Most everyone has heard of Zumba, but many still don’t know what it’s all about.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that incorporates a fitness workout into fun, dance routines that flow smoothly with the beat of the music.
The Zumba Exhilarate DVD Set features 7 DVD discs and a pair of Zumba toning sticks that teaches you varying styles, moves and shakes, while still giving you a full body workout.
So, is the Zumba a good fitness workout or just a flashy dance DVD set?
Pros to the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate
1. It’s a Fun Way to Get Started with Zumba
The Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Set allows you to be introduced to Zumba and to gain learn the basics in the comfort of your own home.
Zumba is all about moving with the music, to the beat of the music, and many of the moves quickly become second nature.
Although Zumba is meant to be fun, the dances and moves might be a little tricky at first. This way, you can gain confidence in your abilities away from the eyes of others while burning up a sweat!
Plus, Zumba classes can be expensive, and the Fitness Exhilarate Set is varied enough that it never becomes repetitive, making it a safe investment in the long term.
2. Get Your Cardio On!
Some people may think you can’t get a good cardio workout with Zumba. Well, this is exactly what Zumba is – a cardio workout.
Although the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Set has 7 different discs with different dances and styles on each, all of them are extended cardio sessions that range in difficulty and exertion. The benefit of Zumba is that the better at it you become, the more effective the workout is.
The Fitness Exhilarate DVD Set goes through a huge range of dance moves that subtly work out your whole body. Anyone who worries that they aren’t getting a proper workout with Zumba need only complete one session before they quickly change their mind!
3. Great Choreography and Music
The Zumba Fitness Exhilarate DVD Set doesn’t feel like a fitness DVD, but more like a music video that you know all the moves to.
The dancers are authentic and real, and you can see that they are clearly enjoying themselves.
The music is genuine and modern, with a strong focus of Latin dance & hip hop that can be applied to the beats of many current dance songs.
With fantastic lighting, music, dancers and clothing it is extremely easy to get into the Zumba mood – something which is extremely beneficial when you get home from work and the last thing you want to do is exercise.
Cons of the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate:
One of the things that make Zumba so fun is the group spirit of an in-person class. Plus, there are great social benefits to joining a class and exercising with others.
If you are using the Fitness Exhilarate Program alone at home, you might consider supplementing it by joining a Zumba class, even once a week. You’ll have a fantastic time, and it will also encourage you to keep practicing in your own time.
Zumba is not for everyone. Serious athletes and those looking for intense muscle building may find Zumba fun, but they will not get enough benefit out of it for it to be a suitable replacement for more intense workouts like the P90X or the Insanity Workout.
If you are looking for a serious, hard core workout, then you should look at other options.
The Zumba Fitness Exhilarate DVD Set is a great introduction to Zumba, while challenging enough to be a great addition to existing Zumba collections.
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