Zumba. Is it a sport or a dance?


 Zumba. Is it a sport or a dance?

Zumba is an aerobic and aerobic sport, but because Zumba is a combination of aerobic and dance moves, it is also called Zumba dance. There are differences between aerobics and Zumba, but in some movements they are very similar to aerobics.


Zumba has many fans who claim that this sport helps with weight loss and physical fitness. But like any other exercise and sport, you need to know if it is suitable for people or not. Learn about its strengths and weaknesses. Next, we explain more about Zumba,

What is Zumba?


Zumba is based on rhythm and dance inspired by the rhythmic movements of African and Latin American countries. Zumba is one of the happiest sports movements that help you increase your physical activity. This sport may be suitable for women at first glance, but there are no restrictions on gender and men, women and children can practice Zumba.


The movements used in Zumba are based on the basic movements of the four main rhythms of salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, and other rhythms such as hip hop, samba, raq afrika (African dance), flamenco, bhangra (Indian dance), and belly. Raqs (Arabic dance). , soca and so on.

 Zumba moves in a way that combines slow and fast rhythms. In fact, slower rhythms are breaks. This type of exercise causes the body to burn more calories and increase metabolism for hours after exercise.

Types of Zumba exercises

Types of Zumba exercises

There are different types of Zumba, each of which is different depending on each person's goal and approach.


  •      Aqua Zumba: Aqua Zumba is particularly suitable for people with lower extremity injuries or who need low-impact sports, Aqua Zumba brings the passion of Latin dance into the water.
  •      Gold Zumba: This modified version of the standard Zumba class is designed for older audiences who want the same fun music and moves of a traditional class, but with less intensity.
  •      Zumba for Kids: Designed for kids ages 7 to 11, this style of Zumba modifies and breaks down traditional Zumba moves, then adds games and activities to the class to keep kids engaged and interested while they work out.
  •      Zumba Step: The same dance inspired by Latin dances but with the addition of an aerobic step to increase the intensity of the exercise and to include more strengthening movements in the legs due to the fact that the legs are constantly lifted and removed from the step during the exercise.
  •      Zombini: This once-a-week, 45-minute class is designed for the youngest Zumba enthusiasts between the age group 0-3 years old. Children and their parents meet to connect about music and take part in age-appropriate play, thinking less about "practice" and more about the "learning experience".

 As strength training classes have grown in popularity over the past decade and inspired people to design CrossFit gyms and strength classes, the Zumba brand has tried to add more strength options to its lineup, including:

  •      Power Zumba: A high-intensity bodyweight workout with choreographed moves to the beat of the music. Push-ups, squats, burpees and lunges are part of the routine and main exercises for this Zumba style.
  •      Zumba Toning Gold: Just like Zumba Toning, but with a lower intensity, designed for a somewhat older audience.
  •      Circuit Zumba: This style of Zumba is designed as a circuit, alternating Zumba dance moves with strength-training exercises for a full-body workout aimed at improving aerobic fitness and muscle strength.
  •      Zumba Centao: The chair is used as a "dance partner" to focus on core muscles without the use of weights.
  •      Zumba toning: It involves using toning Zumba sticks (or light weights) to add an element of strength training to familiar Zumba dance moves.

What are the benefits of practicing or dancing Zumba?

   Zumba increases movement and calories, which can ultimately help with weight loss.

     Zumba is a fun, happy and uplifting sport.

     The alternating rhythms of Zumba increase the natural stretching of the body's muscles and strengthen the abdominal and back muscles.

     Zumba is very good for the heart and lungs and burns about 450 calories per hour.

     Zumba works the muscles and muscles of the abdomen, back, hips and thighs, which are the main muscles in the body, and makes you fit.

     Zumba is a fun and team sport, and it is the best choice for those who love energetic and exciting environments. This sport is very suitable for people who do not want to do tedious and monotonous movements and techniques, or use heavy sports equipment because it consists of rhythmic, happy and collective movements.

     Zumba exercises not only strengthen the body, but also the mind. Zumba dance and aerobics is a kind of mental and brain exercise. Mental activity increases during a Zumba workout.

     This exercise leads to muscle growth and improves coordination between the different parts of the body.

     By performing Zumba dance moves, your body will feel more relaxed, which will increase your confidence.

Does Zumba help you lose weight?

Does Zumba help you lose weight?

 Basically, exercise and increased movement burn calories; But if a person comes to a sport to burn fat and lose weight only, then Zumba is the best choice because in Zumba you can burn more fat than in other sports.

 You can burn between 300-900 calories per day in an hour of moderate-intensity Zumba. To lose weight, you need to increase your calorie burning rate, but on the other hand, you need to control your calorie intake. If you can eat a balanced diet and do Zumba twice a week, the result will be very good.


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