Zumba is not just for women who want to get in shape and have fun doing it. There are men and women Zumba classes being set up all over the place, or that have been in place for some time. They even have classes just for kids.

Men and women Zumba classes are a fun way to lose those extra pounds. Zumba offers a different and exciting way to lose weight, stay healthy and feel great.

Combining a mixture of Latin, hip hop, and belly dance moves, Zumba is taught in a class setting by a certified Zumba instructor, and DVDs are available for at-home Zumba workouts. The moves may take a little time to learn and this fact may make the workout challenging for some, but once you learn them you will be just fine. The important thing about Zumba is to have fun!

Check your local gyms for class schedules or search for an instructor on the website. At first, try to find a class schedule taught by the same instructor, as each choreographs their own class and each one will be different, which can be confusing for a beginner. Sticking with the same instructor will help you learn the moves more quickly. Then you can move onto another instructor, if you feel the need.

When you find a class to join, do yourself a favor and take things slowly at first. This will only benefit you in the long run. You will most likely feel a little self-conscious and nervous about starting something new but as you progress you will begin to feel better about the whole situation and start having more and more fun with each class.

You may have a little trouble trying to get the moves down the first few times you go. Combining all the different the steps and arm movements, and/or trying to follow the moves the instructor is performing can get confusing. Do what you can, and don’t overdo it, modify the moves as you go along so you do not injure yourself.

I would like to let you know to get to a more advanced level takes practice.  Be diligent and make this commitment to yourself that you will go and go often. The more you go, the better you will get at it, and the faster you will start to see results.

Go to as many classes as you feel you can, and practice the moves you learn at home. You will undoubtedly be sore after the first few classes so stock up on some muscle soreness ointment. Instructors introduce new songs and choreograph different moves fairly frequently, so I promise you, you will never get bored.

As with any form of exercise, drink plenty of water to keep hydrated throughout the class. Increase your chances of seeing quick results by combining your new fitness routine with learning how to make healthier meals at home.

Be sure to check with your health professional before beginning any new fitness program like men and women Zumba classes.

To Your Health & Success,
Monica Bundy

 

Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements.