Burn 1,200 calories a session with… Zumba.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the name ‘Zumba’; it’s taken the world by storm and now has loads of different styles even including aqua Zumba. But how many of you know exactly what it is and how good it is for you? My guess… not many.

Zumba is so much fun and many people actually forget they’re at a dance fitness class. You walk in there and it automatically feels like you’re in a club boogying with your girlfriends. This being said then, you would be forgiven for thinking a class this fun wouldn’t have a great impact on your fitness levels. You would, however, be wrong. This high-energy routine sees you bouncing about, swinging your arms and doing lots of wiggling.

These may sound like typical moves but in a Zumba class, they are over emphasised and done at a fast energetic pace. If you’re now worried about the fast pace, don’t. The moves are straightforward and the speed will only increase your weight loss. How fast do you want to lose weight… well that is how fast you dance! For the more keen and active Zumba peeps out there, you could lose up to 1,200 calories from a typical hour and half session.

If you’re struggling to keep up with the pace, don’t worry either, because you could still lose about 600 calories a session anyway. Like I said Zumba sees dramatic results quickly, which is great if you need a flatter stomach for a wedding or party. I would rather do something fun like this than those crazy juice diets people are doing these days.

Why not keep doing what I’m doing to lose weight? Why do a Zumba dance class?

Well maybe you need to ask yourself how well is your current weight loss program doing. If you’re on this site you probably need more motivation and more results. A Zumba dance class has some obvious health effects. It makes you more agile, reduces cholesterol, increases your energy levels, reduces heart disease, improves stamina and makes you feel better about yourself overall.

One of the issues that anybody who is trying to lose weight faces is a lack of motivation. Going it alone normally ends in failure. However Zumba and dance classes alike are known for their social element. Fun classes lead to meeting new people and working out with other people to upbeat music is half of the journey to success. You encourage each other to reach your goals but in a positive environment. Boot camp is also a great way to lose weight fast but who wants to be yelled at to do really difficult exercises? Not me, which is why when I need to lose weight fast, I go to Zumba.