Do I need to know how to dance?
It is not necessary to have any dance experience in fact most Zumba® Plymouth class participants don’t. Zumba® is not really a dance class rather a dance- fitness class. There will be dance movements in the workout but no dance experience is needed …..just the willingness to try something new.
Who can participate?
Whether you are an avid exerciser who wants to spice up your current fitness routine or you are rejoining the fitness scene after a break…. Zumba® Fitness class is for you! If you love to move and enjoy music then Zumba® Fitness class is what you need.
What if I can’t follow the steps at first, but I like the class and the music?
The great thing about Zumba® is there are very few rules; just dance a little, laugh a little and sweat a lot…and just keep moving. As long as you are moving you are working. Just have fun with this class. You’ll soon learn that exercise really can BE FUN! Each weeks builds upon another; with time and practice you will soon see how quickly you will master new movements.
What should I wear or bring to class?
Lightweight, wicking and absorbent workout wear will do. You will sweat, but that’s a good thing. Many students wear yoga pants, cardio workout clothes that flow easily with movement. Whatever you choose, be sure you are comfortable. Zumba produce clothing and you can get a discount for being our students. You can find out more about that here. Zumba Plymouth Zumbawear Discount
You must have shoes (no bare feet or socks). No street shoes (heels, sandals)
Cross trainers or dance shoes with a smooth bottom are preferred by longtime Zumba® students for easy pivoting. Running sneakers and cross trainers with treads are doable, however, some sneakers have a lot of tread that prevents you from turning with ease. Shoes that have shock absorbency and cushioning for impact movements is a must. We do not perform many high impact movements but you will need cushioning for moderate impact movements to prevent stress on joints. A supportive and stable heel will help support the foot and ankle for lateral (side to side) movements. Whatever shoe you choose for any type of exercise be sure it fits your specific needs. If you have issues with you feet, please see our foot page
Be sure to bring a water bottle and some participants bring a towel- you will sweat!
I haven’t exercised in a while will I be able to keep up?
Remember to go at your own pace. The class is structured so that beginner and more advanced level students can work at the same time. Everyone in the class is coming from different fitness and health backgrounds. You only need to be concerned with yourself and your abilities and health. If you do have any medical conditions, injuries or if you are taking any medications that effect heart rate please seek advice from your physician prior to participating.