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Guide to Zumba Class Expectations

A popular trend in exercise is Zumba. Zumba classes are popping up in YMCAs, fitness centers and popular gyms all over the world. However, it can be difficult to know what to expect when first signing up for a Zumba class. The following tips can help you get started.

Find the right level

When first signing up for a Zumba class, the most important thing to remember is to sign up for a beginner routine. Because the Zumba craze has become hugely popular in recent years, there are a number of different classes to choose from. It’s important to choose a class that will help teach the basics of Zumba when jumping into a group environment.

Freestyle and fun

Zumba is a form of exercise that is meant to be more like a party atmosphere rather than a step-by-step instructional class. When jumping into your first Zumba class, you should expect it to be unlike any other fitness class you’ve ever taken before. The atmosphere is supposed to be like a party and for having fun while getting fit with others.


You should also purchase some Zumba accessories. While you may not be a hardcore Zumba fanatic (yet), there might be some others in the class that will be going full out. Accessories include toning sticks, carpet gliders, bracelets and even hip scarves that have embossed coins for sounds when you move your hips. Expect to see some of these accessories during a Zumba class and don’t feel bad if you don’t have all those little extras during your initial classes. Zumba is about having fun and staying fit so if you want to purchase all of the accessories, you can but don’t feel obligated.

Whether you’re looking for motivation, seeking to work out different muscle groups or just wanting to have some fun with your exercise, Zumba can be a fun and trendy new workout to try. While not everyone will want to go all-out, understanding what to expect can help make the initial step easier and can help to introduce yourself to a whole new way of staying fit.