Zumba for weight loss – all you have to know

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Published: June 26, 2020

Cardio training does not necessarily mean running, cycling, or exhausting training in the gym. Weight loss can be fun, and Zumba is one of the most effective cardio workouts, precisely because it affects all muscles – plus it is a very fun thing to do! So, when looking for Zumba Dubai for you, know that you certainly won’t be bored… And you’ll burn enough calories to keep your body lean and toned! If you decided to give it a try, let us show you all you have to know when it comes to Zumba for weight loss.

Can you practice Zumba for weight loss?

If you are looking for a sport that will burn your calories, Zumba might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But, weight loss exercise differs, and doing Zumba for weight loss can give you amazing results.

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Believe it or not, doing Zumba for weight loss can give you amazing results.

As you may know, Zumba is a form of Latin dance, mixed with exercises. And by doing Zumba, you can burn about 500 calories in an hour! It is usually combined with various dances, such as hip-hop, samba, cha-cha, mambo, tango, etc., in order to burn more calories and shape the body through training. The best thing about Zumba is that the movements are easy and simple. Plus, they include all the muscles in your body. In addition, you will enjoy the music and maybe come up with your own moves.

Is losing weight with Zumba harder than with cardio training?

In one word – no. The goal of Zumba is to move as much as possible and sweat and burn calories through dance aerobics. Nothing has to be perfect, and the point is to do the training and have fun. In time, you will get into a routine and master the movements. Of course, if you are trying to lose weight, you will have to reduce your calorie intake to lose weight. With this, you will have to really train to burn calories.

This means that Zumba helps in reducing body weight as any other training. But – it is necessary to train and to reduce calories. You can even get started with Zumba on your own and once you improve your movements, you will improve the condition of your body and see the results quickly.

Is Zumba the right choice for you?

This is a tricky question. It all depends on what you like and what is your ultimate goal. There are certainly a lot of benefits when it comes to Zumba dance but only you can be the judge is this is the right choice for you. The thing is, they don’t call it a dancing madness without a reason! This fun fitness routine quickly entered more and more fitness centers in Dubai and conquered it with hypnotic rhythms and both simple and sexy dance movements.

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Zumba helps in reducing body weight as any other training – but it is necessary to train and to reduce calories.

At first glance, it may seem like another in a series of boring aerobics classes. But if you take a peek below the surface, you will see big differences between Zumba and the aerobics program. Music, steps, and choreography are three elements that together make the Zumba program unique and revolutionary in the fitness world and different from aerobic programs. All three elements, in particular, are not unique, but this combination creates a special, new, and dynamic fitness experience!

How to get started with Zumba?

As we already said, you don’t really need previous experience to get started with Zumba in Dubai. You don’t need to know how to dance, you don’t need to have experience in working out and practicing – all you need is your goodwill. The rest will come on its own, and you will soon start to lose weight. With this, you will look better, explore your capabilities, feel good, be fit, get more self-confidence, and have a better posture and body structure… Not to mention that Zumba focuses on everybody’s weak areas: such as the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.

How many calories can you burn?

Zumba is based on a philosophy of interval training and an athletic training system that combines short periods of intense activity and periods of less-intense activity. In short, Zumba is a combination of dance and fitness that uses Latin dance movements based on the principles of resistance training and interval training, which causes the connection between calorie burning and weight loss. That’s why with Zumba you can lose weight quickly without even noticing it. This type of exercise consumes a large number of calories, much higher than is the case with other dances.

With Zumba, you will look better, explore your capabilities, feel good, be fit, get more self-confidence, and so on.

So how much can you burn? Well, Zumba consumes between 500 and 800 calories per hour of exercise. Therefore Zumba is at the very top in terms of calorie consumption compared to all other dances. Losing weight with Zumba is fun and you are more likely to like it because losing weight will not be hard. This is because, during Zumba practice, you actually move. You don’t stand still and you train. But best of all it’s not hard for you because you feel like you’re at a party and dancing with good music. With the help of Zumba, you can not only lose weight, but you will also get a flat stomach without even noticing it.


Zumba is anything but boring aerobic training! It is a program where you have fun consuming calories and your every muscle moves without you feeling it. Besides, it improves cardiovascular health, you lose weight, your coordination improves, your mood improves… Not to mention your stress level is reduced, and harmful toxins are released from the body. So get ready for training, bring a smile, and lets Zumba!

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