Q: What’s a Zumba® class like?
A: Our class is an hour-long, fun-filled Latin party! We use a combination of cardio and muscle toning moves in each song, and we alternate between higher-intensity and lower-intensity routines to keep the heart rate up. Join the party and burn between 400 and 800 calories per hour!
Q: Why should I try a Zumba® class?
A: You’ll burn fat, increase your stamina, gain energy, and have a fantastic time doing so! The moves are designed to strengthen all parts of your body. Some people have lost weight and inches around their body as a result of taking Zumba® classes; however, results vary based on an individual’s diet, exercise plan, and overall lifestyle.
The Zumba Fitness® program is about more than just fitness. We like to pick music that motivates and inspires – a welcome break from the stresses of daily life. It’s hard for problems to get you down when you’re sweaty, beaming, and proud of the workout you just accomplished!
Q: I have no rhythm! Should I still try a class?
A: Absolutely! Anyone can try a Zumba® class, not just dancers. We use easy-to-follow steps and repeat them so you can become comfortable with the moves.
We also keep the same songs in rotation for a while. There’s a good chance you will hear a song and remember some of the steps from a previous class. If you’re struggling in class, we’re happy to spend time with you before or after class to break down a step.
Tips for your first Zumba® class
• Zumba® classes are all about having fun while getting in a good sweat. Your first class is usually the hardest – the music and steps are new, and you’re not sure what to expect. Just do your best, have fun, and let your body go!
• If there’s a step you can’t do (or don’t want to do), change it. March in place, or step-touch until you get back on track. What counts is that you keep moving.
• If you have any injuries, please let us know before you start class. We can show you low-impact or modified versions of steps.
• We do our best to keep routines at a level everyone can follow. If your workout feels too easy, kick it up a notch – make your arm motions bigger, step larger, or swing your hips more. The more energy you put into your moves, the better your results will be. If steps are overwhelming, drop your arms and focus on your footwork. You control the intensity of your workout.