Is Zumba Effective for Losing Weight?

Anyone who’s attempted a weight loss program can tell you, it’s tough.  Contrary to late night infomercials and social media ads, there’s no magic pill when it comes to shedding those extra pounds, and keeping them off.  The key to your success is no “secret”.  The combination of cutting calories, healthy foods, and moving your body is the only proven method of successful weight loss and weight loss management.

Hard work and commitment go a long way, the excitement you felt at the start begins to wane. It’s late, and cold out and you’ve already put in a full day. You can skip the gym.  Just this once.  Which soon turns into the next night and then you find you’ve missed a whole week of workouts.

Or maybe you started a walking program or training for a 5K. It can be hard to get out of bed that extra hour early just to squeeze in your time on the treadmill.  Your workouts were fun at first-full of energy and motivation.  Then, slowly, you returned to your old ways, and reclaimed your place on the couch.

Zumba — Burn Calories & Have Fun

At Dance Makers, Inc. we realize a desire to lose weight isn’t enough. Cutting calories helps, but moving your body AND cutting back on junk food is the fastest way to get fit.  And finding a workout that’s as enjoyable as it is high-energy will keep you off that couch and moving your body!

Zumba is just that kind of workout. This dynamic hybrid or aerobics and latin salsa dancing will have you blasting away the calories as you have a great time.  Dance moves that come naturally  work all of your muscle groups, including your core.  The music matches your raised beats per minute, which puts your body in the best kind of fat-burning mode.  Soon you’l be laughing, drenched in sweat, and you’ll have burned between 800-1000 calories a session.

A High-Intensity Hybrid  of Dance and Exercise Techniques

Although there are plenty of dance moves in your Zumba workout, this exciting exercise began in an aerobics studio in Colombia in the 1990’s.  As the story goes, the popular aerobics instructor who came up with Zumba was running late to tach a traditional aerobics class when he discovered his usual workout music was nowhere to be found.  He reached into his backpack and pulled out his personal collection of Latin dance music.  He threw some salsa dance moves into his usual routine and voila!  Zumba was born!

Dance Makers high-intensity Zumba classes combine a healthy physical challenge with a good time. The whole body workout gets your heart pumping to the beat of the music, throwing your workout into high gear for the most effective high intensity interval training calorie burn.

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Have fun, make friends, and you’ll be amazed by how quickly you lose weight.  Because of the popularity of this successful workout, our Zumba classes fill up quickly.  Contact Dance Makers, Inc today and get ready for the time of your life.