9 Kinds of Zumba Dance Workouts to Choose From

Zumba is a dance fitness class. It appeals primarily to a female audience. Especially during the peak of its popularity between roughly 2005 and 2015, people of all ages and dance abilities flocked to the class. The sole reason was that the choreography is more-or-less accessible to those with two left feet.

Because of that, the brand added numerous programs in an effort to make the class and choreography even more accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. These classes are: Zumba Kids: Zumba Kids modifies and breaks down traditional Zumba moves, then adds games and activities to the class to keep kids engaged and interested as they break a sweat. They are designed for kids between 8-12 years old. Zumba Step: A Latin-inspired dance choreography, Zumba Step is an addition of an aerobic step to increase the intensity of the workout and add more leg-strengthening moves due to repeatedly stepping on and off the elevated surface. Aqua Zumba: Aqua Zumba takes the Latin dance craze to the pool. Majorly, good for those with lower-extremity injuries or someone who is in need of a low-impact exercise. Zumba Gold: Modified version of the standard Zumba class, Zumba Gold is geared towards an older audience who wants the same fun music and flair of a traditional class, but performed at a lower intensity Zumbini: This once-a-week, 45-minute class is designed for the tiniest Zumba fans between 0-3 years old. The little ones and their caregivers meet to bond over music and engage in age-appropriate active play. Strong by Zumba: This is a high-intensity bodyweight training workouts with movements choreographed to the beat of the music. Pushups, squats, burpees, and lunges are stables of this routine. Zumba Toning: To add an element of strength training, this workout incorporates the use of Zumba Toning Sticks to familiar Zumba dance moves. Zumba In the Circuit: Designed as a circuit, this class is alternating between Zumba dance moves and strength training exercises for a full-body workout intended to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Zumba Sentao: A chair as a "dance partner" is used in this class to focus on core strength without the use of weights.

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