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FAQ

WHAT IS ZUMBA?

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It incorporates Latin and world styles of dance, some pop classics and recent chart music, creating a dynamic fitness system. The cardio-based dance movements are really easy-to-follow and work to sculpt and tone the entire body without you even realising you are exercising.

I CAN’T DANCE WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO DO ZUMBA?

Zumba is suitable for dancers and non-dancers alike. Zumba provides a non-intimidating opportunity for non-dancers and new exercisers to participate in group exercise.

I’VE HEARD YOU CAN BURN UP TO 600 CALORIES AN HOUR?

Unlike traditional aerobics classes, the routines in Zumba feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined. This will tone and sculpt your body while burning more calories per workout.In comparison with other exercises tested  by the University’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Zumba burns more calories than cardio kickboxing and step aerobics.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Please wear comfortable loose clothing and trainers, any sports or leisurewear that you feel comfortable in-the brighter the better! Footwear- Normal trainers are fine. However cross training style shoes are also suitable as they provide the cushion and medial lateral support needed for side-to-side movements. They also have low traction rubber for easy sliding and turning. Splitsole dance trainers will not give enough support so these are not advised. Shoes with less grip on the sole so you can move more easily are ideal but must still have enough arch and ankle support.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Just plenty of water, a towel, friends and family!

WHAT WILL ZUMBA DO FOR ME?

It will help you to lose weight if you need to; provide all over toning, improve fitness levels and it’s so much fun it should make you smile. Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides a workout for the whole body. From head and shoulder rolls that loosen up the neck and warm up the upper body, to footwork that strengthens and stretches calves and ankles, this fitness method touches on nearly every muscle and joint. Even those who are just learning the dance steps will find themselves waking up the day after a Zumba class with a definitive post-workout feeling. Hips and abs receive particular attention in the Latin dance style, and as with many dance exercise classes, thighs and bums often end up being sore the day after class. Flexibility is not ignored in a Zumba class either, with warm-ups and cool-downs a regular part of Zumba programming.

The bottom line, Zumba fitness is an effective interval-style, full-body workout with built-in variety because every class and every instructor is slightly different. Equally important is the notion that Zumba classes are entertaining, which means exercisers are busy burning calories and getting fit while enjoying the fun of Latin dancing.

Interesting read from the Daily Mail

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2445441/Is-Zumba-tackle-BARNEY-CALMAN-investigate-fitness-crazes-healing-powers.html

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Just 5 or 10 minutes before the class so you can get prepared and maybe have a quick catch up and chat.

HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I DO ZUMBA?

Once a week is a good start but for the best results, two to three times per week. Remember, any exercise is better than sitting at home. I can guarentee you will feel 100% better after a class.

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