Bored with the gym? Try a Zumba dance workout instead. Foreverfit tells you about the 6 different kinds of Zumba workouts and their health benefits

Zumba is a dance fitness programme that was started by Colombian dancer and choreographer, Alberto Perez, at the end of the 1990s. This dance consists of combination of steps and moves, derived from variety of dance forms such as the Salsa, Samba, Soca, Hip-hop, Meringue, and Mambo. Also, Belly dancing and Reggaeton moves add a bit of zing to the choreography.

High intensity fusion workout

Zumba dance steps transition smoothly from ones that tone and strengthen, to those that help burn calories. And that’s not all. The squats and lunges included in the dance steps help tone your muscles, while the high-intensity, hour-long workout itself helps you burn about 300 to 600 calories. The best part is that all the muscle groups of your body are worked out.

Here are some options of Zumba routines you can choose from:

#1 Zumba Fitness

This is the basic high-intensity, high-energy cardio workout with Latin dance steps which builds fitness, enables weight loss, and increases stamina.

#2 Zumba Gold

This programme caters to the needs of the active, older people, and beginners. Basic Zumba steps and moves are modified to suit the pace and needs of the participants.

#3 Zumba Toning

This programme mixes toning and body-sculpting exercises with a high-intensity cardio workout. Participants can work on the muscles of arms, abs, glutes, and thighs with toning sticks.

#4 Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba is a combination of traditional water aerobics with Zumba moves to ensure a body toning cardio workout that is fast paced, fun, and full of energy. Classes are held in a swimming pool, and instructor leads the students with Zumba fitness moves from the poolside.

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#5 Zumbatomic

Zumbatomic is a kid-friendly programme designed exclusively for the age group of 4 to 12 years. This child-friendly routine attracts youngsters due to the great music and fun element of dance.

#6 Zumba in the Circuit

This is a 30-minute programme that mixes a high-intensity Zumba workout with circuit training. Zumba circuit requires participants to move from one exercise station, to another in quick succession, alternating cardio with toning moves. Circuit dancing is a high-intensity workout designed to burn calories and strengthen the muscles, in a short duration of time.