Now that holidays are ahead of us, we want to look extra good for the family gatherings. Many us enjoy Zumba because it incorporates dancing and a total workout, which is an excellent form of cardio. Now Zumba has partnered with ACE to launch a new exercise program called STRONG by Zumba, a non-dance workout with HITT-inspired movements. It still includes powerful music, but rhythmic choreographed moved that is aimed at shredding the pounds off!
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HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) are the type of workouts that many people love because they include intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active recovery period. It gets your heart rate up and helps you burn more fat in less time. It increases your metabolism, it’s quick and convenient (most workouts are 30 minutes or less), and there’s no equipment necessary. Perfect for the everyday busy person and moms!
Why Is Music So Important To Your Workout?
Music helps you get pumped up about working out and it actually does a number of things to your body. Music causes you to feel, it can make you happy or sad, or even excited. When you listen to music while you workout, it helps you get distracted from the workout itself and it makes you forget about the pain you are getting from overworking your muscles and it makes you go the extra mile.
Listening to upbeat music gets you excited and the music causes you to push harder and pedal faster than if you were listening to a slower tempo. Plus, the beat of a song can make you exercise a certain way, like instead of working out for 30 minutes, you’ll do 10 songs, which is way more than 30 minutes. Listening to music stimulates the motor area of the brain, thereby allowing you to workout at the rhythm of the music. What you listen to can also make you happy, and enjoy yoga or running more than if there was no music (plus it’s a distraction from your surroundings).
Most gyms offer Zumba classes and you can visit their website to find a Zumba Strong workout near you.