Looking for an intense workout without feeling like you are actually working out? Zumba, which is a crazy fun combination of Latin dance, hip hop moves, fast-paced music and even Bollywood jhatkas, is perfect in this case. You dance your way into squats, lunges and abs and won’t even realise that each of those muscles are being worked out until after class. This high energy workout gives you the obvious benefits of getting in shape, losing weight, building stamina, increasing endurance and core strengthening but there are so many other wonderful benefits too. Read on to know why Zumba is so much more than just another workout.
Improved co-ordination Ladies, if you can move your arms and legs in unison with the music, change the movement every couple of seconds and have fun while not hitting someone –well, how can you not end up improving your co-ordination?
Combatting stage fear Zumba is sexy, requires a lot of moves that you may not initially be comfortable with and really involves you getting rid of any inhibitions. This group exercise will certainly bring you out of your shell and make you a people person in no time.
Better immunity Zumba involves rapid movements and is an amazing workout. Since it builds stamina in the process, with regular classes you will see that you are feeling healthier on the inside and falling sick less often.
New friend alert Zumba classes are a great way to meet people and who knows, maybe you’ll end up meeting your special someone in a Zumba class?
Improved dance skills The only way to Zumba effectively is to do it to the beat – and keep the beat every time. So when you are out there doing fitness moves to great music, you are also improving your dance skills.
Personality development With that great body that you get by being regular at Zumba, comes an enormous amount of confidence. You know confidence is very, very sexy, don’t you?
Stress therapy You know how they say you need to find a hobby to direct all your stress at? Find a happy place where you can work through that tension? Nothing better than a Zumba class for it. We promise you will feel much calmer post a class.
So grab your Zumba shoes today, and get your groove on!
Written by Anurag Gulati on Apr 29, 2014