Zumba – Crazy, Sexy Cardio

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Have you talked to any women who are in a Zumba class?  If so, I’m sure you’ve heard them make remarks like “it completely changed my life,” to “this is the craziest, sexiest cardio workout.”

There is a good reason behind why it works in helping women lose weight and keep it off: it uses the entire body to maximize caloric burn!  According to the American Council on Exercise, Zumba uses a fusion of dance moves like Merengue, Reggaeton, Salsa and Bollywood.  Because it is similar to a boot camp class and because it is such high-energy movement, you can potentially burn more than 8 calories a minute from its interval-style choreography!  The best part – Zumba is a fitness class for people of all ages – and sizes!

Here are stories from real women featured on www.prevention.com who transformed their bodies:

Brenda Rivera, 47, Cedar Park Texas

Pounds Lost: 47 

The moment I took my first Zumba class, I was hooked! I went from the back row to the front row and on stage with my instructor for a number or two. I have my days that I still feel like that “fat” girl but when I look in the mirror, when I am done with my class and I am a bucket of sweat—I honestly think—wow I am 47 years old and I can rock it!

Lisa MacDonald, 53, Drummond Island, Michigan

Pounds Lost: 40

Since starting Zumba I’ve lost 40 pounds, lowered my blood pressure, lowered my cholesterol, and increased my stamina. Zumba is such a foreign sounding word that many women are afraid to even investigate it. When they do, they say they can’t dance or that they can’t keep up that kind of pace for an hour. I think those are just convenient excuses. Try it… you’ll love it!

Vicki Coldren, 31, Jefferson, Maryland

Pounds Lost: 74 pounds (from a size 22 to a size 8!)

Zumba made me realize that I did care about myself and that I was worth the effort to be healthy. It was ok to leave my kids and go exercise. It was ok to take the time for me. I was worth it. Doing Zumba made every part of my life better.

Read the entire article here

Join us in July as we explore Exercise as Medicine:  Zumba; Express way to fitness with Dee Dee Adams and Cindy Coulter on July 2nd.

Dee Dee Adams began her career in Savannah, Georgia as a commercial makeup artist and hair stylist working with clients with facial burns or birthmarks. She came to recognize the critical role outward appearance can play aesthetic philosophy into action by enhancing hair color or styles and offering clients a truly unique and highly personal approach.
Discover why Zumba has become an international phenomena

  • An expression of Music, dance, and movement
  • Building lifelong connections through fitness
  • Mind, body, spirit unite in an expressive dance movement

Source: www.prevention.com

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