Why Zumba Exercises Are Very Good Exercises
Zumba was born in Colombia in the 1990s, accidentally. A fitness instructor forgot to bring his usual exercise music to class, so he took some Latin albums from his car, eliminated the limitations of traditional training and danced like he did at the club. The class follows, sweats with the rhythm of salsa and rumba, and likes it.
Since then, Zumba has made himself more of a party than training. Indeed, some studies show it might be the best exercise for people who hate exercise.
Zumba classes are like other instructor-led exercises, but with simple dance moves that are heavy on the hips and the number of steps. The movement adds proper sweat, said John Porcari, a professor of sports and sports science at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He and his colleagues analyzed a group of women who remained on Zumba and found that a 40-minute class burned about 370 calories, a little more than nine calories per minute. That’s about the same amount you would make if you ran at slow speeds or cycled at 15 miles per hour for the same amount of time.