Over the past several years, working out with Zumba has been all the rage. There classes in more than 125 countries worldwide with over 12 million people participating in one of the most fun aerobic workouts ever.
If you have been living under a rock for the past several years and don’t know what Zumba is, it is a dance program that uses routines and moves to burn calories to Latin inspired music. Zumba has really taken off because the class looks more like a party than working out. Is also a great social event that people of all ages can enjoy. What really makes Zumba grade is that it doesn’t matter what body type you have or your age, there is a Zumba class for you to help get you moving. It is easy to learn and a lot of fun.
The Zumba gold program focuses on the older population. This is also a popular class for people just starting with aerobic exercises, such as children. The music and dance of Zumba class is modified to better meet the needs of those new to Zumba and for older participants.
Zumba toning classes are great for anyone interested in strength training and body toning. Toning sticks are used in this class to target particular muscle areas such as the abs, glutes, legs, and arms. Zumba Gold toning focuses more on beginners and older participants.
Classes for Children
Though most Zumba classes are open to adults and children alike, there are some Zumba programs specifically catered to children. These classes are more tailored to the high energy levels of children, their attention span, coordination, and muscle development.
There are a few classes that are more specialized. One of my favorite is the Aqua Zumba class. This is like your normal Zumba class, but done in the water. I did Aqua Zumba a lot when I hurt my knee since it is easier on the body. Zumba circuit training is great if you want an intense workout in a short amount of time. Participants move from station to station to complete strength and prescribed cardio routines. Zumba Sentao is an option for anyone wanting to focus on their core strength. In this class, you use your body’s weight and shares to improve your core stabilization, endurance, balance, and strength.
Regardless of which class you choose, Zumba is great for you and your children. It is one of the few workouts my gym allows children to participate in with me, so we turn it into a family event. Give it a try and see what you think about Zumba.