What is Zumba®?
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what this program is all about. Zumba® is moving the world to a new beat! It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world’s largest dance-fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries.
What is involved in the class?
When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
Who is Zumba® for?
Zumba® is for anyone who wants to have fun! The program is now taught in gyms and studios all over the world to millions of Zumba® enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is required.
How often can I do Zumba®?
Because Zumba® is a cardiovascular fitness program you can do it as often as you like!
What to Wear
The most important thing to wear is comfortable workout attire and athletic shoes. You should feel comfortable enough to move and sweat.
What to Bring
Bring a towel, a water bottle and your energy. That is all you will need.
Where to stand
The best place to stand is within clear view of the instructor. It is not necessary to be at the front.
It is important to arrive 15 minutes before class to meet the instructor. During these 15 minutes, the instructor will ensure that you are comfortable during your first class and answer any questions you may have. The instructor will ask you such questions as:
- Have you ever exercised?
- Have you ever weight trained?
- Have you participated in group fitness?
- Do you have any injuries or problems that might affect your ability to participate in the class?
Talk to the instructor After Class
Remember to talk to the instructor after class. For example, let him or her know how you felt and if anything was particularly challenging for you. The instructor will then make recommendations for your next class. Most of all have fun during your first Zumba® experience!