- Exercise & Fitness
Zumba Is A Great Fitness Activity For Children
Most parents will comment that their children have just way too much energy. They enroll their children in conventional activities such as basketball, baseball, football and soccer. There is even a funny Volkswagen commercial where a young uncle takes his niece and nephew in his VW to a hill and makes them run up and down the hill until they are totally exhausted. One of my colleagues told me about Zumba being a great way to unwind some of kids' energy, I had to check it out for myself, and I am amazed how much fun this activity is. When I asked my daughter whether she has heard about Zumba, she replied that she does Zumba every Thursday in her afterschool program.
Zumba is a dancing fitness activity incorporating the moves of Latin America. It is also known as a Dance Party because it is so much fun that it keeps you interested. Your kids will be very comfortable with their bodies and movements that when they ever attend a dance, they will be ready. The dance is relatively fast so that it has a cardiovascular aspect. Anyone can put together fast pace movements to fast pace Latin American trance beats, and there is no right or wrong to the movements; however, there are classes where dance instructors will lead you through the steps for each song. One type of Latin American moves is called the merengue, which involves the movement of the hips and the shuffling of both legs in a marching movement with the upper body moving as well. The merengue is taught in the second video. Another move is cumbia, which is rocking walk.
I have found several good Youtube videos to show you how the instructors teach the moves to incorporate. These are different instructors so that if you like them, you can look for their other videos.