stay in shape and active while in isolation
Stay In Shape While Isolated

A Guide to Indoor Workouts - How to Stay in Shape & Active
while in Isolation

There is a wide array of indoor workouts that can help us strengthen our immune systems and keep fit during this particular time. Today we want to recommend Zumba to you, the combination of fitness and dance. It’s a kind of Latin-inspired aerobic dance exercise that requires no equipment and can be easily done at home. Read ahead to find out more.

Stay indoors and stay safe

Stay indoors & Stay safe

1.The Origins of Zumba

Before we talk about the origins of Zumba, you may ask, what does Zumba mean? Well, according to ZUMBA®, the official website of the brand, “the word Zumba was coined by us, and is an arbitrary and fanciful word we selected as the original brand name that identifies our programs and related products. ”

Zumba was founded by Alberto “Beto” Perez in 1998 in Colombia where he worked as an aerobics instructor. One day he was asked by the owner of a nearby gym to fill in for an injured aerobics teacher, but he forgot to bring his regular music. Having no time to double back, Beto had to improvise with cassette tapes of Latin dance music, salsa and merengue, he had in his car, which happened to be a fun dance mix incorporating a variety of dance moves, including hip-hop and salsa. “This music changed everything. It energized everyone!” Beto enthuses. “I saw how people were smiling when they were sweating—and Zumba was born.”

In the wake of his success in Colombia, Beto decided to come to the United States and began teaching Zumba classes in Miami. His classes once again became very popular and word spread quickly of this new and fun fitness routines. Soon thereafter, he was approached by entrepreneurs Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion to create a global company based on the Zumba Fitness philosophy.

Indoor workouts

At-home workouts

2.Benefits of Zumba once a week

· Great stress reliever

Do you feel anxious or bored during social distancing? If the answer is yes, then you must try Zumba. Unlike running and other regular types of workouts, Zumba is upbeat and fun for it combines international music and aerobic activity together in the form of dance. “The main goal of Zumba is to have a good time, and losing weight is just a happy by-product of the activity”, explained Beto.

Also, studies have shown that aerobic exercises can stimulate the production of endorphins (the happy hormones produced by your body) which makes Zumba a great way to get rid of all your stress accumulated during self-isolation.

· Total-body toning workout

Self-isolation provides us with a perfect opportunity to strengthen and tone our muscles. If you used to have no time to exercise because of work, now you do! Since Zumba is designed in the form of dance, it involves movement of your whole body from arms, core, to your thighs.

As long as you’re dancing to the music, you are participating in the exercise, and your muscles will be engaged when it comes to some specific dance moves, like twists and squats, will contribute to toning your entire body. Zumba is also a good way to increase your metabolism, which will in turn enable you to lose weight faster.

Stay active and stay in shape

Stay active & Stay in shape

·Adaptable for any fitness level

Is Zumba hard? You may ask. The answer is no. One of the greatest merits of Zumba is that it works for all fitness level. You can modify the movements to suit your level of comfort. As you improve, you can increase your workout level in a more advanced class.

That’s it! The perfect indoor workout recommend by us that can help elevate your mood and stay active while self-isolating. Although we can’t head to a gym or studio for Zumba classes, we can use one of the Zumba routine videos on Youtube. They are just as great as they are at the studio but you can do them based on your own schedule. Now go put on your workout gear and starting dancing!!

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