Zumba is one of those fitness crazes everyone has heard about, but have you ever tried it? The most common way of getting into Zumba is by taking classes at gyms, fitness clubs, or community centers but that’s not always practical. Whether you’re too busy to make it to a class on a regular basis or you just don’t feel comfortable working out in a room with a group of people, DVDs are a great option.
There are a lot of Zumba DVDs available and they all have their pros and cons. One of the best sets is the Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping DVD set.
A lot of Zumba DVDs are a single disk with one or two workouts and you’re just expected to go with it and not get bored, which is a huge downside! This set comes with seven DVDs as well as a set of toning stick “maracas” to help take your workout to the next level.
But, why is Zumba worth doing in the first place?
If you enjoy your workout you’re much more likely to stick with it and Zumba is just plain fun! You’re simply dancing and burning calories. While it’s a great cardio workout you’re also doing real dance routines that are fun to learn and master. The more into it you get the more calories you’re going to burn!
This set covers salsa, calypso, hip-hop, belly dance, and more all in one Zumba set. The toning sticks help you to burn even more calories and tone your muscles while you dance.
The thing that is really great for busy people is that there are several different workout lengths. You’ve got workouts going anywhere from 20 minutes to 60 minutes so you can look at how much time you have to dedicate to Zumba and pick from there.
One gripe most people have with Zumba DVDs is that they don’t always go over the moves and routines very well at the start. They just kind of go and you’re supposed to mimic the movements and try to pick it up in a “trial by fire” scenario. I love that the Exhilarate set has a breakdown of the movements so you can get briefed on it before you jump in. After all, the workouts are way more effective when you can actually do them rather than just try to do them!
If you love to dance and you’re looking for a way to burn calories and get in a quick workout that you won’t dread, give Zumba Exhilarate a try. It’s perfect for beginners and intermediates (if you’re already at an advanced level you may find this one a little tame) and you’re sure to have a great time!