My dance fitness fanatics all know and recognize that Zumba or any dance cardio is an effective workout. You can control your intensity and decide how hard you want to go. I will admit there are times I get so caught up in the music, I realize I actually need to slow down or I may not make it through the hour without passing out. Yup, it can get that intense for me.
My point is, people sometimes ask me if Zumba is even a workout. I get this all the time. "When I workout I like to sweat." or "I just don't see how dancing could burn as many calories as running." Finally, I have the study to prove it.
I don't blame people for thinking dance cardio isn't a workout. I get it. 99% of people that try my class are truly shocked and admit "OMG, I haven't sweat like this in a long time." or "Wow. I didn't expect something that looks like fun to be such a good workout".
Go ahead. Read the article for yourself. And for all you Dance Fitness Fanatics, continue to be proud. Dancing is a workout!