About This Lesson
What is ZUMBA?
ZUMBA is a Latin-inspired dance fitness programme. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning fitness party. It’s a workout for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. ZUMBA shapes the heart, body and mind. ZUMBA classes feature exotic rhythms like salsa, merengue, cumbia and samba set to sexy Latin and international beats.
What should I wear to a Zumba class?
Comfortable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt or vest top and a good sports bra. You’ll also want to wear trainers. Dance aerobic trainers like NIKE Air Divine or NIKE Musique or NIKE Air Kapella. This sole has a light grip or ‘spin spot’ which will help you twist or turn. Cross trainers or running shoes are not ideal as they are made to propel the body forwards and backwards and have a heavy grip
What should I bring to class?
Bring bottled water and a towel if needed, burning 300-1000 calories can be pretty sweaty and the most important thing is a sense of humour.
Is it important that I know how to dance?
No, ZUMBA is designed for everyone, no dance or fitness experience necessary. People of many different ages, body types, backgrounds, dance and fitness levels all come together to have fun and get into fabulous shape with Zumba.
I’ve never done Zumba before?
It doesn’t matter it is all about having FUN. The most important thing to remember when you are in a class, allow yourself to enjoy the class, it doesn’t matter if you get the moves wrong as long as your moving.
I’m a Health, Wellness & Fitness Coach with 17 years experience in the industry specialising in exercise, nutritional advice, health & wellness & weight loss.