Zumba And The Weight Loss Connection


Dancing and exercising are two totally different things. The difference between these two can be narrowed if we look at the purpose of each. Dancing is done primarily for fun and for creative satisfaction while exercising is done primarily for fitness and weight loss.

If you are dancing, you are also doing exercises!

Yes, dancing is a fun and effective way of exercising and if taken seriously, it is an efficient way of losing weight too.

Zumba on the other hand is one of the most popular dances around the globe. It is one of the aerobic fitness code that is also known as booty-shaking exercise course. Among the list, Zumba is included as one of the top effective weight loss programs that’s fun to do!

This program involves the combination of dancing and exercise, although the second part would hardly be noticed because of the fun one would get with dancing! It involves dance rhythms of varying intensity which all originated from Latin dances. With Zumba, these fun movements were combined with aerobic exercises that everyone’s more familiar with.

Zumba dancing uses continuous Latin music.

The steps vary with intervals between slow paced, fast paced, vigorous dancing and more relaxed movements to the most complicated ones. Usually, one session of zumba program takes an hour of continuous dancing. Since the music is continuous, movements also have to be continuous, allowing each participant to go along with the rhythm.

This means that there is not enough time to have complete rest between each session parameter. Because of this, believe me when I tell you that an hour of dancing is always very beneficial.  The mind and body love it, especially for those people who are struggling to lose weight. An hour of continuous movement burns a serious amount of calories, and with a zumba dance workout you won’t waste a second.

Depending on the body weight, body structure and fitness level, you may burn as much as 500 to 800 calories in as little as one hour session. Quite impressive right!

Because of this, Zumba and weight loss has made waves around the world as one of the most effective, fun ways of losing weight. And since it is designed with variations in combinations and complexity, it is also known to burn more calories compared to single-paced exercise, dancing and even aerobics.

Zumba builds up fitness level faster and is an effective way to maintain good cardio. In addition, Zumba is known not only as a fun way of working out and as an effective way of losing weight but also as a great way of toning up muscles. It also helps in boosting the metabolic rate, improving complexity and improving overall health.

Not only that it is effective for ditching the extra pounds but also it offers a whole lot of fun. In your one hour of Zumba session, you won’t really feel the pressure of exercising, nor will you notice your time is slipping and passing you by. After a session, you will find yourself being rejuvenated, re-energised, and ready to face the world.


  1. I have not practiced zumba yet, but in my home country, Colombia this is a very popular weight loss activity. In fact, I have read that it was a colombian who invented it and that he was hired by Shakira to be her personal trainer. Thanks for all the interesting information you posted here!

    • You have to give it a go Hilda it’s kinda liberating. I can bet it’s popular in Colombia I wish I could experience a big class workout there!

      Wow so Shakira hired Alberto “Beto” Perez … lucky woman 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by Hilda.
      Hope to see you again soon