A Newbie’s Guide To Zumba

A Newbie’s Guide To Zumba

Zumba is the original dance exercise routine that’s sweeping the region.

With modified dance routines from meringue & salsa to bollywood & belly dancing they are blended together into a program with a wonderful party atmosphere.

Zumba was originated by Beto Perez from South America who one day forgot the music for his aerobics class. All he had was a variety of music CDs from his car. With that mixed bag of music the class he instructed proved to be very well received and the rest is history.

It was discovered that a lot of people were feeling uncomfortable by the normal stategy of teaching a cardio lesson. So in comparison all Zumba lessons are performed with no or minimal verbal queuing & with no pressure from the trainer to perform the steps right.

The students in the class just perform the techniques the teacher is doing but if they cannot or don’t desire to do that routine, all they must do is to do their own thing, keep moving & to have fun fun fun!

Zumba is great for anyone over the age of 16 and is suitable for all groups of fitness and experience. For people younger than that there’s Zumbatomic. There is no dress code (Lycra is NOT essential!).

Just use what you feel comfortable in but also don’t forget you will be extremely hot! The best shoes to wear are those that will assist your foot support (like an aerobic type shoe). It’s good not to wear a shoe that has too much traction because can cause work load on your knees.

People are encouraged to bring a towel & a bottle of water along them as you will become extremely hot! There is a rest in between every dance allowing every body to get a quick drink of water before the dance starts up.

With Zumba studios starting up everywhere,cities are slowly starting to shake as if hit by an earth quake, as dancers shimmy, shake & move to the awesome Latin beats that is Zumba Fitness.

Zumba is infectious with many people having to go to four or 5 classes per week because they appreciate the system SO much.

In an average 1 hour long lesson, you will shed around 500 – 600 calories but can lose as many as 8 hundred if you pull all of the stops out.

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