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Zumba® - Dance Your Way
to Better Balance
   

Have you heard of Zumba? It’s the latest exercise class that is sweeping the nation (and the world). Zumba is a dance class that uses latin music and simple dance moves to get you moving.

The great thing about Zumba is that you don’t need a partner and you don’t even have to be a good dancer. The moves are simple enough that you can catch on pretty quickly just by watching the instructor.

Is It Good For Seniors?

Yes! I find myself recommending it to more and more seniors, and whenever I take a look in the class, there are always a lot of older adults. That’s because you can make it as hard or as easy as you need to so that you get a workout that fits your unique ability level.

In fact, the people at Zumba headquarters must have noticed this demographic because they’ve recently developed “Zumba Gold” which specifically caters to seniors.

Zumba Exercises Your Balance

Your sense of balance is working any time you are standing and even more when you’re standing and moving. Zumba is 45 minutes or more of standing or moving. Also, the act of watching someone and trying to make your feet do what they do is great for coordination and agility.

You will take big steps, small steps, sideways steps, backwards steps, and more. These motions all work your sense of balance, which is why I think this is one of the best classes I’ve seen for better balance.

The best thing is you won’t even think you’re in an “exercise class” because you’ll be having so much fun. Just remember that you still have to think about safety. Take it easy the first time so you don’t over do it. And don’t try a move that is beyond what you can safely do.

You will find Zumba classes offered at nearly every fitness center and at many Park districts. Check it out!


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