What Is Zumba!

Jul 14, 2010

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!

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