Ditch the workout, Join the
Q: What can I
expect my first time if I have never been to a
A: To smile the
entire time! To experience music from Latin American
and all over the world including Salsa, Merengue,
Belly dancing, Reggaeton, Hip-Hop, Cumbia, Bachata,
and even Flamenco. Forget that you are working out
and let your hair down, feel energized, interact
with other ladies, and have fun moving to the music.
Q: What kind of
workout should I expect?
Fitness is a high/low impact cardiovascular fitness
class so be prepared to sweat, learn new moves and
have fun! You should move at your OWN pace, as the
class will last 45 minutes. It is intended to be a
party-like atmosphere, so unlike a regular fitness
class, there is little to no verbal cueing, so be
sure to watch your instructor carefully. You will
begin with a 5 minute warm up to get your body ready
for the workout and then spend the next 35 minutes
moving your body and toning to exciting and fun
music selections. Lastly, you will cool down and
stretch for the last 5 minutes of class.
Q: Do I need to
know how to dance?
A: NO! This is
not a dance class…it’s a dance-based aerobic fitness
class! You do not need any previous dance
experience. If you love music, this is the class for
you! All you need is a fun attitude. The basics are
taught to you. The moves are simple and easy to pick
up, especially if you come to class regularly. The
routines are repeated week after week with additions
every now and then to spice things up even more!
Q: What are the
benefits of a ZUMBA® class?
A: It is fun,
and burns approximately 500-1000 calories per hour
and it is a great cardiovascular exercise with
moderate impact. The music is programmed to go from
medium paced to very fast, then back down again
making it easy to keep up. A ZUMBA® class also
engages your core (torso) muscles more than some
other exercises do, thanks to A LOT of waist and hip
Q: What should I
comfortable clothes that you can move in (workout
clothes). Because you will be twisting, pivoting,
and sliding the best shoes for a ZUMBA® class are
supportive cross trainer with not much rubber at the
bottom, dance sneakers or aerobic dance shoes.
Ideally something without deep treads that grip the
floor too much to prevent the risk of knee injuries.
Because there is a lot of side-to-side movement in a
Zumba® fitness class, you should consider buying a
shoe that is a "trainer" rather than "running"
because cross-trainers offer lateral support.
Q: What should I
A: Lots of
water! Remember to stay hydrated before, during and
after class. A towel…You will be sweating! A
friend…Get friends to come with you to ZUMBA® class,
this just makes the experience more fun and gives
you the extra boost to stay motivated and fulfill
your fitness goals!
Q: Do I Have to
Know the Steps Ahead of Time?
not! Zumba® Fitness promotes a dance party-like
atmosphere, where you can just walk into a class and
pick up the routine that the instructor leads with
easy-to-follow verbal and/or non-verbal cues,
without knowing the choreography beforehand. Even a
'regular' is not quite sure what songs/routines to
expect, as song choices constantly change to prevent
boredom/physical stagnation and promote spontaneity
Q: I have a
medical condition. Is Zumba® safe for me?
A: Zumba® is an
intensive aerobic program that promotes health and
fitness. However, before beginning this or any other
exercise program, you should consult your physician.
We look forward to meeting you and seeing you in
classes. COME TO HAVE FUN, COME TO MAKE FRIENDS,
COME TO SMILE and LAUGH!