Gym vs Zumba: Which is better?

There are two kinds of people in the world: those seriously devoted to workout, making use of various equipment with equipment and those who love to workout and groove at the same time! We’re talking about the good old gym-goers, and the trendy Zumba. People can now choose to workout in many more exciting ways. The only excuse left for them is simply their lack of motivation. Between gym and Zumba, which one is better?

Why Gym?

Gym is your gateway to the fitness world. Many people choose to go to the gym because of the variety of equipment that they can use there. From weight machines to stationary bikes, there are plenty of options for people to choose, from according to their workout preferences. Another plus point is that there would be a personal trainer to assist them constantly which gives them the push to actually complete their routine and achieve their target weight loss.


Besides that, gym exercises such as running and cycling are proven to be more effective for fat burning. Some gyms are also equipped with Badminton courts, Tennis courts and even swimming pools. This means that people can bring their friends over and do activities together as well. The gym is also the best way to increase body strength, as there are a lot of activities such as weight lifting, running and cycling which involves strengthening the body muscles.

Why Zumba?

Zumba is, a cardio exercise to increases your stamina and improves cardiac health, and is the best alternative for those who are tired of trying out the same old exercises. What makes Zumba stand out is that it is fun-filled and exciting with the different types of music including Latin, Bhangra, and even Hip Hop, making it an entertaining way to burn calories. It is a brilliant way to tone the entire body as it requires a lot of body movement.


Zumba is also a perfect way to socialise and make new friends. With no age restrictions, the whole family could join in and groove together. Also, you won’t even realise the tiredness even after hours of doing Zumba as you’re too busy releasing endorphins and burning calories at the same time, which is like killing two birds with one stone!

The Verdict

Now we’ve uncovered the benefits of both gym and Zumba, which one is for you?! If you’re looking for a way to burn a huge amount of calories and increase your muscle strength, gym is the choice to make. But if you can’t stand the boring old exercises and would prefer having fun and be effective at the same time, then Zumba’s the choice for you.

Which will you choose?