If you’re looking into new ways to get your cardiovascular exercise, there are few alternatives that offer as much variety as Zumba Fitness. Zumba is a dance-based workout featuring world music and rhythmic Latin moves. Zumba also combines traditional exercise approaches with cardio fitness intervals. Zumba offers a collection of various DVDs for home-exercisers. The best Zumba exercise DVDs for you will be the ones that are geared toward your goals, interests and experience level.
Zumba Fitness Basic Workout is the perfect place to start learning Zumba from the bottom up. Beginning with basic footwork for simpler dance rhythms like merenge and cumbia, and moving through popular salsa steps and hip-hop influenced reggaeton, this DVD is the best choice for breaking down counts and becoming more familiar with the types of music often featured in Zumba workouts.
Zumba Fitness Cardio Party Workout is the DVD to choose when you have a good handle on your cardiovascular fitness and understand how to work with your heart rate to achieve maximum workout benefits. The variety of tempos within the assortment of dances on the disk lends itself to moderate to high intensity interval training. However, modifications for exertions levels are still easy to apply, such as keeping one foot on the ground for low-impact, or waving your hands high in the air to increase your heart rate.
Busy People and Weight Lifters
Zumba Fitness 20-Minute Express Workout: the title gives you a clue that this is the DVD to choose when you want to expedite your efforts and contain your cardio workouts to under 30 minutes. If you already maintain a full workout schedule, but are looking for a little extra without much investment of time, money or learning curve, choose this Express version of Zumba. This is also an effective choice because you are focusing on strength training with weights. You can add just the right amount of cardio and variety to your regimen with these 20 minutes of Zumba moves, two to three times per week.
Zumba Fitness Live! Workout is best for anyone who wants to experience the live energy of a Zumba class, but can’t make it to a group session. As described on the Zumba Fitness official website, Zumba was born in the health club setting for regular group fitness participants and catapulted to popularity due in large part to its philosophy, which promotes a party atmosphere in every class. If you enjoy working off the energy of others, but need to do your Zumba Fitness workout alone at home, this is the DVD that offers you a chance to feel like you’re there, dancing along with both teacher and other class members.