​​Owen Sound
Satellites Gymnastics Club

our super Zumba coach Emily Pierson

With the slogan “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party,” it is easy to see why some people call Zumba the most fun you can have while getting in shape. The latin dance fusion workout craze has been rapidly growing in popularity due to the physical and mental benefits associated with the activity. Just in case you’re looking for some reasons as to why you should go try Zumba, we’ve put together this list of Zumba’s best benefits:

Weight Loss
One of the biggest benefits of Zumba is weight loss due to the high caloric and fat burn associated with the activity. In an 1-1 ½ session of Zumba, one has the ability to burn up to 1000 calories! In order to maximize your workout and get in shape the fastest, you should try and track how many calories you burn in a session.

Body Toning
This high energy dance workout exercises your entire body. As opposed to other typical strength training routines that focus on only one muscle group, Zumba can tone your entire body. You’ll end up being sore in muscles you didn’t even know you had, but these muscles will be as toned as ever!

Cardiovascular Health
Zumba is great for your cardiovascular health: it’s a great way to get your heart pumping. Much like running or swimming regularly, Zumba can improve your level of overall health and fitness through cardiovascular exercise. Soon, you’ll feel that you have more energy throughout the day and more endurance during physical activity.

Stress Relief
Zumba is all about letting yourself relax and having an enjoyable workout where you can blow off some steam. Dancing to Zumba’s upbeat Latin rhythms is a great way to do this. Don’t worry if you’re a bad dancer – there are probably quite a few at any Zumba class – Zumba is all about letting loose and getting in shape as a group.

It’s Fun!
The number one priority of any Zumba class is to make sure everyone is having fun. This is the reason why most who try Zumba once keep coming back for more. The music and dance is infectious and when performed in a group your morale will be through the roof. The time will go by quickly, you’ll have a great time, and you’ll get in great shape with Zumba!