So I am now an official Zumba instructor! Early Friday morning I drove out to the instructor training and had a wonderful time. The training started with a regular "class" and then turned into a series of lectures and technique. I did the Basic Level 1 training, so we covered merengue, salsa, reggaeton, and cumbia. Now I'm excited to practice some more and begin choreographing!
Here are some reasons to love Zumba:
1. You're working out, but it doesn't really feel like you're working out. Dancing for 45-60 minutes does mean you will get sweaty, but the time flies and before you know it, class is over! It's basically like going to a party and dancing, but you don't even realize that you are using your muscles (and toning them)! Some people are afraid of actually dancing - being coordinated and whatnot. What is nice about Zumba is that it is easy for anyone. If you can clap the beat of a song, you can do it! The choreography is repetitive too, so the more you do it the better you get!
2. Those endorphins. Maybe it's the high-energy music or the social atmosphere - the whole package of a Zumba class is definitely a mood-booster! I've never left a Zumba class in a bad mood. Ever. And I've taken about 100 classes so far, so that says something.
3. Sheds fat, tones muscle, lowers cholesterol, and is just healthy in general. All of the cardio sheds the layer of fat that covers muscle in the first place, so the more you do Zumba and get more toned, the more you will be able to see your muscles! Cardio is great for the heart and soul. Start exercising to be healthy now, and it will pay off in the long run!
Those are just a few reasons - there are SO many benefits with Zumba. If you haven't tried a Zumba class yet, I highly suggest it!