Adopting regular physical activity brings health benefits and promotes well-being, but one of the biggest motivators for those who go to the gym is to reduce some measures and improve body aesthetics.
The reasons are pointed out in articles published in the Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Esporte and, also, by a survey of the academies, which see physical fitness as one of the main desires among students who enroll.
At first, yes, Zumba is a class with great energy expenditure, which involves the whole body and works with integrated muscles and movements.
If the main goal is to lose weight, those who combine or maintain a balanced diet with 2 or 3 Zumba classes per week will probably notice that in 15 days the scale already shows up to 1 kilo less.
But it is necessary to remember that each organism has a different process and the weight loss can be faster or slower, according to the eating habits, the intensity of the activity and the student’s metabolism.
So what is the advantage of preferring Zumba to other modalities or to running on the treadmill, for example?
The class is a dance modality that, in general, works with different choreographies, steps and music. This makes the student not feel like repeating the activity.
As the exercise is in a group, the motivation (by the teacher and the other students) is greater, making the dropout or flight from the class less.