Thinking about taking Zumba® for a test drive? If so, make sure you check these 5 critical areas before deciding on a location and instructor team!
Seek Out The Real Deal – Zumba Certified Instructors and Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN)
Zumba® certified instructors are taught the foundation and formulas that Zumba® was built upon. They are also equipped with the tools and resources needed to teach Zumba.
All Instructors attend Instructor Training, and then must keep their instructor status current through the ZIN Network or a variety of courses offered by Zumba. Taking classes from an instructor in the ZIN network ensures you always get latest choreography and music.
Put Safety First – CPR and AED Certified Instructors
The Instructor Network recommends all Instructors become certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
When your Zumba instructors are certified in these medical techniques, it allows you to have confidence that someone can respond in the unlikely event of an emergency situation.
Look For All the Right Moves – Zumba Recommended Dance Steps
When Zumba founder Beto Perez created the program; he based it on four basic Latin steps: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia and Reggaeton. Some advanced steps include Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango and Samba.
To help you achieve optimal fitness results the program provides, your instructor should be leveraging the basic steps to create original, localized routines that keep your sessions fresh and fun.
- Make Sure They Keep It Real – Zumba® Recommended Music Styles
To complement the Latin inspired dance steps, Zumba certified instructors are taught to use a fusion of 70% of Latin music and 30% international music in their classes.
Some examples of “International” music might be a blend of Hip Hop, Top 40 or electronic dance music based on the instructor’s global location.
- Find An Awesome Vibe – A Rockin’ Party
It’s all about the incomparable vibe created when you combine great instructors, driving dance moves, body shakin’ music and most importantly YOU. Aslo wear a comfortable footwear for zumba to great ahead of the game.
When you join the party you’ll be able to meet new people, get advice from your instructors, see other member results and share your success stories to encourage others.
Great fitness and loads of smiles are what make Zumba sessions a rockin’ party!