HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 18:  Giuliana Rancic takes a Zumba Toning class, one of Zumba's new programs that tones and sculpts the entire body while still maintaining the fun fitness-party vibe on July 18, 2012 at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 18: Giuliana Rancic takes a Zumba Toning class, one of Zumba's new programs that tones and sculpts the entire body while still maintaining the fun fitness-party vibe on July 18, 2012 at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)

Trying Zumba as an Alternative Workout Exercise

According to research done on a number of people who take Zumba courses, it is estimated that a single workout with Zumba can burn up to 800 kcal. So, how true is this fact? The Zumba workout is relatively new in fashion and is a trend that has taken over the fitness world. As is with every new fitness craze, this type of workout is offered as an exercise class and in different settings, you can be able to get Zumba courses on DVDs, Video Games, TV programmes among other ways. This method has been a hit in the fitness community because it offers fitness and weight loss results all done in a fun enjoyable way.

What is Zumba?

Zumba is a fitness course that was invented by mistake in the mid-90s. Zumba fitness method has over time evolved and now offers a number of different classes that include the Zumba gold toning, aqua Zumba among others. Zumba is typically dancing based exercise class without all the fluff and marketing. And just like any other dancing exercise class, you will significantly burn a lot of calories and acquire some fitness gains. The Zumba enables participants to jump and move for approximately 45 minutes, just like you would burn calories if you went out dancing for 45 minutes.

A number of calories that participant’s burn will largely depend on the intensity, the duration and the style of the workout. The participant’s muscles, fitness level, body size and composition also play a big role in the end results. Zumba is mainly and aerobic style exercise, therefore, you will be able to get the cardio workout and improve cardiovascular fitness. It is also formulated so that you can move most of your body parts to achieve maximum workout intensity. The bottom line is, both your muscle gain and weight loss gains will at the end of the day depend on how often you are working out. To better understand Zumba, you can get in touch with your fitness instructor to offer you more insights.

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