Fusion fitness...paddleboard Yoga (yes...yoga using a paddleboard!)...circuit training...Plenty of things to catch your interest.
Dance fitness continues to be rated among top fitness trends, too. And the Zumba® Fitness program is stronger than ever. Why? Simply put, it's fun, and it gets results! I read an article that offered thoughts on the top ten reasons people love Zumba® classes. Take a look:
1. Zumba® combines resistance training with fast and slow intervals to keep your body confused, increase fat burning, and sculpt muscles. The varying rhythms keep your body from learning the routine. If you keep your body confused, you won't hit a fitness or weight-loss plateau.
2. Zumba® is easy to follow. You repeat a lot of the same moves, so Zumba® is easy to learn. You can head to your first Zumba® class and still get a great workout because you won't be completely lost.
3. Zumba® is credited with improving coordination. Zumba® will get your body moving all together and definitely improves your muscle tone.
4. Zumba® improves mental clarity. Learning new Zumba® routines gives your brain a good workout as well as your body. Zumba® releases your inhibitions and lets you let your mind go. Zumba® provides a little mental vacation while working your body, mind, and spirit.
5. Most exercise routines focus on a specific area. Not Zumba®! Zumba® gives your core an intense workout creating killer abs, while increasing long, lean muscle growth in your arms and legs, and firms up the glutes.
6. Zumba® is fast! You'll burn tons of calories. Depending on your fitness level, you can burn hundreds of calories in one Zumba® session! That is powerful fuel for weight loss.
7. The fun, fast-paced Latin beat puts you in a good mood. Zumba® rhythms make you feel free and happy.
8. The Zumba® format allows you to customize your workout, move at your own pace, and exercise at the best level for you!
9. Zumba® is fun! A lot of workouts feel like a punishment. You almost forget you're working out when you take a Zumba® class! When you have fun with a workout, it makes it easier to stick with it!
10. Because Zumba® is an easy program to stick with, you will actually start seeing results and experiencing the long-term benefits of a regular cardiovascular workout faster than you might with other programs. Zumba® allows the people who have never been able to stick with a diet and exercise plan to sleep better, have more energy, increased stamina, increased bone density, lower blood pressure, and all of the other benefits of a regular cardio program.
Do you connect with any of those reasons? What do you love about your Zumba® classes?