Frequently asked questions
I don’t have very good rhythm – can I still do Zumba® classes?
Yes definitely! Zumba® uses basic dance steps that are easy to learn. After a few classes you will pick up most of the moves together with the rhythm. The most important thing is to keep moving – and having fun. You will be hooked on the music and find that you do have rhythm!
I have tried so many different ways of losing weight and keeping fit – why is Zumba® different?
Zumba® classes are different because it is easy to do, effective and fun. This is the key point to any form of exercise because you will become addicted to the class and therefore keep coming back. This in turn means that you will be regularly exercising your body which will result in weight loss and a change of body shape.
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 (usually between 500 to 1000 calories!)
I am recovering from a serious accident which has resulted in me needing regular exercise. I am a bit nervous about which Zumba® class I should do – can you recommend one and why.
Firstly, if you are recovering from a serious accident or illness we would recommend a letter from your Physician/Doctor. I would always suggest that Aqua Zumba® is the best form of exercise to begin with as your body is protected by the weight and buoyancy of the water which will cushion and support your joints.
What are the best shoes to wear in a Zumba® Class?
I recommend 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 a low traction rubber for easy sliding and turning. Avoid trainers with deep treads because they may restrict your movement. Bare feet or only wearing socks is not recommended due to lack of support and safety concerns.
I would like to try you Aqua Zumba® class but I am not a good swimmer – does that matter?
No. The water is a certain level and will not beover your depth. However, we would suggest if you are at all nervous that you stay near the side. Aqua Zumba® does not involve swimming but simple dance steps in the water. There are lifeguards at the pool always.
I have a 3 month old baby and looking for a suitable class to get back into shape – which class would be most suitable for maximum weight loss.
Once you are feeling ready and it is safe for you to exercise then we would suggest you try the Aqua Zumba® class first as this is the least amount of strain on your body because of the cushioning effect of the water. You can take this class at your own pace but it is a very effective work-out. A good balance would be to attend Aqua Classes first and then join our Zumba® classes too. This will give you a very good combination of cardio and toning – using your muscles which will result in successful weight loss.
I have attended your Zumba® class but now want to try Zumba® Toning – where can I get some Toning Sticks from?
I do provide the Toning Sticks for you to use during the class. However, if you would like to purchase your own set of Toning Sticks you can buy them from me.
My husband wants to come to your Zumba® class with me – is it open to men as well?
Absolutely. There are men who attend our class and they are totally hooked!
My daughter wants to come to a class. She is 10 years old – could she come with me?
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