It's Time to Zumba!!
WorldPath is joining Z&B Fitness 90 minute Mega Zumbathon to Spring into Shape!Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training. It’s a great aerobic alternative to running and shows the same results.
Date: March 29th
Price: 150 RMB (Buy 4 tickets for 120 RMB each)
Check In At 1:30pm Class starts at 2:00
Location: QSW Culture Center 179 YiChang Road, Near Jiangning Road
Dress code: Flower Power and bright colors! Don’t forget your towel and bottle of water.
The Benefits of Zumba
Zumba lovers credit the dance craze with freer inhibitions, sharper minds -- and tighter abs.
"It changes your body better than body sculpting," says McCalister. "Since I've started teaching Zumba, I've lost inches. My body has slimmed down. I've had to replace all my fitness clothes."
Though Bogan says she's always been a "gym rat," she admits to being uncoordinated. "I never had great balance," but since practicing Zumba, she says, "I can stand on one foot as long as I need to."
Bogan says learning the new dances is great mental exercise, as well: "I'd rather do this than Suduko."
The benefits of Zumba can include calorie burn, increased aerobic threshold, more stamina, increased bone density, improved balance and muscle tone, less body fat, and lower blood pressure.
"It's a decent cardio workout as long as you're OK with letting yourself go. You have to be uninhibited to get the most benefit out of the workout."
Perez says Zumba fanatics come for more than the calorie burn, however.
"Zumba is more of a philosophy," says Perez. "Sometimes people go for therapy, sometimes they go for social connections, sometimes they love to dance and there's no time. Zumba is the perfect excuse."