If you are among the few people who hate hitting the gym, and working out, and getting sweat all over, then join the club! But once you get into this fun workout craze you will be so addicted that you just cannot wait for your next session. And that workout is none other than Zumba!
Zumba dance and fitness is a Latin inspired dance workout that is not only fun to do, but is also a great cardio exercise for you to lose weight. You will be having so much fun working out, you will not even realize the extra pounds you have been dropping. Next thing you know, you will be getting compliments for your figure, your glowing skin, and even your overall energy!
Here are some tips if you are thinking about joining your first Zumba class:
1) Find a certified instructor
Everyone claims to be able to do Zumba but it takes a real Zumba instructor to know the steps of a Merengue, Cumbia, Salsa, and Reggaeton. A certified Zumba instructor will also have a list of Zumba songs to use in their classes. Be sure to find a certified Zumba instructor, and the places that they teach, on the official Zumba website (http://www.zumba.com).
2) Wear proper shoes
Zumba is a proper workout, there will be a lot of jumping, and stomping, and the occasional booty shaking. And like with any other workouts, you need to have the right shoes. Shoes that are of high impact to absorb the pressure from the movements, and that are comfortable for you to move around in.
3) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Water is essentially everybody’s best friend. It gives you energy, it refreshes the body, and it keeps your body alert and awake. Water is especially important during your workout sessions. Your body needs the hydration to restore muscles, and tissue, after all the sweating. Always remember to keep a water bottle handy in your Zumba dance sessions so you can keep on dancing!
4) Bring a friend
If you are shy about dancing in a room full of strangers, then bring a friend along! Zumba classes are like a party, and everyone is invited! Your plus one will not only motivate you to work out more, but they will bring the extra energy that is always welcome at any Zumba class. And you know what they say, the more the merrier!
Zumba is a place of fun, happiness, and positivity. It is suitable for people with different fitness levels, different backgrounds, and different ages. You do not even have to know how to dance to enjoy the workout, just bring along your smile and energy and let’s get ready to