Since Jul 2012

What is Zumba(R) Fitness?

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.

Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.

Source: Zumba.com

 
 

How do I prepare for a Zumba Fitness® Class?

  • First and foremost, like any other exercise program make sure you have eaten that day! Fueling the body is nothing to take lightly, and we don't want anyone feeling dizzy, nauseous, or faint.
  • Ensure that your clothing reflects that you will be moving your body. Wear clothing that breathes and do not constrict your movement.
  • We WILL sweat, so bring a lot of water and a small towel.
  • Make sure your shoes fit properly and offer adequate support for both slow and quick movements.
  • Finally, be prepared to HAVE FUN! You do not need to be an advanced dancer or fitness expert to take a Zumba class. All of my classes are fun but still at an intermediate level, which is beginner-friendly and also a challenging workout. 
  • Don't psych yourself out, its it 100% okay to mess up, In the world of Zumba Fitness®, we call this a SOLO.
 

What should I expect at my Zumba Fitness® Class?

  • A welcoming environment-- I am adamant about welcoming everyone to my classes. My motto is that "We don't dance next to strangers!"
  • A fun, and safe atmosphere
  • Most of all a beginner-friendly workout!
 

What is Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr.?

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!

Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids.

*formerly known as Zumbatomic*

Source: Zumba.com

 

 What is Zumba Sentao®?

The Zumba Sentao™ workout takes the thrill of the fitness-party and partners it with explosive, chair-based choreography to strengthen, balance and stabilize your core, and step up your cardio work in a whole new way. Grab a chair, feel the beat and learn how to use your own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, and tone your physique. Strut, shake and shimmy as you work your core (and work the chair) in a high-energy fitness-party that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Source: Zumba.com

Qualifications

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.