Zumba classes are a type of aerobic dance fitness that is typically set to South American music. These classes are not only fun but they also have many weight loss benefits. Zumba classes are low impact but fast paced exercise that is so engaging that you will forget you’re working out at all- providing a different type of enjoyment over an exercise bike or elliptical trainer.

Widely known to be a great weight loss secret, Zumba was created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto”. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries!

Calorie and fat burning: At its core, Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. With the classes choreographed to provide intervals of intensity in both pace of music and type of movements, class members’ energy expenditure is maximized for fat-burning benefits. Fitness moves are also incorporated within Zumba dances, so don’t be surprised to find some older fashioned workouts blended into your merengue-themed dances!

Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides a workout for the whole body. From head and shoulder rolls that loosen up the neck and warm up the upper body, to footwork that strengthens and stretches calves and ankles, this fitness method touches on nearly every muscle and joint. Even those who are just learning the dance steps will find themselves waking up the day after a Zumba class with a definitive post-workout feeling.

Check out this video from Zumba Instructors All Over The World to get a better idea of what Zumba classes are like.

Proehlific Park in Greensboro offers Zumba classes throughout the week so there is usually a class that can work with your schedule.


At Proehlific Park you can enjoy our Fitness on Demand where you can enjoy a Zumba videos any time you’d like! You can have a private class or you can have one with your friends – at any time of the day. You can choose the Zumba video you want, which will then play on a projector in our Private Fitness Room. This way you can dance when it fits your schedule!


There are tons of benefits to to taking Zumba classes, but there are definitely a handful that sets this fun form of exercise apart from all the rest.

Easy Choreography: Many of the dance routines only have a handful of dance moves that get repeated throughout the song. This means you spend less time trying to remember the moves and more time enjoying yourself.

Make Cardio Fun: You can get your blood pumping and be smiling at the same time. This is a time to let go and move your hips to the music. Cardio is an important part of staying fit and losing weight, but it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Hands down, Zumba is one of the best cardio workouts you will ever do.

Increase Your Stamina: A large part of feeling fit and in shape is knowing that you can be active for extended periods of time and not feel out of breath. Zumba classes are a great way to achieve just that: you’re constantly on the move and will learn how to keep an awesome pace!

You Can Let Go: You can have fun and really get into grooving along to the music, all while trimming inches off your waistline. Even when you’ve had a stressful day, you can come to a Zumba class, let go, and end your day feeling much better.


Proehlific Park has a line of exercise classes that help you get fit and have fun at the same time. If you’re interested in toning your body, building strength and losing weight, then come join us for Zumba classes in Greensboro NC!

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