The ever-growing popularity of Zumba, which means “moving fast and having fun” in Spanish, is thanks to its catchy music and fun, easily replicated dance moves. It also helps you burn a high number of calories in a short amount of time! If you are a fan of dance, or even the opposite is true, this popular dance fitness programme will teach you great moves, help you relax and positively affect your health. Here are UFC Gym’s top 5 benefits of this trendy workout!


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Confidence Boost

Too many people these days hold themselves back because of a lack of confidence. This can affect your mood and pull you down psychologically. Joining Zumba classes will give you the opportunity to meet and interact with fun and dynamic people who will encourage you. Along with the high energy and vibrant atmosphere, you will experience all the benefits of group workouts by pushing yourself further with utmost dedication. Whether you are an energetic social butterfly or you prefer the comfort of your own zone, Zumba dance will make you push your boundaries further and make you stronger, both mentally and physically.

Weight Loss

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Along with all the fun that you have, Zumba is particularly good at tonigg your body and burning a high number of calories during class. With full dedication and energy, the fast paced tempo and rhythmic dancing can make you burn up to 800 calories in a 1-hour session. For those who aren’t preoccupied with weight loss, Zumba will help you to maintain a healthy and fit body, which is one of the reasons why it has become such a popular workout among women.

Improved Cardio

Designed specially as a form of interval workout, the high and low-intensity dance moves will boost your cardio endurance, along with the use of fast paced music. Besides maintaining a healthy diet, Zumba is a great way to strengthen your cardiovascular health and can greatly contribute at reducing the risk of heart attack. The more you work out at this rate, the more you will increase the strength of your heart and the healthier your heart will be.

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Stress Relief

Whether it is work, family or home related, people get stressed, which can greatly impact on their overall morale and well-being. Attending Zumba classes, with its energetic vibe, is the perfect way to get rid of all the stress and gain back all that positive energy. The upbeat moves and fast pace will help you to release your body and lose yourself in the music, getting you ready to face your challenges with a refreshed and a high spirited frame of mind.

Body Toning

Another great benefit of Zumba is the fact that, by moving your body to the rhythm of the music, you’ll be able to tone your entire body without even realising it! Since Zumba is both a dance class and fitness class, you can be sure that it will tighten your body from head to toe. Some areas that it targets include hips, arms, legs, glutes, calves, ankles and back. In general, Zumba is considered as a full-body workout that can bring you good effects to your entire body.

Interested in hearing more or in giving Zumba a try? Come into UFC Gym Vietnam today!


To celebrate 10 years of Making Life Better in Vietnam, CMG.ASIA, which manages California Fitness and Yoga Centers, Eri International, UFC Gym Vietnam, CaliKids Academy and Yoga Plus, is hosting the Super X Prize, with a total prize value of more than 5 billion VND. This is a way for the corporation to thank all the loyal clients who have invested into their health with us over the past 10 years.

Visit http://www.xprize.vn or contact reception for more information on this exciting event.

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