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5 ways to burn more calories in Zumba class

Here are tips for burning even more calories (and having even more fun) during your Zumba class.

1. Let Loose
Zumba is about having fun and joining the party, which is hard to do if you’re stiff or self-conscious! The best way to burn more calories in class is to let go, have fun, and try not to think too much.

2. Maximize Your Arm Movement
During the moves, be sure to fully extend your arms. You’ll boost your calorie burn and engage more muscles by maximizing your arm movements during class. Classic way to raise your heart rate.

3. Move Up and Down More
When your instructor takes you though a level change try and do it. All that up and down movement will not only boost your burn, it will also get your glutes, hips, and thigh muscles firing even more.

4. Work Your Booty
There is always a lot of booty shaking in Zumba. Press through your heels whenever you can to maximize the move’s booty shaping benefits.

5. Rock the Moves You Know
So maybe you don’t have every move mastered yet, that’s OK! You can still get a great workout as long as you rock the moves you’ve got!  Whenever you’re comfortable with a move in the routine, use the four tips above to make the most out of the move.

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