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Zumba – Dance Your Way To Being Fit at AFC Fitness

Thanks to dance TV shows, dancing has become a popular way to exercise. Zumba, in particular, is a fun and easy way to get a great workout. Even people who claim they can’t dance are catching on quickly. Zumba is inspired by Latin dance. The word “Zumba” comes from a Colombian word that means to have fun and move fast. A combination of upbeat Latin music and cardiovascular exercise make Zumba an awesome aerobic workout where you can tone, sculpt, and burn fat.

Dancing is great for weight loss, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strengthand reducing stress.  The best thing about dancing is that while you’re having fun moving to music and meeting new people, you’re getting all the health benefits of a good workout.

To get started, contact a dance school or fitness club that offers Zumba classes. Grab a friend if you don’t want to go alone. It’s a fun, social way to exercise; so the more, the merrier.
Classes are usually pretty inexpensive
Wear loose fitting clothing that gives you freedom of movement, and comfortable shoes. Don’t wear jewelry such as earrings, rings and necklaces. They can scratch you or get caught in clothing.

Next, follow these guidelines for a maximum calorie burn:

1. Get Loose
Join the party and have fun. Don’t be self-conscious or worry about how you look. The best way to burn more calories in a class is to have fun and let loose.


2. Move those arms, a lot!
Fully extend your arms. You’ll increase your calorie burn and use more muscles by maximizing your arm movements.


3. Shake that Booty
Shake it good. Press through your heels whenever you can to maximize the move’s booty shaping benefits.


4. Use the Moves you Know
If you haven’t got the hang of all the moves, just keep moving and use the ones you know. Don’t forget to accentuate the moves you know well.


5. Move Up and Down
Moving up and down will increase your calorie burn and tone your glutes, hips, and thigh muscles even more. Bend your knees and sit into your moves as much as you can.