What To Expect At Your First Zumba Class
Party yourself into shape! Get Ready For Fun!!!
When you enter a Zumba class, you might feel more like you're entering a party than a gym. We call it a fitness party! The music is high-energy and loud, and before you know it you've been working out for an hour. That's why, Zumba instructors like to call their classes "exercise in disguise." It's not something you have to do, it's something you look forward to doing,
Expect To Sweat
Depending on how hard you push yourself, you'll burn anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories at an hour class. But it won't feel like a workout, You're focused on dancing your heart out. You're just sweating as a result.
You Don't Have To Be A Good Dancer
You probably won't know all the moves at your first Zumba class, and that's just fine! If you find yourself struggling with the steps, just allow yourself to get lost in the rhythms and beats. It usually takes about three classes to get a hang of the moves, The first time, everything will be new. The second time, you'll pick up on things that maybe are your favourites. The third time, you're not so focused on yourself. Since different songs have different routines, you'll begin to recognise which moves go with which music, and you'll be able to maximise your workout, Dance Like Nobody's Watching ~ Because nobody is watching! Instead, everyone is there for themselves, to escape their worries and the stresses of the day. Nobody is looking at other participants, so don't worry what you look like,
All that sweating means you'll want to down some extra H2O. Please bring a water bottle to class, as well as a small towel so you can dry yourself off.
Wear Comfy, Fun Clothes, and a pair of broken-in shoes
Anything you're comfortable working out with is okay for Zumba class, whether that's tight spandex or baggy sweats. But Zumba's all about personal style, so don't be afraid to wear something a little sexy, or something you just feel fun in. If you feel good, you're able to let loose a little bit more and enjoy the class a little bit more freely, A shoe with too much tread will leave you stuck in place when you go to pivot and turn. So a well-worn-in shoe with a flexible light sole is your best bet. Devoted Zumba-goers might wear shoes specifically designed with Zumba in mind.
You Will Feel The Burn
Like many types of dance, Zumba focuses a lot on strengthening core muscles, thanks to its hip swivels and twists. But the accompanying arm and leg movements will also work shoulders, triceps, biceps, quads, hamstrings and more, so don't be surprised if after the class you feel the effects of the workout all over. You're not doing, say, 12 reps of biceps curls, you're doing that same thing in a dance move, so you might not notice how much you're working your different muscle groups.
The Cool Down
Starts with warm up, Zumba class ends with cool down stretch to help your heart rate return to normal and ease any impending muscle soreness.
Licensed To Teach
- Zumba Basic
License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
- Zumba Toning
License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
- Aqua Zumba
License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
- Zumba Sentao
Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
- Zumba Gold
License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.