Zumba Workout Elements

While the Zumba philosophy is “Ditch the workout – join the party!”, Zumba workouts are aimed at sculpting and toning the entire body. Elements of a Zumba fitness class include:

  • Interval training
  • Resistance training
  • Cardio workout
  • Calorie burning
  • Fat burning
  • Body toning

Who can Join a Zumba Class?

People young and old can easily join a Zumba class. There are currently over 10 types of Zumba fitness classes, each tailored to suit individuals of different shapes, sizes, ages, body types, and fitness levels. Since Zumba’s secret ingredients are fun and music, even inexperienced, two-left-feet individuals can catch on to the natural flow of the steps, performed in synch with the music and beats. Led by experienced instructors who choreograph the routines, simply follow the instructor’s instructions and you’ll have a great time while working out.

Zumba Steps

Popular Zumba dance steps include:

  • African Beats
  • Bachata
  • Bellydance
  • Cha Cha
  • Calypso
  • Flamenco
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Latin Pop
  • Mambo
  • Merengue
  • Reggaeton
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Tango

Types of Zumba Fitness Classes

Check out the following varieties of the classic Zumba dance craze:

  • Zumba Step, designed to strengthen the glutes and legs
  • Zumba Toning, using a toning stick to shape the body
  • Zumba in the Curcuit, combining Zumba moves with  circuit training
  • ZumbaKids, geared for children
  • Zumba Gold, for beginners and the elderly
  • Zumba Gold-Toning, focused on strength, posture, mobility, and coordination
  • Zumba Sentao, a chair workout using body weight to tone/strengthen
  • Kosher Zumba, women-only fitness class for Orthodox Jewish women
  • Aqua Zumba, conducted in a swimming pool

Zumba Instructor

If you’re looking for an experienced Zumba instructor, there are licensed Zumba Instructors who belong to the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN.) They have access to all the latest news in Zumba routines, styles, and song choices. Go to zumba.com for a full listing.