What is Zumba, you ask? Zumba is a fun latin-dance aerobic work out incorporating a unique mix of merengue, salsa, reggaeton, and cumbia dance styles.
Check out a preview of a recent Zumba class at O2:
Here are some answers to popular questions that will make you excited to go Zumba!
Do I have to be a dancer to come to Zumba?
No! You don’t have to be a trained dancer to be a Zumba-lover. The
instructor breaks down the routine to make it easy to follow. Some of the
moves include: shaking, hip circles, pulsing, jumping, cha-chas, and so
much more. In fact, most participants have never danced before and are
amazing at Zumba! More good news? After each class, you get better!
What should I wear?
Zumba involves a lot of pivots and twisting, therefore,dance sneakers with a flat bottom and a circular pivot point will make those moves easier. Participants do not have to wear dance sneakers, in fact, most wear cross-trainers…but if you want to “step up” your Zumba game: buy some dance sneakers at a dance supply stores or in sporting goods store!
Is Zumba a good work out?
Just like any other work out, Zumba is all about how much you put into it.
Zumba can be high-impact or low-impact. Instructors show different
variations of moves based on levels and impact. Zumba is a cardio-workout
and is supposed to make you sweat. Therefore, if you put lots of energy
into it, you will leave class sweaty, confident and smiling!
Zumba is a great way to challenge yourself by groovin’ on out of that
comfort zone! Check your O2 location’s schedule to see when the next class is offered!