senior zumba

Take your mind to a fun place all while doing your body a world of good with this 30 minute senior Zumba workout! Whether you’re looking for a little stress relief, a way to lose or maintain your weight, increase your cardiovascular system or just keep your muscles strong, Zumba is a great option.

So popular because it’s like a dance party rather than an exercise class, Zumba is set to Latin rhythms that just make you want to move. Meringue, salsa, bachata, cha cha… give them all a try in this workout.

How To Learn Zumba

If you’ve ever peeked through the window at your gym and seen a Zumba class in progress, you may have been excited but at the same time hesitant to try it for yourself. With its fast moving dance steps and pumping music, Zumba can admittedly be a bit intimidating at first!

The great thing about Zumba, though, is that it is appropriate for all fitness levels. The motto of the program is “ditch the workout, join the party,” and Zumba dancers live this by being welcoming and supportive of those who are learning the moves.

There’s no judgement. Go at your own pace and pick up a little more of the routine each time. If you get lost, who cares? Just keep moving, have fun and try to jump back in when you’re ready.

Trying Zumba videos like this one at home first is a great way to get acclimated to the moves before going to a class or in-between classes to learn new steps.

The only major recommendation I have is to do this video on a solid floor like tile, vinyl or hardwood rather than carpet, which can trip you up. You can even do it in your garage or driveway if it’s not too hot.

What Areas of the Body Does Zumba Target?

Zumba can truly provide a full body workout. Most classes follow an interval format, alternating between periods of high and low intensity. Here are some of the key areas of the body a Zumba workout targets:

Core. Moving your hips and midsection is a signature of Zumba. This strengthens the core muscles not just in the front but all the way around your midsection, tightening your whole waistline.
Legs. The lunges, jumps and stomps of a choreographed Zumba workout will tone your quads and hamstrings.
Glutes. Feel the burn in your bootie as you move to the beat. That means it’s working!Arms. Some Zumba classes add weights, which is great for toning your arms and maintaining that important muscle mass. If you want to incorporate weights, try this 30-minute Zumba video next.

So get up, get going, and join me for this full body senior Zumba workout.


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