Finding the right exercise – one that is fun, motivating and gets results – is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to staying on track with your health and fitness journey. It’s hard to get to the gym after a long day, and if your workout is an hour of mind-numbing cardio or the same old weightlifting routine it’s even harder to get motivated.
Fortunately there’s no limit to the number of different ways you can get in your movement for the day. It’s simply a matter of finding what works for you, your body, and your comfort level. And for many people, Zumba is the answer.
Zumba is the dance party designed to make you forget that you’re working out in the first place. In a Zumba class your surrounded by health-minded people who think getting fit should be fun and empowering….and maybe a little sexy! And because you can grove (or move) at your own pace, it’s a stellar option for any and all body types and fitness levels.
If you don’t think a group fitness class can be fun and super good for your health you’re seriously mistaken. Check out some of these tried and true benefits:
It burns calories – Zumba classes work in much the same way high intensity interval training does, using choreographed dance intervals at varying intensities to maximize your body’s calorie-burning capabilities and make you forget how hard you’re working.
It’s a full-body workout – A great Zumba class will work everything from your head to your toes by taking you through a series of dance moves that’ll loosen up stiff joints and wake up sleepy muscles that you might not even realize you have.
It boosts your mood – You know that great feeling you get after completing a tough workout? How about the uplifting feelings that come from listening to your favorite song? A Zumba class will combine both of those feelings in one session, giving you the ultimate mood boost, even after your most stressful day.
It improves balance and coordination – For a lot of us, balance and coordination don’t exactly come naturally — they need to be practiced. Zumba challenges you to move your entire body in sync with the music. This refines fine motor skills and coordination, effectively training your body to take on tasks with more stability and coordination than you had before.
It builds community – One of the coolest things about Zumba classes is how social they are. Most people feel a little silly when they’re dancing in front of others for the first time, but because everyone in the class feels silly together, it builds fast bonds and cultivates a strong sense of community.
If you’re ready to stop dreading fitness and start enjoying it, come in to Total Woman today and let us get you signed up at one of our Zumba classes for the most fun you’ll ever have at a workout.