Zumba burns a lot of calories if done correctly and consistently over time. Going to a regular class and combining dancing with your fitness program can yield a lot of health benefits as well as burn calories.
In one hour of Zumba you can expect to burn between 400 and 800 calories depending on the intensity level and your own level of fitness. A person who is out of shape can expect to burn less calories than a person who is in tip top shape. Zumba combines Latin inspired dance and fitness to whip your body into shape, while having fun.
With Zumba, the more work you are willing to put in, the more calories you will burn. This means that if you attend your Zumba class to socialize and take a lot of breaks, you will not maximize your calorie burning potential. If you are willing to work hard and increase intensity you will burn a lot more calories.
Zumba increases the heart rate when done correctly. You may find that you are breathing heavily and perspiring. These are great indications of knowing you are burning calories and shedding weight. It is important to drink a lot of water throughout the class, but your instructor will typically give you a break when necessary. Zumba can be a fun way to burn calories and keep the weight off.
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