Monday, October 12, 2009

Now THATS a workout!

This morning I took advantage of my baby-free Monday to go to a Zumba class at my gym.

It is an hour later and my body is already screaming. Such an AWESOME workout and its fun. I have to say, being a dance instructor, even after just having a baby I thought I would be better equipped for this class. I was sweating like I have NEVER sweat before. It was...intense, to say the least.

Can't wait to try it again on Friday.

Some info on ZUMBA;

The Class
Zumba classes generally last about an hour, and consist of a combination of Latin American dances, Hip-hop, belly dancing and other dance styles. Each instructor choreographs his or her own class routine, but the fundamentals of the exercise are designed to provide a strong cardio and muscular workout. The whole body moves in a Zumba class, helping to burn fat and build lean muscles.

Zumba workouts can vary in intensity, and calorie burn depends on an individual's weight, fitness level and muscle composition. On average, a 150-pound person can expect to burn 536 calories during an hour of Zumba. By comparison, the same person would burn 413 calories during an hour of moderate swimming, 477 for an hour of casual racquetball and 684 for an hour of running at a 10-minute-mile pace.

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