How Many Calories Does Zumba Burn

how many calories does zumba burn

by Joanne Chapman

So I want to burn calories and lose weight, I’ve heard Zumba is really good for this, but just how many calories does zumba burn?

Your Zumba calorie burn depends on three key factors: weight, duration & intensity.

Calories are simply a measure of energy, the more energy required to perform an activity the more calories burned.

Weight

The more you weigh the more energy required to allow you to dance – two people dance for the same amount of time and intensity but one weighs more than the other, the heavier person will burn more calories.

Duration

The longer you dance for the more energy required – two people weighing the same amount dance at the same intensity but one does it for longer this person will burn more calories.

Intensity

The harder you work, the more energy required – two people weighing the same amount dance for the same amount of time but one works hard (faster, more exaggerated movements etc) this person will burn more calories.

To see your own person calculation of how many calories does Zumba burn use the Zumba Calorie Calculator