(Zumba), (Cross Fit) or (Yoga)?



Indulge yourself as we unravel the world of Zumba, Cross Fit and Yoga. In our society today many people are concern of choosing the right program for their self-esteem choice. This article will help guide both Men and Women in their journey of exercise. Now to get started, we will give different opinions from different groups of exercise.

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. The choreography incorporates hip-hopsocasambasalsamerengue and mambo.Squats and lunges are also included. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.

Zumba classes are typically about an hour long and are taught by instructors licensed by Zumba Fitness. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. The music comes from the following dance styles: cumbiasalsamerenguemamboflamencochachacha,reggaetonsocasambahip hop musicaxé music and tango. There are different types of classes for different levels of age and exertion. 

  • Zumba Gold is a program designed for the needs of the elderly.
  • Zumba Step is a lower-body workout that incorporates Zumba routines and step aerobics.
  • Zumba Toning is for the people who do their workouts with toning sticks. Zumba Toning will target the abs, thighs, arms, and other muscles throughout the body. Zumba Toning provides participants with a cardio workout.
  • Zumba Aqua classes are held in a swimming pool. The instructor leads the class poolside while participants follow in shallow water. Moves have been specially adapted to combine the same dance movements used in a Zumba Fitness class with those used in aqua fitness classes.
  • Zumba In The Circuit combines dance with circuit training. These classes usually last 30 minutes and feature strength exercises on various stations in timed intervals.
  • Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr. classes are designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Zumba Gold-Toning is a toning class for older participants with goals of improving one’s muscle strength, posture, mobility, and coordination.
  • Zumba Sentao is a chair workout that focuses on using body weight to strengthen and tone the body. Zumba instructors have the option to become ZIN Members or (Zumba Instructor Network members) to receive bimonthly training DVDs to assist with the creation of music and choreography for their personal Zumba classes.

Because Zumba offers different options, proponents of the Zumba program claim that it is safe for all ages, meaning that anyone from age 0 to 100 can participate in this form of aerobic exercise. At least some of the classes are specifically aimed at elderly people, to help them build strength, improve motion and posture, and socialize.

If you think that’s more interesting here’s another exercise that will surely help boost your cravings for exercise. We go to another topic which is very common in our society which is Cross Fit.



CrossFit is a principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. The program delivers a fitness that is by design, broad, general, and inclusive.

Combat and survival, many sports and life reward this kind of fitness and on average punish for the specialist. CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.

Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai founded CrossFit in the year 2000. The company was conceived a few years earlier in 1996 as Cross-Fit. The original CrossFit gym is in Santa Cruz, California, and the first affiliated gym was CrossFit North in Seattle, Washington; there were 13 by 2005, and today there are more than 13,000. Coaches associated with CrossFit include Louie SimmonsJohn WelbournBob Harper and Mike Burgener.

Glassman retains complete control over the company after a divorce resulted in his estranged wife Lauren attempting to sell her share in the company. Glassman was able to obtain a $16 million loan from Summit Partners to buy out her share. Promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and also as a competitive fitness sport, CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval trainingOlympic weightliftingplyometricspowerliftinggymnasticsgirevoy sportcalisthenicsstrongman, and other exercises.

I guess you all might be wondering why they have different perspectives and different levels of exercise. But let’s not jump into conclusions as we now take you to another journey in the world of Yoga.



Yoga is a physicalmental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals in HinduismBuddhism (particularly Vajrayana Buddhism), and Jainism. The most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga.

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to Pre-Vedic Indian traditions, is mentioned in the Rigveda but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements.  The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Hindu Upanishads and Buddhist Pāli Canon probably of third century BCE or later.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in tantra.  Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the west following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world.

Yoga in Indian traditions however, is more than physical exercise it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga which has its own epistemology and metaphysics and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.hilosophy.ogy and metaphysics, ey in the world of Yoga. as Cross Fit.teem choice. this

Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancerschizophreniaasthma, and heart disease. The results of these studies have been mixed and inconclusive, with cancer studies suggesting none to unclear effectiveness, and others suggesting yoga may reduce risk factors and aid in a patient’s psychological healing process.

Now it is assure that everyone wants a healthy lifestyle so get up, grab your shoes and make progress. Choose the perfect workout that is best for you.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga














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