Compare & Contrast Essay

857 Words Jul 9th, 2013 4 Pages
Zumba vs Yoga
Do you want to reduce your stress, improve your health, and get in shape? Are you unsure of what your options may be? Zumba and yoga are two popular fitness classes that you can take to have fun and get in shape. Choose yoga if you want to increase your flexibility and strength while burning fat, or choose Latin dancing Zumba for more focus on your cardio fitness. They are both beneficial in different ways, physically improving you as well as providing great health benefits.
Zumba is a fitness program inspired by hot Latin style dancing. The exercises include Hip-hop, Salsa, Mambo, and Samba. Zumba is a fast-paced and high energy workout for people who love to dance. Zumba workouts have a high-energy ''party'' feel to them
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Even though I didn’t have a good Yoga experience, I believe Yoga can help you shed unwanted pounds, strengthen their core, elongate their body and get them beach body ready!
Zumba and yoga are both beneficial in different ways. Zumba is great for cardio. Yoga is great for flexibility. Both cardio and flexibility with strength training are very important for a healthy lifestyle. Despite the fact, that Zumba and Yoga class form require completely different body movements, I recommend participation in each of them. They both provide valuable health benefits not only at the physical level, but also by raising one's mindfulness about own body awareness, emotional balance, spiritual enrichment, self-growth, and change. Furthermore I feel that it depends on your personality which workout sparks your interest. If you want to relax and stretch, yoga is the way to go, but if you want higher impact, fun, and energizing, Zumba is the way to go! (As always check with your physician and research a properly-trained instructor before starting a Zumba or Yoga fitness class. Also remember to modify your performance when attending these classes, because you can injure

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