Most of us know Zumba as a fitness dance, but what really is the truth behind it? Just like aerobics, this is a form of working out in a way that doesn’t really feel like you are exercising but are rather just dancing. However, there’s much more going around than just that as this Latin workout dance targets certain areas of the body that need toning and help you attain a leaner body.
What everyone needs to realize is that this isn’t just a few minutes of dancing around like a chimpanzee that would make your body shed fat. Rather, Zumba is done on the hourly basis and once you get into it, you begin to understand how different it is from the usual dance routines and you begin to feel your body muscles twitch; that is when you realize that it is working.
‘If You Can Dance, You Can Teach Zumba’
Not really, even if it seems to be true. There are professionals that teach Zumba classes and they are trained, if not licensed, in this practice. Zumba isn’t like your walaitee form of bhangra that anyone can teach; the moves are specifically targeted at specific muscles so the individual who is teaching needs to have proper knowledge of what is being moved in order to shape which part of the body exactly.
‘Zumba Is A Musical Form Of Cardio’
Just because Zumba is strenuous and it makes your heart race and your body sweat doesn’t necessarily have to mean that it’s cardio that is done on rhythmic beats. Rather, Zumba is a combination of strength training along with cardio. Why strength training is beneficial is because it improves your body posture and strengthens the bones as well as joints. When you include these aspects in your workout routine, you would realize how your body responds better to losing weight.
‘Zumba Is For The Jawaan Nasal Only’
Whoever has used this statement to demotivate their daadi jaan with a jawaan dil certainly has some explaining to do. If you are being taught Zumba by a professional, you don’t need to worry about this one because there are hundreds of moves that can be well suited to your body type and health, just according to your level of comfort. In fact, Zumba might as well help cure your daadi kay joron ka dard that she has been complaining about for a while now.
‘Zumba Is For Khawateen Only’
Who says pappu can’t dance when it comes to Zumba? We really need to stop marginalizing the males when it comes to aerobics, yoga, Zumba and other similar workouts saying men are made for the gym only, which is certainly not the case. Of course, almost all of our mard hazraat would be way too shy to begin with a Zumba class in the first place, but someone has to break the ice, no? There is no specific age limit or gender limitation when it comes to keeping your body fit and choosing a routine. Period.