by Amy Schlinger
Ryan KiblerIf you're not so much the boot camp, instructor-screaming-in-your-face, Olympic-lifting type and instead prefer laughing and a bit more light-heartedness when you workout, you need to try Zumba Step. Take it from a few of us with two left feet -- even if you don't have the best rhythm, there's no way to not have fun dancing, twirling, and hip-shaking away the calories.
See more: 5 Simple Steps to Cellulite-Free SkinZumba Step, unlike it's predecessor, plain old Zumba, focuses on the lower body, targeting mostly the glutes, legs, and thighs by doing moves like hip circles as you lower down to the floor, and then back up again. "I love the fact that you're burning so many calories," says spokeswoman Kelly Rowland. (BTW: Have you seen Kelly's body?) "Women have such a good time in the class, and the energy is infectious!"
The biggest change Rowland has noticed from her bod since taking up Zumba Step? "My thighs and butt burn like crazy! But you have a good time. You forget that you're working out!"
See more: The 24-Minute At-Home Boot CampWhen Rowland isn't steppin', she works out with her trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, who introduced the singer to boxing. "I do Pilates, yoga, sprinting," says Rowland. "I like to try everything. I don't like to just get stuck doing one thing. It's good to shock the body. Which is why I think people should get into Zumba Step."
Hey, Kelly? We couldn't agree more.