Why Zumba dance workouts are a great fitness program:

  1. 1: It’s fun. The more you enjoy your exercise routine, the more likely you are to stick with it. Many people say they have so much fun dancing that they actually forget they are actually exercising.

  2. 2: Its great for weight loss. Zumba dance workouts are a powerful exercise with a 600 to 1,000 calorie burn in just an hour.

  3. 3: It tones your entire body. You may feel sore in places you never knew existed, but it gets results. Zumba dance workouts target lots of different muscle groups at once for total body fitness and toning.

  4. 4: It boosts your heart health. You not only get aerobic benefits (high intensity interval training), you also get anaerobic benefits – the kind that help you maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system.

  5. 5: It helps you de-stress. Turning your attention to dance, and away from the daily grind, is a great way to relieve stress. Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and enhancing multiple mental abilities such as learning, thinking, reasoning, remembering, problem solving, decision making and attention.

  6. 6: It improves coordination. In dance workouts your arms and legs are generally moving in different directions so it requires a good deal of coordination.  Repeated practice improves coordination and helps you feel more comfortable moving your body.

  7. 7: It makes you happy. Every time you exercise, you release endorphins which trigger positive feelings throughout the body.  And you can do it from home right now without paying for gym memberships.

Ready to try it? Start with these great dance moves and don’t be afraid! Zumba dance workout are great fun and can be adapted to any fitness level.

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