Have you been lifting the same weights or running the same route for years now? If you’re anything like us, adding something a little different to your daily routine will help you spice things up and stay interested in exercise.

Here at Hitch Fit, we know how hard it can be to keep up with your workout routine, especially if you’re not looking forward to it. If the thought of another 45-minute stint on the elliptical makes you cringe, why not “party yourself into shape” with a Zumba class or DVD?

Zumba is Latin-inspired dance fitness made by accident. Zumba creator Beto Perez forgot the plain old aerobics music while teaching a class one day and used some of his favorite musi
c from his Latin American childhood instead. Needless to say, it was a hit! From its foundation in 2002, 110,000 locations in 125 countries have added Zumba to its fitness class schedules. If your dance skills are not ready for the public eye but you still want the benefits of Zumba, you can always buy the DVDs for an at-home private sweat session.

There are classes for everyone: Zumba Gold for baby boomers, Zumbatomic for kids less than 12 years old, even Aqua Zumba (and that’s only naming a few)! Depending on which class you take, you can burn between 500-1000 calories in just one hour. You’ll shed those pounds without even realizing it. And of course…Zumba offers extremely cute workout clothes…because who doesn’t want to look good while busting a move?

Look forward to exercising! Add Zumba once a week to your workout routine and you’ll never dread (or flat-out skip) an exercise session again.