Pictures from a Zumba Class we gave at the Seattle Center for Parks dept.
What do I wear to Zumba? You can wear sweat pants, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, anything comfortable, and a good sports bra. As for shoes, wear athletic shoes that give you support. I recommend light shoes such as running shoes or cross-trainers. Also, bring a bottle of water .
What can I expect when I come to Zumba? The instructor will lead the class in easy, simple movements that are combinations of dance and fitness. The students just follow along; visual cues are given so that the class can listen to the music and immerse into the feel of the music.
What if I'm not coordinated and I can't dance! Zumba uses alot of repetition of steps from class to class. Be patient and try it out a few times. After a few classes you will know the basic steps to salsa, merengue, cha-cha and all the rest. Most of all just have fun! What if I'm out of shape and I can't keep up? Many students start out at lower fitness levels either from injury or lack of exercise. They do whatever they can do during the class and then gradually add more. Most of the moves are low impact and the ones that aren't can be done that way.