Persuasive Speech Outline Essay

711 Words Sep 3rd, 2013 3 Pages
Margarita Torres
Informative Speech Outline

Title: “Zumba!”

General purpose: To persuade

Specific purpose: After listening to my speech, audience members will try Zumba fitness as a way to exercise.

Thesis: Zumba is a dance fitness program that has revolutionized the way people exercise and how they enjoy it.

INTRODUCTION I. Quote from Beto Perez, Zumba creator. II. Thesis statement. III. Preview of main points.

BODY I. Zumba, ditch the workout, enjoy the party! A. What is Zumba? 1. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. 2. Since its creation in 2001, Zumba has grown to become the world's largest and most
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K. Zumba has simple and easy dance steps and various movement modifications so there are no wrong moves. This empowers the participant to move more, with improved form with each class. The moves can even vary with each class, but to the same music. L. Zumba can also be considered as effective therapy for some emotional hardships and stressors such as loss of a loved one, personal difficulty, because during the class you can manage to smile, be with other positive people and enjoy a great way to express yourself. M. Other forms of exercise feel more like a punishment than an energizer and stress your body and mind. You can’t even smile because you’re pushing yourself too much during the workout. This can lead to early workout termination. IV. Results N. According to the recent Zumba study sponsored by ACE and led by Dr. John Porcari, a person can burn an average of 369 calories (9.5 calories per minute) after doing a 38-minute class with an average heart rate of 154 beats per minute. O. Improved stamina (endurance) and mood P. Ashlee Tomsche from Kansas weighted 331 lbs. After a year of Zumba, she had dropped 123 pounds, six dress sizes and more than 10 inches from her waist.
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