What are the best shoes to wear in a Zumba Class?
Fitness 360 recommends that you wear cross training or aerobic style shoes. 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. Please be careful with running shoes since they use a heavy tread on the bottom and are designed for forward movement.
How many calories can I burn during a Zumba Class?
The number of calories each person burns per class varies. Depending on your body parameters (type, composition, intensity, range of motion), you can burn hundreds of calories per class.
I haven't exercised in a long time can I still attend?
Yes of course, you have to start somewhere. People of all fitness levels attend Zumba classes. You can keep all the moves low and won't be forced to take the high intensity option.
I’m pregnant. Can I still do Zumba?
As long as you get the ok from your doctor, its fine for you to take part in a Zumba class, as you can go at your own pace. Obviously, there will be some exercises that will not be suitable, but a quick word with your instructor will put your mind at ease.
Is Zumba the same as high impact aerobics?
You can burn up to 1000 calories doing an hour of Zumba, so you can certainly work as hard as you would in a high impact aerobics class. However, the reason why Zumba is so great and is suitable for all levels, is because you work within a range of movement that is safe and comfortable for yourself.