Last updated: 2016-06-25 | 1653 Views |
Get your Zumba groove in style !
Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world.
The high-energy classes are set to upbeat music and feature choreographed dance numbers that you might see in a nightclub. You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in a Zumba class.
What to wear for Zumba Classes:
You’re moving with intensity, you’ll be a sweaty beast by the end of class, so you are going to be thankful for any cool breeze that makes it to your skin! Cotton is OK, but a moisture-wicking synthetic fabric is even better.
You’ll want a sports bra with good coverage if you want to shed your top during class, which is the norm in many Zumba Fitness classes.
Vickie Vibe CreActive Wear is suitable for Zumba dancing class as the fabric qualified for musscle support and mouisture wicked to help you feel comfortable.
Shoes for Zumba:
Your number one concern when investing money into gear for Zumba classes needs to be proper footwear. You’ll want shoes that support your arch and your ankles, since Zumba routines ask that you jump, as well as hop, twist, slide, and step forward and back as well as side to side. Your footwear choice needs to support all those different kinds of movements.
Running shoes are not the best choice, since the heel is designed to help you with forward movements only.
Cross-trainers with a lower heel profile are a better choice, since they are meant for side to side movements as well as forward and back, but cross-trainers are still not the best choice since they have excessive tread that impede your foot movements.
Jazz sneakers are good choice, definitely safer and better for dancing than running shoes, but I was never thrilled with the lack of arch support or the platform-ish sole.