When it comes to exercise classes that are upbeat, fun, and social, nothing quite compares to Zumba. In case you haven’t heard of it, Zumba is dance-based fitness where a series of routines are repeated from class to class. Because of the repetition, each class gets easier as you learn to follow along with the routines.
But even though Zumba feels more like a dance party than a workout, it’s actually great for helping seniors stay in shape. There’s even a Zumba Gold class that’s specifically geared for older adults.
How is Zumba Beneficial?
According to Silver Sneakers, Zumba is beneficial for these 6 reasons:
- Easy on the joints
- Incorporates elements of meditation
- Allows seniors to have fun and let go
- Helps with mental sharpness
- Inspires confidence
- Makes sticking to a fitness routine easy
Now that the world is opening back up, it’s the perfect time to try something new, so why not grab a couple friends and ask them to join you for a Zumba dance party? You never know — you just might fall in love with this unique and fun way of staying in shape.
Have you tried Zumba? We’d love to hear from you!
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