Zumba Classes: Your First Lesson
Fun and Fitness: The Perfect Duo
A classic example of fun and fitness combined, Zumba is an exercise form that has taken the fitness world by storm. With enthusiasts numbered in the thousands and with the ranks of Zumba followers swelling by the day, it comes as no surprise that more and more people are curious to try out this new fitness fad. Zumba classes are springing up in numerous places all over the country. Ask around or use the internet to find out whether there are any Zumba classes being conducted in your area. You may be unsure of what to expect in your first Zumba lesson, but there is no need to worry! This article will tell you exactly what you will face in your first Zumba lesson, and how to prepare for it accordingly!
The Zumba Party
Zumba classes typically last for about an hour. The workout is based on interval cardio training, which means that it is designed to alternate between fast and slow beats. This gets your heart pumping and gives your body the exercise that it needs to shape up and stay fit. The fluctuating pace also prevents your body from getting used to the exercise and thus helps you to burn more calories!
The lesson will start off with a few warm up songs. The choreography is designed to give your muscles the warm up that they need to perform more upbeat and fast paced routines. Each song will usually be followed by a short break which you can use to freshen up and catch your breath. Before the Zumba lesson ends, the instructor will use a few cool down songs to get your heart rate back to normal and to calm your body down.
There are no specific clothes requirements for your Zumba classes. Just make sure that your clothes are comfortable, made with breathable fabric, and are good sweat absorbents. As for footwear, we suggest that you invest in a good pair of aerobic shoes or dance sneakers to eliminate the possibility of slipping or losing your balance and getting injured during the workout. You should also carry a towel and a bottle of water with you to every Zumba class.
Zumba Classes and You
Your first Zumba lesson may seem intimidating: you might not be able to follow the choreography and everybody else around you may seem like they know all the Zumba workouts already. The key is to attend at least 2 to 3 Zumba classes to objectively judge whether this exercise form suits your taste or not. As far as choreography goes, it may seem difficult at first but slowly you too will master the dance moves! Do not worry about people judging you or laughing at you. The only person the other Zumba students will be staring at is the Zumba instructor.
Do not hesitate to let go! Zumba is all about having fun and relishing the excitement and laughter that accompanies every Zumba class. Let your hair down, shimmy and shake to the latest beats, and you won’t even know it when an hour has whizzed past and the session has come to an end.
Zumba is all about killer moves, infectious beats and having the time of your life. Let your hair down and enjoy the amazing the party atmosphere in your Zumba class! It’s not for nothing that the official Zumba motto is ‘Ditch the Workout and Join the Party!