The best kinds of workouts are the ones where you don’t even realize that you are working out; you aren’t watching the clock and you are enjoying what you are doing enough that you will likely end up doing it for longer periods of time, and more often.
Zumba has proven to be a really great example of just that for many people; they are having so much fun dancing around to the music that they find themselves getting in a good workout, whether they are aware of it or not.
The Latin-inspired dance moves burn a lots of calories, and now thanks to the Wii game, you can do your dancing in the privacy of your own living room. For more ways to blast fat and get fit for cheap and in the privacy of your own living room, check out Fitness Blender's full length, free online workout videos; we've got Pilates, boot camps, cardio and more.
How many Calories does Wii Zumba Burn?
Wii Zumba Fitness burns roughly 200-250 calories in 30 minutes. That’s 400-500 cals burned playing the Zumba video game in an hour. That’s roughly 25% higher than most people expend after an hour on an elliptical machine.
Aside from the high number of energy burned, you also get the toning benefits of dance. With the wide range of motions that you use dancing, you are calling upon muscles that aren’t often otherwise used. Along with the calories used, you are using a pattern of movements that keeps your body guessing, which is optimal for anyone trying to lose weight.
Looking for other video games that blast fat? Check out this list of Video Games for Weight Loss
If losing weight is one of your goals, you should add a strength-training component to your workouts so that you can also tone your body and use calories at a higher rate (one of the many benefits of workouts aimed at increasing strength and the body’s muscle content).
Look under the Fitness Blender "Workouts" tab in order to find plenty of total body toning workout videos, as well as printable routines, that you can easily combine with your dance workouts. Most of the programs don’t require any equipment at all, meaning that you can easily do them at home.
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