Who is ZUMBA® Fitness appropriate for?
ANYBODY! ZUMBA® is great for people of all ages and abilities. ZUMBA® fitness movements are easy to follow and safe for exercisers at any fitness level. The individual exerciser determines how intense to make their movements, therefore controlling the intensity and difficulty of their own workout.
What should I wear to ZUMBA®?
You are guaranteed to sweat so if you are layering make sure you have breathable clothing. Your clothing should allow easy movement, and not restrict you in any way.
What kind of shoes are best?
Shoes are a very important thing to consider. I highly recommend shoes that have little tread and a pivot point if possible (this allows for ease of pivotal/rotational movements). Dance sneakers are ideal. Otherwise a light-treaded cross-training shoe is suitable.
Is there anything else I should bring to class?
Bring plenty of water, a small towel (you will sweat) and lots of energy!
What kind of dances will I do in ZUMBA® class?
ZUMBA® incorporates a number of Latin dances such as merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, cha cha, samba, and bachata just to name a few. In addition to the Latin rhythms, classes will also include International rhythms such as hip hop and bellydance. And you never know what other dance styles might be added to the repertoire.
What if I'm not a great dancer?
You don't have to be a great dancer! ZUMBA® is about fitness and fun! The class is not an audition for "America's Got Talent" or "So You Think You Can Dance." Everybody moves differently and has his or her individual style. That's the beauty of ZUMBA®! My motto is, "If you can breath, you can do ZUMBA®!" Groove the way the music moves you! If you do that, you will definitely have fun and get a great workout too! And, I'll be leading you all the way! The moves will become second nature in very little time.
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