What is Zumba®?
Zumba® combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba® participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO" allowing Zumba® participants to stick to the Zumba® Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba® is a "feel-happy" workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynazmic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba® utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.
In the past years Zumba® has become nothing short of a revolution. Coining the concept of fitness-party™ and making fitness fun, Zumba® has spread like wild-fire, and has positioned itself as the single most influential movement in the industry of fitness.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes you can move easily in- you can purchase Zumba® attire at www.Zumba.com . Zumba® Fitness recommends that you wear "cross training" "aerobic" or “dance” 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.
Some suggestions: Nike Shox, Nike Zoom, Ryka D, Musique IV, Capezio, Bloch & Sansha dance sneakers. Dance sneakers can be found on www.dancewearsolutions.com and www.discountdance.com. These are suggestions only! Please try on the shoes in the store & move around in them to test them out for yourself.
What should I bring?
Water and a towel. You will sweat during this fitness party.
Do I need to know how to dance to take this class?
Absolutely not! You only need to be open to learning new things and having fun while working out. Move your feet to the beat and BLING it On!
How many calories can I burn during a Zumba® class?
The number of calories each person burns per class varies. However, depending on your body parameters (type, composition, intensity, range of motion), you can up to 1200 calories per class.
What if I have a preexisting injury or health concern?
As with any exercise program, please check with your physician prior to any type of vigorous or strenuous activity.