dance experience is needed, just put on your dancing shoes and walk into a dance fitness class,” says Tom Arun, fitness expert at cult.fit.
4. Is a full-body workout
As Zumba moves involve the movement of your entire body, it is a full body workout. “Zumba is great for people who want to get into some additional physical activities and have fun at the same time. It can be a great way to get started on a fitness journey by doing something that is fun and exciting. I would ideally pair Zumba with alternate days of strength training to get the most benefit from exercise. Zumba tones your entire body. You may feel sore in places you never knew existed, but it gets results,” adds Simrun Chopra, deep health coach, nutritionist and founder of Nourish with Sim.
5. Helps to strengthen muscles
Zumba is not only a cardio workout, but it also helps you become stronger. “One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about Zumba is that it’s just cardio and it won’t help you get stronger, tone up, or build muscle. That’s not true at all. A lot of Zumba trainers include a good mix of resistance training. For instance, you’ll have to do an entire song in a squat hold or wall sit. If you love dancing and want to find a fun and effective way to work out, Zumba should be on your list!” concludes Simran Valecha.