One of the best benefits to exercise is burning calories and fat. Aerobic exercises like ZUMBA Fitness are the best way to get the higher calorie and fat burn from your exercise efforts. You should aim to get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week, more if you really want to lose belly fat faster.
Zumba, like any physical activity will have benefit in weight-loss and toning. It just depends on how long and how hard you go at it. The idea is to keep up your heart rate and keep moving. … The best way to tone is to utilize aerobic exercise to reduce body fat and perform weight resistance exercise to build muscle.
A Good Calorie Burner
Zumba is also a good calorie-burner as far as aerobics classes go. In a study by the American Council on Exercise, healthy females between the ages of 18 and 22 burned an average of 9.5 calories per minute doing Zumba.
One hour of fast dancing burns 446 calories if you weigh 155 pounds and 532 calories if you weigh 185 pounds. You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound, so with three one-hour Zumba sessions a week, you should lose at least 1 pound in a little over two weeks or almost 2 pounds a month
Beto Perez Recommends
Zumba Fitness founder Beto Perez recommends starting with 20 minutes of Zumba dancing three times a week if you have no fitness background. Over the next few weeks, try to build up to 45 to 60 minutes a session at least three times a week. Listen to your body on whether you can do even more, he suggests.