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Dance workouts like Zumba, Tango rising in popularity

Dance workouts like Zumba, Tango and belly dancing beat the monotony of gym-exercise.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 5, 2016 12:05:59 pm
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Although gymming is the first mode of workout that people take to, dancing in various styles such as Zumba, Tango, belly dancing and aerobics is becoming popular too, according to Fitpass’s co-founder Akshay Verma.

Fitpass — an online portal — offers access to over 1000 gyms and fitness studios in New Delhi and 100,000-plus daily workout options to choose from.

“Traditional workouts on gym equipment are monotonous and don’t excite a large number of users. Users crave variety, excitement and fun ways to achieve their fitness goals. It is due to this that alternative workouts combining dance and use of body weight are extremely popular,” Verma said in a statement.

“More and more people are opting for alternative ways to work out as they are bored of regular treadmills and push ups. They want something exciting to look forward to and dancing workout is something they enjoy. Also, this fun can actually be a big calorie burner — averaging between 500 to 1,000 calories per hour,” he added.

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