- Big Calorie Burn: People burn anywhere from 400-1000 calories per class. A California study showed an average of 817 calories burned!
- Total Body Toning: Even though it feels like you're just dancing, those lunges, squats, arm movements, and crunches that sneak their way into the routine are working your whole body.
- Attitude Adjustment: With Zumba fitness, no longer does a work out seem like work! The moves can be easily adapted to any level, being at class is a fun, social experience, and you're having such a good time, that the workout flies by! Crazy, but the endorphin (feel-good chemical) boost you get from this program gives you a whole new outlook on fitness...you'll find yourself looking forward to your next class!
- Stress Relief: Dancing along in a Zumba class gives you a mental vacation. Worries melt away as you focus on the fun of the music and the movement. As you're working your body, you're re-charging your brain, and will be better able to go back and deal with the pressures of "real life."
People of all ages that have been enjoying Zumba fitness know all about the metabolism-boosting, body-building, brain-strengthening benefits of this Latin-dance aerobic program, but if you're new to Zumba workouts, get excited about the serious benefits from these fun classes!
One of the many reasons I love ZUMBA fitness is because the founders take the company's global popularity and use it in many ways. One of which, is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money for breast cancer reasearch and awareness.
ZUMBA instructors organize and hold Party in Pink ZUMBA events around the world. So far, this year, the ZUMBA movement's raised $229, 826!
And, this month I'm having a great time in classes doing routines to the beautiful song Historia by Wyclef Jean. He partnered once again with ZUMBA founder Beto Perez---this time 10% of the proceeds from iTunes downloads of the song go to the Komen Foundation!
Watch, listen, and download! It makes people smile, I know you'll love it.
Jennifer Antkowiak is a nationally certified Group Fitness Instructor, and is licensed to teach a variety of Zumba fitness classes, as well as Bokwa fitness. Jen is also a Walk Live leader, and CPR certified. Caregivers, visit jenniferCares.com. To learn about how to take care of yourself naturally with Essential Oils, visit jenniferCaresESSENTIALS.com