What are the benefits of dance aerobic programs such as zumba and tumbao?

Zumba, tumbao and the Caribbean Beat provide a fun and challenging total-body workout.The upbeat moves specific to this type of workout favor the release of mood-improving endorphins, so you’ll surely be able to feel happier and healthier. You’ll improve your posture, you’ll have better coordination and you’ll feel good about yourself.

At their core, these classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a class. There is so much fun you actually want to keep coming back, keeping you in a healthy routine! You’ll definitely improve your coordination since you exercise your whole body.

This fitness method touches on nearly every muscle and joint, improves your endurance and increases the strength of your heart. The fast pace of the music makes it feel natural to move around quickly….so in the end you just squeeze your sweaty blouse!

Effie Karipides, Zumba Instructor,  AthensTrainers® associate