Zumba stormed 2012. In fact, it’s stormed the better part of the last decade. The whole world was in on the fitness dance craze as it took Inc. Magazine’s Company of the Year distinction and last summer was named the largest fitness brand in the world. It looks like they’re trying to maintain the momentum this year with a few new additions to welcome newbies or hold the interest of loyalists. One of the newest forms of Zumba is called Zumba Sentao.
Zumba Sentao has one major difference from the standard routines – it involves a chair. The Zumba website says the chair will become your dance partner and help amp up the results during routines that are supposed to help strengthen, balance, and stabilize your core muscles. The routines are being taught in classes, however, Zumba wants them to be easy enough to be done in one’s home, too.
Zumba Sentao is also being promoted to first time Zumba goers as uses more familiar fitness moves, like squats, lunges, and crunches, in combination with the dance-fitness routines. The chair aspect also allows dancers to do more toning exercises than before. Push-ups and seated tricep dips are also added to the list of new moves.
All these moves are intended to intensify the Zumba workout without adding any extra time. This way the class-goer can get a maximum total-body workout in a minimal amount of time.
As Zumba has filled nearly every gym floor from YMCAs to rec centers, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this new addition. To get in on a Zumba Sentao class near you, you can check the website at zumba.com/sentao.
Check it out now and be one the first to get in on what could possibly be the hottest workout of 2013. If you’ve tried it, tell us about your experience below!