Hip Hop Fusion
This blog entry from Fitness Loft Columbus describes the popular fitness craze Zumba with an element of hip hop, its many health benefits, and how to get started in a Zumba class near you.
With the holidays approaching and the new year in sight, many people are looking for a way to stay in shape while warding off holiday weight gain. If you are bored with your current exercise routine, picking up a new workout regimen can be a great way to motivate yourself to hit the gym. One of the fastest growing exercise regimens right night now is Zumba, a Latin-inspired fitness class that combines the fun of dancing with the health benefits of an aerobic workout. The latest twist on Zumba is Zumba Hip Hop Fusion, which incorporates hip hop moves into the Latin Zumba routines. Chances are that you know someone who swears by Zumba, and maybe you have even searched for “Zumba classes near me,” but have yet to take the next step of signing up for Zumba classes yourself. If you are curious about Zumba, read on to learn about why it might be a great choice for you.
What Is Zumba Hip Hop Fusion?
Zumba Hip Hop Fusion is a fast-paced dance workout that combines elements of hip hop with Latin dances such as Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Mambo, Flamenco, and Rumba. Trained Zumba instructors lead the class in an easy to follow dance routine set to upbeat Latin music. The instructor may incorporate other elements such as hand weights and lunges for an added challenge. Classes typically begin with a warm-up set to a moderate to slow beat, but the pace picks up quickly! Most of the Zumba class will alternate between moderate and fast-paced music designed to keep your body moving and your heart rate up. The instructor will use verbal and hand cues to indicate the progression of the routine, making it easy to follow along, even if it is your first time.
What Are The Health Benefits of Zumba Hip Hop Fusion?
Zumba Hip Hop Fusion is a great workout for anyone trying to keep in shape. The high intensity of the Zumba routines makes it a perfect choice for a cardiovascular workout. The nonstop dance action will really get your heart will be pumping. You can burn anywhere from 600 to 100 calories per hour, depending on how hard you push yourself. Zumba also provides strengthening and toning for your whole body. The incorporation of moves such as lunges and biceps curls adds an element of strengthening to the Zumba routine. This combination provides spot toning and cardiovascular training, while the low-impact dance moves strengthen your bones. It is truly a full body workout!
How Do I Know If Zumba Classes Are Right For Me?
Just try one out! You’ll never know unless you try. Most fitness instructors are happy to let beginners attend one class for free, so go ahead and ask. Don’t worry if you have never tried Zumba before or even if you haven’t exercised in ages. Zumba classes are designed so that each person can work at his or her own individual level. Newbies can follow along at their own pace, whereas more experienced Zumba devotees can push themselves for a greater challenge. Just bring comfortable shoes and an open mind. If you worry about looking silly, just remember that everyone starts out as a beginner. Set a goal to break a sweat and have fun and you’ll be just fine. Check out Zumba Hip Hop Fusion at the Fitness Loft Columbus to stay in shape and put a smile on your face.