Zumba fitness Houston could be just what you need to help you actually enjoy exercising. Zumba was a complete accident and began in Colombia when a fitness instructor forgot his workout music for a class he was teaching in the1990s. He got some Latin albums from his car and taught his class the club moves he was doing, according to Time.com’s Markham Heid. This accident has grown into a worldwide revolution of fun exercise that gets you burning calories and having a great time.
In a Zumba class, you’ll burn about 9 calories a minute in a 40-minute class. If you ran sort of slowly or biked 15 miles an hour for the same length of time, you’d burn about the same number of calories. One study showed that people worked about 80 percent of their maximum heart rates and 60% VO2 max, which shows how much oxygen you use when you exercise. The intensity of a class is typically that of a cardio kickboxing or step aerobics class.
Zumba is a type of exercise that gets people coming back for more. One study from the American Journal of Health Behavior showed that most study participants kept going to Zumba class even after the 16-week study ended. They didn’t view Zumba as being a chore. Instead they were able to meet new people and have fun.
With our small class sizes, you’re going to be able to connect with classmates like you may not ever have been able to do in larger gyms and dance studios. We pride ourselves on providing you with a comfortable, safe environment. Our instructors keep you moving and dancing, and, at the same time, help you to build your self-confidence, lose some weight, tone your muscles and even potentially improve your social anxiety through Zumba.
Another study of Zumba showed that the steps focusing on the hips and stomach help to increase the strength of dancers’ core and trunks. It also helps improve balance in older women who are overweight. Additionally, quality of life scores rose nearly ten percent in participants of the study, while their self-esteem jumped 16%.
Don’t despair if you can’t or don’t want to do a more intense Zumba fitness Houston. We can help you learn how to modify the steps of the class to meet your physical needs. But you need to be able to pay close attention because the music changes often, but that is what helps keep Zumba interesting and fun!