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Fitness Corner: Get Into Zumba

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Do you enjoy dancing? Do you like working out to music? Zumba combines the rhythm and beats from Latin music with dance moves that will have you burning your way through calories. This fun fitness trend is becoming more and more popular, meaning there are probably plenty of Zumba classes available in your area.

The benefits of Zumba fitness classes include:

Full body workout. Your class will mix fast-paced dance routines with slower-paced exercises like squats, wall push-ups and more. This approach covers all of your major muscle groups.

Calorie burner. In a Zumba class you can expect to work off 400 – 600 calories per hour.

Stress reliever. From the catchy music to the choreographed routines, Zumba helps you work away your worries while you dance.

It’s fun. Zumba classes are more like a dance party than a workout. If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape, but regular aerobics classes and weight training don’t appeal to you, Zumba might be a great alternative. Plus, it’s designed for people of all ages and sizes.

Tip: Zumba fitness videos are available online and at your local library. You can try out Zumba in your own home before hitting the gym.