The Zumba Trail has blazed the whole world. with over 150 million enthusiasts acroos the globe, Zumba is one of the fastest growing fitness trends, white your moves are important, so is the way you groove to your music. Most trainers have playlists with high-tempo genres of Reggaeton, and House music created electronically – very few try experimenting with their music.
There is no denying that Zumba is all about fitness but experimenting with music can add a whole lot of spunk to your routine. So here is a curated playlist of Retro music for the next time you do some fitness grooving. Why Retro, you might ask. We connect with retro so well because it almost always evokes an uncanny sense of familiarity. The universality of Retro music makes it enjoyable; mix it up with Zumba and there will be no stopping you.
Let us jive into our warm up with Feeling Good (1965), by Nina Simone. This powerful piece of blues will set the tone of your Zumba routine. Then, step it up a bit with Elvis Presley’s Rock n Roll Hit, Jailhouse Rock (1957). Once you’ve got your heart rate where you what it to be, squat and lunge to the Disco and Punk beats of Bee and Gees’ Stayin’ Alive (1977).
As Zumba is a highly aerobic workout it is important that the intensity of your workout progresses from a low to a high intensity. So, your next choice of song ought to be Michael Jackson’s Beat It (1982). Teleport, yourself into the legend’s den and see how his moves work out for you. Bear in mind that Zumba is a highly eclectic workout out practice. There is nothing that should stop you from experimenting with your dance moves and music.
Continuing with our playlist, you must now pump it up with the super-fast Pop Rock anthem, We Didn’t Start the Fire (1989) by Billy Joel. You do not want to tire yourself out all at once, so pace it down a bit with the Funky beats of Very Superstitious (1972) by Stevie Wonder. You should have caught your breath by now, use some vigorous aerobic moves to jump into the Eye of the Tiger (1982) by Survivor. Your body is now taking in oxygen abundantly to burn energy, you must not stop your workout abruptly. Play, For What it’s Worth (1967) by Buffalo Springfield to help you transition high power aerobic moves into stretches.
Remember to do repetitions that employ your own body’s weight for better strength such as: burpees, push-ups, leg-raises, and planks. Once you have included some callisthenics into your Zumba routine, it is time to cool off. Here Comes the Sun (1969) by The Beatles, followed by Sway (1954) by Dean Martin, should give you enough time to do your final stretches and relax. Workouts are not just meant to shape your body, they also help sooth your mind. The last two songs lined up on our playlist will help you achieve just that.