4 Solid Reasons to Sign Up for Zumba

By Genevieve Cunningham

Zumba. You’ve undoubtedly heard of it. You may have even considered giving it a try. But … something about dancing in public or swinging your hips around has you hesitant. It’s understandable. But the truth is that, once the initial embarrassment has worn off, Zumba can be a ton of fun! Take a look at these four reasons to get over yourself and into the Zumba room today!

It’s a Calorie Burner

Zumba is a bit of a cross between dance and aerobics. You’ll definitely sweat, and chances are good that you’ll work every muscle in the body. It’s also incredibly likely that you’ll burn massive calories! An average one hour class claims to burn between 500 and 1,000 calories. While every person won’t experience the same amount of burn, most people see great results if they just stick with it.

It’s a Mental Workout

While Zumba is great for the body, it can also be a good way to work the mind. Each class is set up as though you were learning one big dance. You’ll have to remember counts and moves, and then incorporate them over and over again. While this might seem difficult at first, by the end of class your brain will have adapted to the challenge and gotten a great workout as well.

It Boosts Confidence

Because this class can be challenging, and because most people really find their groove by the end of class, this form of exercise can be a great confidence booster. Most people walk out of the gym feeling quite proud of what their body accomplished, and more capable in life in general.

It’s a Lot of Fun

If there’s one thing almost every person who tries this workout can agree on, it’s that Zumba is a ton of fun. Loud music with a strong bass, fun moves that incorporate the whole body, and a genuinely fun atmosphere … what’s not to love? If you want to get involved in an exercise that is fun, Zumba is definitely worth a try.

If you haven’t given Zumba a try yet, it’s time to put it on the schedule. Fun workouts, a great group of people, and the acquisition of skills are things that you can likely look forward to gaining. Check out your local gym, and enjoy your workouts from here on out.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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