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Active in NWI: Get Moving with Zumba

Sometimes you just need to stop what you’re doing… and dance. Dance like you just got a new puppy. Dance like you’re in love. Dance like wine and brownies suddenly became the nutritious equivalent to broccoli and kale.

Have you busted your smooth moves in a Zumba class? If not, you might want to give it a try. There are fantastic benefits that are common knowledge, but there are some health benefits that you may not know about, until now.

Weight loss – Yes, we all know that moving and shaking can burn calories, but did you know that one hour of Zumba can burn over 350 calories?

More health benefits - Zumba can help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol while simultaneously raising good cholesterol.

All over targeting – There are different Zumba classes that target different areas of the body. Most common areas concentrated on are core, legs, and glutes.


It’s good for beginners all the way through to advanced – Zumba was created for people to get together and have fun while dancing, regardless of fitness levels.

You can do it at home – Get Zumba DVDs or stream some classes right to your TV and boogie in your living room.

It can be modified – Zumba is a high-impact workout with lots of jumping and bouncing, but if you don’t feel like hopping around or you can’t due to an injury or pregnancy, you can modify the movies to fit you.

You can dress up – Some of the most interesting outfits can be found at a Zumba class. Individuals will wear brightly colored clothes, bells and other items that jingle, headbands, jewelry, and whatever else they want in order to express their inner Lord of the Dance.

So if you’re looking for a way to get healthy without getting bored. Zumba may be the workout that you should try.  

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