Hate Working Out? 6 Reasons Zumba Fitness Dance Is For You

Hate Working Out? 6 Reasons Zumba Fitness Dance Is For You

 

If you want to lose weight and stay in shape, the best way to do it is none other than doing intense exercises, such as running, playing tenis, and swimming. Unfortunately, not everyone is built to do boring, repetitive things on a regular basis. For those of you who hate working out with a passion and find the usual exercise for weight loss to be tedious, zumba fitness dance is perfect for you! The playful and upbeat fitness programme is designed for people who’d like to have fun while they sweat it off. These are the six best reasons to join a zumba class:

  1. (Almost) anyone can do zumba

Don’t be fooled by zumba’s highly energetic routines! Whatever your age, body shape, or weight, zumba is designed to cater to all able-bodied people, even if you have no dance experience at all. You’ll dance to a reasonable pace (often based on a song) suggested by your trainer, and it’s up to you if you’d like to go at a faster or slower pace. It’s all about being in the moment and having fun.

 

  1. Zumba is practically a dance party

For fun-loving people, zumba is practically a dance party disguised as a fitness programme for weight loss! If you’d rather have fun while you work hard to shed those kilos, zumba incorporates a choreography that is easy to follow, which is a combination of martial arts, some aerobic exercise and dance elements; including soca, hip-hop, mambo, and salsa. Each class will never be the same with zumba’s different routines.

 

  1. Zumba is also a music fest

Love music? A typical zumba class doubles as a music fest too! Most class features a variety of upbeat, cultural music that keeps you going, such as hip-hop, African, Arabic, bhangra, Bollywood, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue, and salsa. You’d be surprised by how international the music selections are! No class will ever be mundane with the many different songs on full blast.

 

  1. Zumba is an instant calorie burner

A zumba class will instantly leave you dripping with sweat, your heart rate up, and hundreds or thousands of calories burnt! With continous movement and fast pace lunges and squats, you’ll burn an average 500 to 1000 calories within 60 minutes! As you progress in your programme, your class may be even faster than before, so keep up with the pace by hydrating yourself before class starts!

 

  1. Zumba boosts your brain power

Due to the nature of zumba, you’ll have no choice but to be 100% dedicated and focused on your trainer’s choreography. To keep up, you’d have to learn the sequences and pay close attention to your alignment, form and timing. Unlike bicycling, running or jogging in the park where your mind tend to wander as you get lost in your surrounding, zumba requires your full attention and energy to keep up and reach the end goal, making it less likely for you to slack off.

 

  1. Zumba gives you the chance to mingle

Single and ready to mingle? Or just prefer to make new friends? Zumba gives you the chance to socialise with like-minded people. It’s definitely more fun if you can shed your kilos away with other people who share similar goals. You can support each other as the class progress. This can also boost your motivation if you’re unable to share your weight loss goals with your loved ones. In a typical zumba class, you can expect some laughter, playfulness and silliness from other participants!

For beginners, the best zumba fitness dance programme can be found at many gyms or health club chains. You can also try the free introductory class to see whether the programme is a good fit for you. The best zumba fitness dance class should be small (at least one trainer per 10 participants) and features a spacious studio to move around, a good combination of dance elements and songs, and facilities that meet your individual needs.

Stop, Eat & Ride: Best Wallet-Friendly Eats You Can Find Near LRT Stations

Stop, Eat & Ride: Best Wallet-Friendly Eats You Can Find Near LRT Stations

One of the best things about visiting Kuala Lumpur is the wide range of food and amenities for every budget. While there are many high-class restaurants all over the city, there are also cheap eats that will make both your belly and wallet happy.

 

Many of these affordable eateries are strategically located close to LRT stations – perfect for when you are on the move. Just a short train ride away from Sunway Putra is Bukit Bintang, the best place to get the most delicious local foods. You can get there by taking the PWTC LRT to Hang Tuah station, then change to the Monorail which goes direct to Bukit Bintang station. If you are visiting Bukit Bintang, there are many places to indulge in without travelling far from the station. Here are some of the best cheap eats you can find in the area:

Sao Nam

In this restaurant, you can get two courses and an appetizer for only RM19.90. They have around five main dishes to choose from. One of their most popular dishes is the spring rolls loaded with chicken.  ADDRESS

25 Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 50200

Opening Hours:

12:30pm – 02:30pm
07:30pm – 10:30pm

Nanyang Ten

Coffee-lovers will have a great time in this cafe inside the Lot 10 Hutong, where they promise to serve you “hand-picked gourmet coffee.” But if you want to satisfy the foodie in you, go for their Siamese laksa!

ADDRESS

Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodle

They were quite famous for their original beef noodles originated from Jalan Silang in 1945. Their dishes are Chinese-inspired. The beef ball noodles are made of “bouncy” meatballs, minced beef, and their special homemade noodles. Like the beef noodle, their chicken sesame porridge is another must-try in this noodle house.

Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 10:30PM

Beh Brothers Restaurant

An average meal price at Beh Brothers costs around RM14. For that amount, you already get a generous serving of their famous Ginger Wine Chicken Noodles. The soup combines the exquisite taste of ginger and rice wine, which goes well with the ginger omelet and chicken.

ADDRESS
21, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 50200

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours

Purple Miao

This eatery is your go-to place for unique sandwiches. Their homemade sandwiches are not your usual finds, such as the ham and egg sandwich. For RM9, you will get your sweet potato sandwich. Those seeking a healthy food option should try the sourdough bread for only RM6. Aside from sandwiches, they also have meal sets that are perfect for group travellers.

ADDRESS
G-03, Ground Floor, Wisma Bukit Bintang
28, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 55100

Opening Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Cu Cha Restaurant

This place is a must-visit for local delights. They offer late night meals, in case you get hungry during the wee hours. Only got RM7 to spare? Their Penang Char Kuey Teow has crunchy and delightful ingredients, such as the bean sprouts and cockles. For chicken lovers out there, you will find here the honey glazed roast chicken wings offered at RM3 each a great choice.

ADDRESS
75, Jalan Alor
Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 50200

Opening Hours: 11:00 am- 4:00 am

After feasting with these budget-friendly meals, give yourself some time to unwind at the Sunway Putra Hotel. Book a room today and get the best deals! The Sunway Putra Hotel, like these affordable eateries, is located conveniently nearby public transport, amenities, and landmarks. Visit our website today to check out the latest offers and make a booking.