5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss

Have you got bored of following the same old workout regimen every single day? If the answer is yes, then Zumba dance can come as a happy relief☺. Most of you might be aware of this ‘dance fitness program’. For those who are still ignorant, u. Invented in 90’s this workout scheme is heavily inspired by several popular styles of dance like meringue, samba, salsa, mambo etc. The steps of Zumba are very easy to learn and implement even at home. Along with reshaping the figure, it enhances flexibility of the body. Today I will be sharing 5 of my favourite Zumba moves and their brief ‘how-to’s. Keep reading to find out more.

I. Reggaeton Stomp

This Zumba move is originated from a Puerto Rican dance form Reguetó. In the ‘Stomp’ version of Reggaeton rigid foot stepping is required. This move can easily replace high-intensity full body workouts like Jumping Jacks. It helps to get rid of upper arm and thigh fat.

How to do:

1. Stand straight with 12-13 inch gap between the legs. Bend your arms like the picture.

2. Put the right leg in the front and the back. Twist the hip to bring the arms to the left.

3. Do the same with the left leg and twist the hip to the opposite so that the arms are on the right side of the body.

4. Try to synchronise your movements with the music or rap.

5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss
5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss

Here’s a gif of the move to help you understand better

 

II. Merengue March

This Caribbean dancing style consists of alternative leg movements with the rhythm of lively colloquial music beats. The Merengue March move of Zumba is a fusion of parading movements and typical Haitian meringue or merengue. It is a perfect warm-up exercise with which you can start your Zumba regimen.  Through this move, all the major joints of the body open up to welcome the later moves and the chances of injury decrease too.

How to do:

1. Stand upright with legs close to each other and hands at the side.

2. Move the arms up to get levelled with the shoulders.

3. Do marching motion with the legs keeping the legs at a fixed position.

4. Your hands need to be moved horizontally; not vertically like the original marching.

5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss
5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss

 

III. Destroza

‘Destroza’ is a Spanish word which means ‘to destroy’. This highly energetic move resembles of the reluctance in our attitude when we get rid of something unwanted. This workout banishes fat deposition in the abdominal, back and thigh area.

How to do:

1. Stand with hands on the side and legs far apart.

2. Lift one leg at a time from the ground and the stomp it down quickly. Use your hips to emphasise the impact of stomping.

3. Move the arms backwards and do ‘windshield wiper’ movement continuously.

5 Awesome zumba fitness moves
5 Awesome zumba fitness moves

 

IV. Diamond Step

This is yet another move that tones tummy and lower body muscles. This move is called ‘Diamond step’ because in this step shoulders to the tips of the palms form a diamond shape. This step requires very less space so it can easily be done anywhere.

How to do:

1. Stand with legs wide apart. Raise both the arms upward and join them together over the head.

2. Move the whole upper body to the right and raise the joined arms upwards. Slide the legs slightly to the right.

3. Come back to the initial position and then do the same steps in the opposite direction that means to the left.

5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss
5 Awesome Zumba dance moves for weightloss

 

V. Cumbia

Cumbia is a Latin American dance form in which hip movements hold immense importance. This particular Zumba move takes the basics of original Cumbia and other choreographic movements to convert it into a high-intensity workout. This workout burns calories faster.

How to do:

1. Place left hand on the back and the right hand outwards just like the picture.

2. Swirl your body to the right and move out the right leg outwards bending the knee.

3. Move back to initial position and do the same steps on the alternate side which are the left side in this case. Repeat in quick succession.

5 Awesome zumba fitness moves
5 Awesome zumba fitness moves

Do you like Zumba or Traditional workout plans? Which among these moves you liked most? Share in the comments.

 

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7 Comments on 5 Awesome Zumba Moves for Losing Fat in a Fun Way

  1. Sudhaa Gopinath
    December 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm (4 months ago)

    Cool post. Too bad I can dance only when i’m drunk 🙂

    Reply
  2. Mariyam
    December 24, 2016 at 12:16 am (4 months ago)

    Zumba is so so much better than those monotonous exercises! 🙂

    Reply
    • Sreeparna Ganguly
      December 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm (4 months ago)

      High intensity exercises seems too tiring 🙂

      Reply
  3. Ritam
    December 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm (4 months ago)

    Zumba is fun and this post reminds me of rejoining my classes… 🙂 🙂

    Reply
  4. Swathi
    December 26, 2016 at 8:49 am (4 months ago)

    Fantastic post 🙂

    Reply

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