What is The Zumba Calories Calculator and How Does It Work?
This calculator approximates the number of calories that someone burns during Zumba activities. It also estimates calories burned per minute.
How does it do that?
Firstly, the calculator determines your metabolic rate or metabolism according to your weight.
What does that mean? Keep reading for a more detailed explanation.
If you take two people, one weighs 150 lbs and the other weighs 210 lbs, the person who weighs less will burn fewer calories during the same exact workout compared to the heavier individual.
Why is that?
A calorie is a unit of energy and a heavier person requires more energy to move their bodies or to perform activities.
Think of it like how a larger vehicle typically uses up more fuel than a smaller one. Weight affects fuel consumption (the amount of energy used).
But this also means that the heavier person expends more calories in a rested (non-exercising) state. This is also known as metabolic rate or metabolism.
The calculator uses a formula to approximate resting calories burned and then it factors in the duration and workout intensity to guesstimate calories burned.
How To Use The Zumba Calories Calculator
The Zumba calories burned calculator isn’t quite as simple to use compared to a lot of our other health tools. However, it’s certainly not difficult to navigate if you keep things simple.
To ensure an easy experience for you, we’ve included step-by-step instructions in detail below.
Step 1: Choose your preferred unit of measurement: Imperial (lbs, hours, and minutes) or metric (kilograms, hours, and minutes).
Step 2: Enter your weight.
Step 3: Enter the number of workout hours (.e.g, 1, 2, 3, etc).
Note: You can also use values under an hour. For example, .5 would be thirty minutes and .25 would be fifteen minutes. Make sure to put 0 in the minutes box or just use the minutes box in this case.
Step 4: Enter the number of workout minutes.
Note: Because there are 60 minutes in an hour, the max number of minutes that you can enter is 59. You must also enter either 0 or a value under an hour (e.g, .75 which is equal to 45 minutes).
If the workout is under an hour, we recommend putting 0 in the hours box and entering the number of workout minutes only.
Step 5: Select the workout intensity. Tip: Click directly on the text (e.g., low intensity, moderate intensity, high intensity) and not the empty gray circle.
Step 6: Press calculate!
How Many Calories Does Zumba Burn?
The number of calories that you can burn during activity depends on a few different factors such as your weight, exercise intensity, and duration, or how long you perform the activity. Therefore, this can highly vary.
But that’s the point of this calculator. You punch in the necessary details and it’ll give you a close estimate of calories burned during Zumba.
However, we’ve provided a few examples of how our calculator will estimate calories burned.
According to the Zumba calorie burned tool, a 125 lb person who does Zumba for 45 minutes at a low workout intensity will burn 262 calories. That’s about 6.44 calories per minute.
The same person will expend 335 calories at a moderate intensity or normal speed and 380 calories at a high intensity or fast speed.
But let’s say a 185 lb person does Zumba for 45 minutes at a low intensity. They will burn 430 calories. That’s estimated at 9.56 calories burned per minute.
They’d burn about 496 calories at a moderate intensity and 562 calories at a high intensity.
As you can see, how many calories you can burn doing Zumba or any activity for that matter, will depend on a few different factors.
Will Zumba Help Me To Lose A Lot of Weight?
Zumba workouts get your heart rate up and can burn a lot of calories which can lead to weight/fat loss. Not to mention, for many, it’s a very enjoyable form of activity. We all know that if you look forward to doing something, it’s more likely that you’ll want to do it and it won’t feel like a chore.
Not to mention, Zumba can be done from home using various platforms, and therefore, it doesn’t require going to classes as was probably the case when it first started to become popular.
Anyhow, any physical activity can contribute to the weight loss process and Zumba is one of them.
But how much weight you lose really and truly depends on your overall habits and approach to your goals.
As long as you create a calorie deficit, and do it the healthy and proper way, you can lose weight. But many decide to go about it the wrong way. They’ll eat almost nothing and exercise for hours in an effort to shed fat pounds.
This is a good way to be unhealthy and do damage that will impede your body’s ability to make progress anyway (an unhealthy body won’t function to the best of its ability). So you might as well do it in a sustainable way.
You want to first determine your resting metabolism and then reduce your calorie intake, exercise more, or do a combination of the two.
Use our weight loss calculator to determine the number of calories you should be taking in to lose weight.
If you also weight train and want to maximize muscle gain and muscle maintenance as you knock off the body fat, our macronutrient calculator is a very useful tool.
It’ll recommend an ideal protein, carbohydrates, and fat intake for you.
Get Fitter With Zumba Workouts!
Use the Zumba calories burned calculator to estimate energy expenditure and plan for your goals.
Enough talking, now it’s time to get doing. If you want to get in better shape, burn more calories, and have fun in the process, Zumba is an excellent choice.
It’s been around for quite some time and we have no reason to believe that anything will change regarding its widespread popularity, which is a testament to how many people have benefited and continue to reap the rewards of including it in their health regimes.