Most of the time we hear about the aerobic benefits of the ZUMBA classes. Can ZUMBA Fitness actually help with toning up the body? Keep reading to find out!
What do we actually mean when saying we want to “tone up”?
The goal is to have less body fat and have a little muscle definition. Not too much of course, because we don’t want to become body builders. So toned up body means some visible muscles, but not huge muscles.
Of course first of all we have to “get rid” of the fat covering those muscles, because as long as we have the fat there, doesn’t matter how “nice” your muscle is, it won’t be visible.
What can ZUMBA Fitness do for you?
ZUMBA is an exercise which involves dancing and as such it engages lot of muscle groups. It can tone up your abs, thighs, bums if done right.
ZUMBA Fitness alternates slower and faster moves. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It strengthens your bones and keeps your immune system healthy, so you will be protected from many diseases.
ZUMBA is a fun way to exercise and tone up, it is performed on entertaining music and depending on your fitness level you can decide to skip certain moves or just do them in your own way (e.g. doing steps instead of jumps).
ZUMBA Fitness gives you energy and motivates you to keep going and achive your fitness goals, shape your body, tone your muscles.
It is absolutely an entertaining type of workout, and you will enjoy every minute of it.
How to get the most out of your ZUMBA class when it comes to toning?
At fitness clubs you can find classes called ‘Bums, Tums and Thighs’. When you join a ZUMBA class, it is like getting more for your money.
ZUMBA – even if it is somewhat close to the old type aerobics – it doesn’t mean that it is an exercise class with constant jumping. As mentioned above, slower and faster dance moves follow each other, “spiced up” with some squats, lunges, leg lifts and so forth. All these, done correctly, will lead to have a toned body.
One of the great things about ZUMBA is that you can decide for yourself before each class what your goal is that day.
Let’s say you only want to de-stress after a hard day’s work, loose yourself to the energetic music and not concentrating much – there you go! You will get the energizing and also the cardio benefit of the ZUMBA class.
And let’s say another day you feel like having a lot of energy even before the class, and want to add some more, so your body can work out hard. Then you can concentrate on keeping your muscles (especially abs and arms) tight all the time – and there you go! You just had a tough toning class, attending the same ZUMBA class.
Doesn’t that sound great?
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