What do Queen Letizia of Spain, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Madonna have in common? All of them are fans of the Zumba. Zumba is an exercise training that combines Latin rhythms with simple dance steps and includes resistance exercises.
Zumba classes have become popular in recent times as an option to lose weight while having fun dancing.
Latin music and cardiovascular exercises are its main characteristics, so there is no room for boredom.
“When I came to the gym, I started doing several routines and the one I liked the most was the Zumba class. I have been doing it for two years now and it is like coming to a party wearing sneakers with the best of all the benefits giving me energy and taking off weight,” said Gabriela Otárola, who practices it for one hour, four days a week.
Originally, this exercise was created in 2001 by the Colombian Alberto “Beto” Perez, dancer and choreographer, who combined the movements of aerobics with different types of dances such as cumbia, salsa and merengue Therefore, thanks to that combination, many people enjoy exercising. The name is a derivative of the word rumba, which is what Colombians call colloquially a “party.”
The discipline is in more than 140 countries with 12,000 instructors worldwide and more than 12 million people practicing it weekly.
So, you can exercise your body by dancing to Daddy Yankee or Marc Anthony or a bolero by Gilberto Santa Rosa.
But beyond the dance, the health benefits are many. “Like any other aerobic exercise, it puts the lungs and the heart to work,” said Sebastián Guerrero, Zumba-certified instructor.
According to Women’s Health magazine, a study conducted by a Danish company revealed that Zumba increased levels of osteocalcin, a protein-related bone density, and that with an hour class, people increased their heart rates and thus, they could accelerate their metabolism and burn more calories.
Whatever your age or lifestyle, Zumba fits your needs and will help you enjoy exercise in a different way.
Nine Benefits of Zumba
1. Excellent way to burn calories.
2. Body toning: help strengthen your arms, legs, buttocks and abs.
3. People do not get bored.
4. It makes people happy: exercises stimulate good humor by combining fun rhythms with easy movements.
5. It releases tension.
6. It works for all ages.
7. People achieve amazing results in a short time.
8. Increases tolerance to lactic acid buildup.
9. People can practice it anywhere.
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