Tag: Zumba

The Skinny on Zumba – Part 3

Sunday, May, 10th, 2015 at 6:32 pm by

Dan Schliebe

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The research done by Porcari and Steuttgen on Zumba (commissioned by the American Council on Exercise,) gives a thumbs up to this fast paced workout. It is not just fun, it can be called exercise! Zumba not only raises the heart rate through interval training which is the most effective for burning calories and strengthening the heart, it works the whole body. The moves focus effectively on flexibility and strengthening the core as well. In […]

The Skinny on Zumba – Part 2

Thursday, May, 7th, 2015 at 4:22 am by

Dan Schliebe

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In our last article we discussed how fun Zumba is…but questioned it’s effectiveness as actual exercise.  Here’s what we found out… The American Council on Exercise commissioned a team to investigate Zumba.  Sure it’s fun, but does it produce results worthy of calling it a formal exercise? Researchers, Porcari and Luettgen, set out to nail down the average energy expenditure and exercise intensity during one Zumba class on average. This means what actually happens for […]

The Skinny On Zumba – Part 1

Tuesday, April, 28th, 2015 at 12:50 am by

Dan Schliebe

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Zumba is quite the craze these days. It has become such a main stay that over 110,000 places in more than 120 countries will offer classes that are in turn packed. More than twelve million people reportedly attend weekly Zumba group exercise sessions. For good reason too. The popular marketing slogan for Zumba is, ‘Ditch the Workout—Join the Party!’ And it is quite true. With the Latin music and fusion of fun dance moves you […]

5 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

Tuesday, February, 17th, 2015 at 7:47 pm by

Dan Schliebe

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Green tea is worth the brew.   Boasting anti-oxidants, green tea is also reported in studies to stimulate the burning of fat. In fact, drinking three to five cups a day can increase your fat burn by 35-45%! Sleep yourself into fitness.   Burning the candle at both ends is not only counter-productive but actually increases your stress, which in turn can increase your cortisol levels (producing fat to protect you,) and decrease your body’s balance and […]

Feel Good Fast with Zumba

Tuesday, January, 27th, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Dan Schliebe

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Zumba is an ever growing popular form of workout, combining Latin music with easy to learn routines, the exercise can feel more like enjoying a good dance than getting through a rigorous routine. But do not be misled by the joy inducing dance, Zumba packs a punch in the benefits, both aerobic and anaerobic, that the body will notice, even after a few workouts. How so? First, Latin music runs at 145 beats per minute, […]