Zumba

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba® class!

I can’t dance will I still be able to Zumba?

Yes! Zumba® is suitable for dancers and non-dancers alike. Zumba® creates a party-like atmosphere that provides a non-intimidating opportunity for non-dancers and new exercisers to participate in group exercise.


What should I wear?

Zumba® is a fitness class so it is advisable to wear clothes suitable for exercise. Comfortable and lightweight athletic clothing such as yoga pants with a tee or tank and a good sports bra. Footwear is also important, trainers or dance shoes are recommended.


What are the best shoes to wear?

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. Zumba participants like to wear shoes with less grip on the sole such as Nike Shox, Nike QVida, Nike MC, Capezio dance trainers etc. Zumbawear (Zumba’s clothing line) is currently only available through zumba.com


What should I bring to class?

Bottle water and a towel to wipe the sweat.


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 burn hundreds of calories per class.


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®. The movements in our classes are simple, repetitive and easy enough for beginners to follow, yet challenging enough for advanced participants. If you get stuck on a step, remember to simply keep moving and as long as you are moving you’re doing well! You’ll notice remarkable improvement with dance skills, rhythm, coordination and endurance even after a few classes. Repetition is key to success, so attending class regularly will help you in mastering the steps and achieving long lasting results!


Do you have beginner classes, because I’m concerned that I have no rhythm and I’m afraid that I’ll look silly or embarrass myself?

Trust me, you are not going to look silly or embarrass yourself, becuase y ou are not expected to move like anyone but you! No one will judge or critique your dance moves or fitness skills. The most important things to remember while participating in a Zumba® class are to let go, allow yourself to move naturally to the music, keep moving and to have fun! Dances which may incorporate more intricate steps are reviewed until all are comfortable.


I have issues with my knees, can I still participate?

Yes. Unfortunately knee issues are very common, but Zumba® is a low-impact, high-cardio workout, allowing even those with knee issues to safely participate. Safety during any physical activity, is very important, so make sure your doctor supports your participation. Once given the OK, you must inform our instructors of your specific physical limitations. Whenever possible you’ll be shown modifications, but you should know your body. Most importantly, remember to set and maintain your own pace and if something doesn’t feel right, simply don’t do it!