Move over Samba Its time to Zumba

first_imgZumba is not an exercise routine, it’s a philosophy of life. It’s an exotic cultural experience that includes dance steps and music from all over the world. The basic elements of Zumba are fun-filled and energetic, which makes it one of the most popular dance forms in the world. Being a high energy based dance form, Zumba requires a person to put in a great amount of physical strength.It is dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez back in the 1990s. Involving dance elements of many forms which includes Hip-hop, Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Samba, the Tango, Martial Arts, Belly Dancing and Bhangra, this energy fuelled exercise includes music with fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training. The most interesting quality of Zumba is the fact that it engages its dancers in a sweat inducing mode of exercise while giving them the pleasure of enjoying a stress bursting dance party. A Zumba workout helps a person to burn calories as well as to lose weight. In general, a Zumba session lasts about an hour, which can burn around 300-600 calories. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With the increasing demand for Zumba in Delhi, many institutes have come up to meet this need. A very important thing to be kept in mind while practicing Zumba is to choose a Zumba trainer who knows the art well and a good place to ensure that along with all the exercise, the dance provides for a truly exuberant experience and helps to infuse some positive-energy.Choreography is simple so that participants don’t get too involved in getting the step right and lose out on the fun. It is so simple that everyone have a go at it. There is a warm-up routine at the beginning as well as a cooling down process in the end. The idea is to raise the heartbeat and then cool it, and then raise it again. There are no special diets as such to be followed during Zumba.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixZumba has now evolved to constitute various sub-categories including Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic, Zumba in the circuit and Aqua Zumba which includes Zumba dance steps which are performed inside the swimming pool.Additionally, there are many Zumba fitness videos as well as Zumba games available in market. Zumba’s popularity can be elucidated by the fact that many celebrities have adopted the routine including Jennifer Lopez, Jackie Chan, Kirstie Alley, Emma Watson, Neha Dhupia, Shakira among others.Zumba keeps the motivation at an all time high with a catchy soundtrack that includes a lot of Bhangra and Bollywood Beats. The basic goal of the Zumba dance instructors is to make people want to work out. Fun and easy to do, Zumba is the type of fitness exercise people will want to do every day because it’s different, effective and enjoyable.last_img

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