Burn more calories in Zumba class

Love Zumba? You’re not alone! The Zumba program has helped melt the pounds and inches off 12 million Zumba-enthusiasts in 125 countries, according to the Zumba Fitness website. The Latin-dance inspired workout features fast and slow rhythms which, when combined, successfully tone and sculpt the body *and* burn fat.

*Here are 5 more ways to burn more fat in Zumba class*

*1. Let Loose* Zumba is all about having fun, and joining the party, which is hard to do if you’re stiff or self-conscious! The best way to burn more calories in class is to let go, have fun, and try not to think too much. Letting yourself go will let the calories go!

*2. Maximize Your Arm Movement* During the moves, be sure to fully extend your arms. You’ll boost your calorie burn and engage more muscles by maximizing your arm movements during class. It’s not that tricky and you can do a lot for your body by lengthening, raising, and extending with oomph.

*3. Move Up and Down More* When your instructor takes you through a level change try and do it. All that up and down movement will not only boost your burn, it will also get your glutes, hips, and thigh muscles firing even more. Sit into your moves, bend your knees, and go up and down and all around as much as you can—level changes burn calories!

*4. Work Your Booty* There is always a lot of booty shaking in Zumba! Just shake it—and shake it good (to best do this, see tip #1). Pressing through your heels whenever you can to maximize the move’s booty shaping benefits is recommended.

*5. Rock the Moves You Know* So maybe you don’t have every move mastered yet, that’s OK! You can still get a great workout as long as you rock the moves you’ve got! Always accentuate the moves that you *are *actually comfortable with. Make the most out of that shimmy you love, or the salsa step you have mastered. Feel confident in adding your own flair to the movement. If you know it, *show* it!

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— Elmarie Venter

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