Zumba Classes in Lanham, MD

Are you looking for a stress-relieving workout that’s fun at the same time? Zumba® is a great stress-reliever that provides a workout for the whole body! At Dance Makers, our instructors are licensed, certified, and trained in Zumba. We also offer Zumba customized for older adults and novice exercisers.

Ready to give Zumba a try? Call us at (301) 276-0881 or contact us online to get started!

What Is Zumba?

Zumba is a contagious blend of Latin, R&B, and pop dance styles plus international rhythms that fuses fitness, entertainment, and culture. An exhilarating dance-party workout that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, Zumba provides effective total-body workouts.

A calorie-burning and body-energizing experience, Zumba was started in the late 1980s by Alberto “Beto” Perez in Cali, Colombia and has spread to six continents. It has established credibility with the American Council of Exercise, the Aerobic Fitness Association of America, and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

Zumba classes offer a high-intensity cardiovascular workout that lasts 50 minutes to an hour.

Want to see if our Zumba class is right for you? Call us at (301) 276-0881 or contact us online to schedule a free trial class at our dance studio in Lanham, MD!

Is Zumba a Good Workout?

Zumba is a great workout for your whole body! From head and shoulder rolls that loosen up the neck and warm up the upper body, to footwork that strengthens and stretches calves and ankles, this fitness method touches on nearly every muscle and joint. Hips and abs receive particular attention in the Latin dance style.

Why Take a Zumba Class at Our Maryland Dance Studio?

When you take a Zumba class, you get a well-rounded workout experience that’s fun at the same time! At a Zumba class, you’ll find:

  • It’s a total body workout — Zumba provides a total body toning routine along with a heart-pumping aerobic workout. It’s a way to get toned, benefit the heart, and burn calories all at the same time.
  • It’s upbeat and fun — The music is lively and the mood is incredibly upbeat in a Zumba exercise class. Time goes by quickly because the dance routines are anything but boring. Most people look forward to coming to class—and so they keep coming—and seeing results.
  • It’s a great stress reliever — Zumba dance routines are all about releasing your inhibitions and losing yourself in the movements. Some people who attend Zumba classes say it’s better than therapy!
  • It’s a form of interval training — Zumba incorporates the principles of interval training into every workout by using alternating fast and slow sequences to vary the intensity. An hour spent in a Zumba class can burn as many as 800 calories!
  • It tones the abdominals — Many of the Zumba Latin, R&B, and pop dance style moves are a great way to work the core abdominal muscles—the girdle of muscles that gives the pelvis its strength. This means firmer abdominals and a lower risk of back pain.

Interested in a Zumba class at our Lanham, MD dance studio? Call us at (301) 731-0003 or contact us online to get started!

Our Zumba Classes in Maryland

In true Zumba fashion, all of Dance Makers’ Zumba classes incorporate Latin, R&B, and pop dance styles, and there is no large learning curve. New participants receive small-scale step rehearsals before some longer dances. However, in most cases, first-timers can simply jump right into a class and follow along with our instructor. Our instructors are licensed, certified, and trained in toning, basic Zumba, as well as Zumba customized for older adults and novice exercisers.

Outdoor Zumba Classes for Safety & Fitness

Zumba is great exercise, but we know that you may have concerns about exercising indoors in close quarters to other people in light of the pandemic. Yet mental health is also important, and Zumba can help give your mood a boost while improving your physical fitness at the same time. One of the great things about Zumba is the fact that it can be performed outdoors as well as indoors. Dance Makers has outdoor Zumba classes to allow you to enjoy the vigorous workout and exciting social opportunities of Zumba, with plenty of fresh air and social distancing space.

Considering Zumba? Call (301) 731-0003 or contact us online to discuss our outdoor Zumba class options.

Sign Up for a Zumba Free Trial Class at Our Lanham, MD Dance Studio

Contact us today to sign up for our adult Zumba classes. Our dance studio in Lanham, MD, is only a short drive from Washington, DC, Prince George’s County, and eastern Montgomery County!

Call us at (301) 731-0003 or fill out a contact form to get started!

FAQs About Zumba

Do I have to be in good shape to do Zumba?

No, Zumba classes offer beginners the chance to work out in a supportive, beginner-friendly environment. Your instructor will take your level of dance expertise and physical fitness level when teaching you the moves of Zumba.

Is Zumba hard on the knees?

Zumba can put some strain on the knees, but it is gentler than other types of aerobic workouts. Make sure you talk to your instructor about your concerns before you start Zumba classes. Our instructors can help you modify the dance moves to be easier on your joints.

How long does it take to see results from Zumba?

Like any workout or dance program, results will vary from one person to the next. It takes two to three weeks to start seeing results from Zumba class if your goal is weight loss. A one-hour Zumba class will help you burn between 400 and 500 calories. Consistently going to Zumba class can help you achieve health and weight loss goals. If your goal is better physical fitness, you will start noticing improvements in your strength and stamina within the first month of attending Zumba class.