Benefits of Zumba

We hope you join us in class soon.  Aimee and Darlene are at the Mel Korum YMCA M/W at 5:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.  We are at Studio 138 on M/T/Th at 9:30 a.m.  You can always try our class at Studio 138 for free.  So what do you have to lose?   Read this great article about the benefits of Zumba class.  We will help you reach your full fitness potential.  We even have shimmy skirts for everyone to borrow in class and disco balls. Come join our party!
benefits of zumba classBENEFITS OF ……ZUMBA® Fitness


  1. People have reported losing weight doing Zumba, combined with a sensible and well-balanced nutrition plan; this combination can have astonishing results. (Through Zumba, I’ve lost 26 lbs this past year, inches and have changed my clothes size.)
  2. Zumba is a great fat burning workout. Calories burned will differ from person to person depending on their fitness level and the intensity put forth. Calories burned during one hour of Zumba have been estimated to be anywhere from 400 to 850.
  3. It is a workout using dance steps that are easy to follow in a truly fun and party-like atmosphere. It can leave a person with a “feel good” sensation, which helps to lessen your stress. (Zumba is GROUP FITNESS.)
  4. It is a fantastic core workout. Zumba uses moves during the workout that target the abs and back to increase flexibility and strength as well as to tone & sculpt the torso.
  5. Zumba also has the potential to reshape all parts of the body, including the arms, hips, heart, and mind.
  6. This workout provides for a great sweat workout without even realizing you are exercising. It is exercise in disguise!
  7. Zumba also provides for great interval training for great cardio vascular benefits.

What is a Zumba Fitness class like? It contains exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You’ll forget you’re working out with the simple moves to dance music like Merengue, Cha Cha, Salsa, Flamenca, Reggaeton, Rumba and more. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience!

It’s fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while at the same time targetting the legs, abs, glutes and arms.

The workout is basically a watch and follow routine. The moves are repeated often enough for you to catch on and they’re not complicated. The routines are repeated week after week with additions every now and then to spice things up even more!

According to the Zumba website, “Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be ‘FUN AND EASY TO DO’ in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. It is a ‘feel happy’ workout.”

Zumba is very infectious and is definitely the latest, most exciting fitness sensation! What a fun way to workout to lose weight or just become a healthier new you – you’ll love the results. Be sure to bring your family and friends to be a part of the Zumba Fitness party!


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