Zumba uses the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music and feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world.
The high-energy classes are set to upbeat music and feature choreographed dance numbers. You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in a Zumba class. With the tag line, “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party,” the classes emphasize moving to the music and having a good time, no rhythm required.
Zumba has a new kind of fitness. The famous exercise brand has ventured into new territory with a new program called Strong by Zumba. STRONG by Zumba® is a revolutionary high-intensity workout led by music to motivate you to crush your ultimate fitness goals. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. It’s time to up your game!
More intense than riding a stationary bike, our indoor cycling classes last for 30 to 55 minute sessions. The intensity will vary throughout the class thanks to different body positions (i.e., standing versus sitting), pedal speed, and resistance. Your instructor will tell you when to change your settings so your ride feels like it would outdoors—complete with hill climbs, sprints, and coasting. In some special classes, the pedaling is even mixed with upper-body workouts, resistant bands, or a themed adventure (Michael Jackson tribute, anyone?).
Spinning is definitely no ride in the park, though. It will amp up VO2 max (the rate oxygen is carried to the muscles), a sign the body is being pushed. Plus, all that pedaling will work your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and core. Studies have also found that indoor cycling can help shed unwanted pounds and potentially ward off migraines, while keeping impact on your joints to a minimum.
Lift is an invigorating weight workout that exercises all the major muscle groups for a more toned, fitter and healthier you.Lift uses weight-room exercises like squats, lifts and curls to give your legs, arms and upper body a complete workout. It’s a fantastic full body workout that challenges all major muscle groups through weighted exercises – ideal for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, Lift gives you a total body workout. Your instructor will coach you through the moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more. Lift is available as either a 30 or a 55 minute workout.
STEP IT UP!
Step aerobics is a classic cardio workout. It has lasted for decades for a simple reason: It delivers results.
The “step” is a 4-inch to 12-inch raised platform. You step up, around, and down from the platform in different patterns to boost your heart rate and breathing, and strengthen your muscles.
Step aerobics moves range from simple to advanced. The most basic is a step-up, step-down. Once you get more experienced, you do moves that take you over the top and around the step forwards, sideways, and backwards. The instructor and the upbeat music motivate you to keep going. Your class will start with a warm-up, followed by choreographed routines on the step, and a cooldown at the end.