Dancing Zumba: Benefits, fun tips and party songs to get you started

Dancing Zumba: Benefits, fun tips and party songs to get you started
Dancing Zumba: Benefits, fun tips and party songs to get you started

Last update: 04 November, 2019

Although we all know that we should exercise, a lot of people do not really enjoy working out. But exercise can (and should) be fun! Dancing Zumba is so much fun that it makes you forget you are even exercising. In this article, we tell you about the benefits of Zumba and suggest some dance songs.

Alberto Pérez created Zumba in Colombia, which is a dance-based fitness program. Zumba is now one of the most popular fitness programs in the world. Its popularity has helped lots of people (especially women) lose weight easily.

Dancing Zumba is incredibly addictive because it is fun to dance to upbeat music. Choosing great music and dancing with friends will boost your enjoyment of Zumba even more.

For this reason, we want to share a series of fun songs to get you dancing  Zumba in no time.

Zumba’s benefits

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Zumba is the complete package for helping you achieve your fitness goals. It covers most of the areas that you should include in your physical exercise plan.

A main benefit, obviously, is that Zumba is an aerobic exercise. This means that dancing Zumba raises your heart rate, which in turn helps you burn fat and lose weight. Dancing Zumba often burns about 800 calories, and people who take advanced classes will burn even more calories.

Zumba combines fitness moves with complex choreographies, but the dance moves should be easy enough after a little practice. Dancing is an excellent way to improve your coordination.

Some people are naturally coordinated, while others are more clumsy or feel awkward while dancing. If you are not likely to jump into a dance circle, regularly dancing Zumba can help you gain coordination and confidence.

Dancing Zumba is also a great way to improve your muscle tone and physical condition. If you regularly go to classes, you will start to see results very quickly. This is because dancing targets large muscle groups.

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It is scientifically proven that when you regularly exercise, your mood will improve and stabilize. Endorphins like serotonin are secreted as you work out, which gives you a feeling of well-being and acts as a natural antidote to depression. Zumba in particular acts as a natural antidepressant because it combines a joyful, dynamic activity like dancing with fun, upbeat music.

A final benefit is the social aspect of Zumba. Zumba classes are a great way to make friends, because it gets people out of their comfort zone. But if you don’t have time to go to the gym, you can also dance Zumba at home. There are many Zumba videos online, and Zumba does not require any special equipment besides music.

Tricks for dancing Zumba

One tip is to take a look at the lyrics of different songs. This will make your class easier and even more fun because you can sing along. Ease into your Zumba classes by singing quietly so you can focus on dancing to the beat of the song. After a few classes, you will probably have to pay less attention to staying on the beat and dancing will feel more natural.

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The number of steps you can take is finite, but there is no limit when you create your own choreography. Especially when you are dancing at home, do not be afraid to take creative liberties and incorporate any dance move that you want to. Dancing is so fun because it involves being creative!

Zumba is dynamic and intense and all your major muscle groups will burn after a class. Make sure to check with your doctor about any risk that dancing may pose to your body.

Songs to dance Zumba

Here is a list of some great tracks to get you dancing Zumba at home:

  • Zumba Best of Exhilarate
  • Zumba Best of Exhilarate 2
  • Incredible Beats Vol 1
  • Incredible Beats Vol 2
  • The Best of Zumba: GH Edition
  • Zumba GH: Follow the Party Edition
  • Party Nation: World Music by Zumba Fitness
  • Zumba Fitness Cardio Party Soundtrack

If you have already started to create your own choreographs, feel free to make your own music list. Here is a series of fun songs from which you can draw inspiration and make your own list:

  • Marioneta
  • Ice Ice Baby (Zumba Remix)
  • Dance Dance Dance (Hip hop)
  • Caipirinha
  • Pa’ La Discoteka A Bailar
  • African Dream
  • El Amor, El Amor Zumba Dance
  • Zumba Mami- Reggaeton
  • Zumbalicious- Salsa- Dance Fitness
  • Sweet Girl
  • Zumba, con Don Omar
  • Loca
  • Rabiosa
  • El Teke Teke
  • Bailan Rochas y Chetas
  • Limbo
  • La Colales
  • Danza Kuduro
  • El Taxi
  • Sígueme y te Sigo
  • Sábado Rebelde
  • Plakito
  • Boom Boom
  • Umbrella
  • Moviendo Caderas
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