As a certified personal trainer, I always tell people that intense strength training burns the most calories, but what if you just don’t like to lift weights and would rather dance?
Surely, there has to be a type of dance fitness class that burns a lot of calories. And that’s Zumba, being one of the favorite dancing styles, and it incorporates several movements that work your body from head to toe.
Group fitness classes of dance involve the entire body. The benefits you derive from a one hour class include aerobic for heart health, stamina, stronger lower body joints and of course, the fun. All you need in preparation is comfortable dance gear and a desire to be free. Then you put your best foot forward and get ready for the experience.
The Dance Class
Zumba is a dancing style that incorporates hip-hop, salsa, samba, merengue and martial arts. No dancing experience is needed to enjoy it. Simply watch what other participants are doing, join them and have fun.
Start by breathing in and out three times before you warm up your muscles. Listen to the music and get the rhythm before you move. Tap your right leg then left for eight counts, then start moving and gradually increase your pace. You’ll spin and twist, kick and lunge, jump and squat until your whole body feels great. You will get stronger and fitter.
Why Zumba Is Good
It incorporates different dance styles, and the variety allows you to move every muscle in your body. You don’t have to watch the clock or perform several boring reps. Just get lost in the music and dance like you’ve never done before. It’ll boost your heart rate, get rid of extra body fat and build the much needed muscle. This makes it the best dance class to burn the most calories.
But I must reiterate my opening comment: For optimal body transformation and fat-burning, you really must incorporate strength training! Keep doing the dance, but strength training should be your cornerstone.