WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
As long as you are wearing appropriate clothing for a workout it'll be fine for a Zumba® class. Zumba Fitness is a dance based fitness class, so tracksuits, leggings, t-shirts etc are suitable. You will not be allowed to do the class if you aren't wearing appropriate clothing. Footwear is also important, trainers or dance shoes are recommended.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SHOES TO WEAR IN A ZUMBA® CLASS?
Zumba Fitness recommends that you wear cross training or aerobic style shoes. They provide the cushion and medial lateral support needed for side-to-side movements. They also have low traction rubber for easy sliding and turning. Please be careful with running shoes since they use a heavy tread on the bottom and are designed for forward movement.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
You may wish to bring a towel. Other than that PLENTY of water, energy and a smile!
CAN ANYONE PARTICIPATE?
Zumba® classes are for everyone, however some people should obtain their GP's consent before commencing an exercise programme. If you are between 16-69 years of age answering the questions on the health questionnaire will tell you if you need to consult your doctor before starting. If you think a Zumba® class looks a bit hectic for you, come and try a Zumba Gold® class instead!
I CAN'T DANCE WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO JOIN A ZUMBA® CLASS?
Yes! The Zumba® program is suitable for dancers and non-dancers alike. Zumba® classes create a party-like atmosphere that provides a non-intimidating opportunity for non-dancers and new exercisers to participate in group exercise. There are no mistakes in Zumba® just unexpected solos!
HOW MANY CALORIES CAN I BURN DURING A ZUMBA® CLASS?
The number of calories each person burns per class varies. Depending on your body parameters (type, composition, intensity, range of motion), you can burn hundreds of calories per class.
CAN I BUY THE GREAT MUSIC USED IN CLASS?
Yes and No! Zumba Fitness have released a few CD's that you can buy, you can get these from the zumba.com shop. Also, if you type in Zumba Fitness into itunes or Amazon, quite a lot of music should show up. Some tracks we use are regular chart tracks and others are exclusively for zin™ members (Zumba® Instructor Network) so I'm afraid you'll just have to keep coming back to class for those ones!
WHERE CAN I BUY THE SNAZZY ZUMBAWEAR™?!
I carry stock of some Zumbawear™ items with me in class, such as t-shirts, jingle bracelets, and headbands. Other than that you can kit yourself out from the zumba.com site here.
Licensed To Teach
- Zumba Basic
License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
- Zumba Sentao
Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
- Zumba Gold
License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.