Not a runner? No problem, even if you’re not a fan of lifting weights Sumba is the perfect exercise to get you pumped and actually motivated to exercise.

One of these enthusiasts is Cindy Abrahams, who’s been a Zumba instructor for seven years. Here, she explains exactly why you should try Zumba

1. You Zumba Anywhere

Whether you are just starting out, or you know the routine backwards, you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Zumba can get your heart rate up no matter where you are. So no more dreading the time to drag yourself to the gym, Zumba can we done anywhere!

2. It’s A Full Body Workout

Zumba will engages almost all of your muscles. “When you’re lifting your arms, your shoulders feel it as you’re holding your arms up all the time, and so will your abs, because dancing comes from your core,” explains Cindy.

3. Anyone Can Do It

Zumba is suitable for everyone, no matter how fit or unfit you are. “I have people in my Sunday morning class with hip and knee replacements, and they can do it,” says Cindy. And those who lack co-ordination? “It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet,” she explains. “It’s just about you having fun with the music and letting yourself come out.”

4. It Will Help You Lose Weight

Zumba is a fun cardio workout that will get your heart pumping. While you’re dancing your heart out to catchy pop music, you’re also burning kilojoules. “You may not see a bigger bicep or quad,” she says, “but Zumba is great for losing the kilojoules and the water weight.” Perfect for your weight loss goals.