As Alberto Perez recently launched his newest class in the Zumba franchise, Zumba Step, it got me thinking. So I ask the question, is Zumba the best fitness class to have ever been thought up? Moreover, what is the secret that makes this dance-fitness phenomenon so popular? Well in this article I intend to find out.
What Is Zumba?
Possibly everybody on the planet has heard of Zumba. It doesn’t matter whether you are at your local gym, or by a pool on an exotic holiday, there are Zumba classes happening everywhere!
Zumba classes offer a party atmosphere with feisty latin flavour. Therefore, it is easy to see why it is quite possibly the biggest dance-fitness craze to happen this century.
Created by Colombian dancer Alberto ‘Berto’ Perez, Zumba fitness first appeared in the 1990s. However, over the past decade, Zumba classes have become increasingly fashionable throughout the fitness community especially in the Europe.
With an army of instructors in the UK alone, there are an abundance of Zumba classes throughout the country every day. Whether it is at your local community centre, dance studio or YMCA, you are sure to find a class happening weekly on almost every corner.
Although people tend to think of the basic Zumba fitness class, the brand continues to rapidly expand. There are now 12 different Zumba session available for people of all ages. Making this fascinating fitness sensation even more accessible.
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What Are The Benefits Of Zumba Classes?
Zumba offers a wide array of health and fitness benefits. Obviously some are tailored to each specific session, however there are a number of benefits every participant will gain from any session:
Improve Muscular Tone
As fun is the focus of every session, Zumba classes can also improve your mental health. Relieving symptoms of stress and depression.
Moreover, if you are looking for a class that will melt the pounds away, Zumba could definitely be for you. Zumba is reported to burn up to 1000 calories in just 60 minutes and will leave you feeling the burn!
Where to Start With Zumba
As already mentioned, Zumba is everywhere. If you are interested in joining a Zumba class, you first of all need to think about what class would be best suited to you. They have specific sessions for kids, adults and seniors as well as classes for general fitness or toning.
The best place to start would be with the official Zumba website you can type in your address and it will give you a list of all your local instructors, the classes they teach as well as when and where they are held.
Different Zumba Classes Available
Zumbini - For 0-3 years
Zumba Kids Jr - For 4-6 Years
Zumba Kids - For 7-11 years
Zumba Fitness - Aerobic fitness class
Zumba Step - Step aerobics with Zumba flavour
Strong by Zumba - High intensity interval training Zumba session
Zumba Toning - Aerobic fitness class with added hand weights
Aqua Zumba - Zumba version of aqua aerobics
Zumba in the Circuit - Zumba circuit training
Zumba Gold - A lower impact aerobic fitness class
Zumba Gold Toning - A lower impact aerobic fitness class with added hand weights
It is obvious that Zumba has all the bases covered when it comes to all round fitness classes. Plus their fun fitness sessions is what obviously makes it so popular.
So if you are one of the few people who haven’t experienced Zumba yet, why not check out a class near you? Fitness classes are a great way to workout during cold autumn and winter nights.