If you want to have fun, listen to music, dance and get fit, Zumba may be your calling! The dance fitness routine incorporates steps from different Latin dance styles, along with a few exercises like squats and lunges. “Zumba is the most popular Latin-inspired dance fitness class in the world. It is fun and does not feel like exercise, yet gives you all the benefits of cardio, strength, flexibility and mental relaxation. It burns 500 to 1000 calories an hour. Zumba is dancing your way to fitness without knowing how to dance,” says Smeeta Shitole, Founder Director of Smiths Breathe Fitness, Pune, and one of the first Indians to bring Zumba to India. She adds that there are various forms of Zumba, from Zumba Basic and Zumba Toning to Zumba Step and Zumba Strong. From the regular running and skipping to the more recent water workouts, virtual boxing, kick boxing, Pilates, crawling on all fours, mindful exercising and more, there is a workout for everyone! So stop making excuses, take your pick and work out for great health.