Here’s Why Zumba Works For So Many Women
Certain dance or hip-hop classes might seem intimidating| but Zumba attempts to alleviate any trepidations. If you’ve wanted to try a dance class but feel like you have two left feet| Zumba is a great intro into the world of dance cardio u2014 you sweat| let loose| and cheer while burning a ton of calories.
| The choreography isn’t (too) complicated.
Most dance workout classes take the traditional add-on choreography approach| but Zumba is different. If there’s a tune you’re not loving or a move you just can’t seem master| that section of the class will be over in a few minutes. You start all over again with a new song and a brand-new set of steps. The constant change keeps things feeling new and exciting| and there’s always a chance to start fresh.
| You’ll build coordination.
Past dance classes may have left you feeling defeated at your lack of innate dancing skills| but at the start of Zumba| you’ll often hear instructors yelling “”just keep moving!”” As long as you’re continuing to move| you’re doing the workout right. In Zumba| there’s no emphasis placed on who has the best grasp of technique; effort is everything. And the more you go to class| you’ll find that your coordination and balance continue to improve u2014 testing these skills will only make them stronger.
| It’s easy to go at your own pace.
Depending on your body’s needs| you can make Zumba a high- or low-impact workout. Hardcore dancers can keep up and stay challenged by quick| sharp movements and extra jumps| while beginners can move at whatever pace they can handle. At the end of each song| you’re free to grab water| wipe off with a towel| or take a quick breather. Zumba’s premise is all about feeling good| working hard| and taking care of yourself.
| You’ll leave feeling refreshed.
After a tough cardio workout| sometimes you leave feeling wiped out and ready to hop back into bed. While Zumba is challenging| I always leave feeling energized| light| and ready to tackle the rest of the day with a positive perspective. It truly lives up to the “”fitness party”” hype.