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Published Monday Jan 13, 2020 by Sara Lesher

5 Reasons You Should Try a Zumba Class

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You’ve probably heard of Zumba, but you might not know what’s up with all these people dancing in a room together. Is it really exercise? Do you have to be a good dancer to keep up?  
 

Here are five reasons you won’t regret signing up for that Zumba class. 
Anyone can do it!

Zumba is perfect for “everybody and every body,” no matter your age, size, experience, or fitness level. It brings people together, so grab your girls (or your grandma!), and start moving.

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Anyone can do it!

Zumba is perfect for “everybody and every body,” no matter your age, size, experience, or fitness level. It brings people together, so grab your girls (or your grandma!), and start moving.

It combines all elements of fitness.

It’s not just dancing. Zumba gives you a total workout, including cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. You can choose to target specific muscle groups depending on your desired goals.

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It combines all elements of fitness.

It’s not just dancing. Zumba gives you a total workout, including cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. You can choose to target specific muscle groups depending on your desired goals.

It's good for your body and mind.

Zumba provides both physical and psychological benefits. Studies show that moderate-intensity dance is linked to better cardiovascular health and cognitive benefits. Plus, people who practice Zumba, in particular, tend to feel more independent and purposeful in life.

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It's good for your body and mind.

Zumba provides both physical and psychological benefits. Studies show that moderate-intensity dance is linked to better cardiovascular health and cognitive benefits. Plus, people who practice Zumba, in particular, tend to feel more independent and purposeful in life.

It's convenient.

With classes offered all over the world as well as Zumba Digital Classes you can do at home, Zumba easily fits into your schedule and lifestyle. Odds are, your current gym probably offers Zumba classes!

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It's convenient.

With classes offered all over the world as well as Zumba Digital Classes you can do at home, Zumba easily fits into your schedule and lifestyle. Odds are, your current gym probably offers Zumba classes!

It's fun!

Zumba is known for being a disguised workout, meaning a workout that feels more like fun than exercise. Think about how sore your muscles feel after a night out clubbing or dancing at a concert with friends. This is simply a more targeted, organized version of that!

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It's fun!

Zumba is known for being a disguised workout, meaning a workout that feels more like fun than exercise. Think about how sore your muscles feel after a night out clubbing or dancing at a concert with friends. This is simply a more targeted, organized version of that!

Sara Lesher
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Sara Lesher
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
breast cancer awareness month
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Published Tuesday Sep 27, 2022 by Bree Lewis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—Here’s How You Can Make a Difference

Approximately 12,000 women aged 40 or younger are diagnosed with breast cancer every year*. Fortunately, there are preventative steps that we can take to help protect ourselves and each other—one of the best ones being exercise. That’s right. Not only does exercise help us release endorphins, but just 30 minutes of exercise three to four times per week can help decrease a person’s risk of developing breast cancer by 30–50%*.

This is hope in a statistic. Just by adopting a more healthy, active lifestyle, we could prevent the risk of developing breast cancer, while also inspiring others to reduce their risk as well. Keep A Breast Foundation has made doing just this their mission through their annual fundraising campaign, Fit 4 Prevention.

Every October, studios from all over the globe participate by raising money through donation-based workout classes for the Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB). They have created a national movement dedicated to educating others about breast cancer prevention through fitness and wellness—something Mindbody is extremely passionate about. Participating in your favorite activities, all while supporting, preventing, and spreading awareness about breast cancer awareness? Let’s get moving.

Encourage your favorite studio to sign up for the event

If you want to take a donation-based class at your favorite studio, encourage your favorite studios to sign up to bring your community closer together in a meaningful way. Registering is quick and easy. If you think your local studio may be interested in participating, have them check out KAB’s help pagewhere they can learn how to register for a donation-based class during the month of October. KAB even has a social media kit available to fitness studios to help them promote their donation-based classes.  

Other ways to help

Can’t find a local studio to take a donation-based class near you? Don’t worry, you can still give your support by donating directly to KAB’s website. Luckily, any time that you are moving your body and spreading the word—you’re doing your part in spreading awareness on how to help prevent breast cancer. That is beyond amazing.

This October, we hope you’ll join us in our plight to support the KAB Foundation and its mission to help prevent breast cancer through cultivating a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through movement, health, and wellness—we can reach great heights, together.

To learn more about the KAB Foundation and its mission and how you can get involved further, visit their website.

* National Cancer Institute

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!