Thankful for Zumba: Post-Thanksgiving Weight Remedy

By Melissa Gutierrez
Posted On Nov 17, 2016
Thankful for Zumba: Post-Thanksgiving Weight Remedy

Thanksgiving, the time of year when we are thankful for everything in our lives except for the extra pounds that have been gained. The 10 pound turkey, the endless mounds of mash potatoes and the sugary goodness of grandma’s apple pie are all staples of this gluttonous holiday. Be as it may, revel in all that is Thanksgiving because all is not lost! What if I told you there was a way to get one of the best workouts of your life without even realizing it?!

Dancing and “shaking it” to beats of hip-hop, salsa, merengue and mambo sounds more like a night out with your girlfriends rather than a workout class, which is why I am thankful for Zumba. In this high- energy 60 minute class, you will be combining dance and aerobic elements to burn anywhere from 300-700 calories! The choreography in Zumba targets the core, legs and glutes. In other words, you’ll come out looking like J Lo and dancing like Shakira. It’s a win win!

Here are the four reasons why you should get down to Zumba after you revive from your Thanksgiving food coma:

Weight Loss- the fast pace of the class helps to improve your cardiovascular system, which is a key player in losing that unwanted weight.

Improved Coordination- repeatedly engaging in the dance routines of the class will help aid in muscle memory; you will be auditioning for Dancing with the Stars in no time!

Greater Confidence- as a result of all the dancing, you’ll lower your insecurities, improve your posture, improve your stamina, improve your coordination, and overall feel more confident.

Actually Fun- the top reason hindering workouts? Boredom. Luckily, with all the upbeat rhythms of Zumba you’ll work up a sweat without realizing it!

Don’t hesitate to gobble it at the dinner table as long as you are willing to trot it out to Zumba. Check your local rec center or gym for a class near you. Yup, I am definitely thankful for Zumba!


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