Frequently Asked Questions
Is Zumba® really for everyone?
Yes, yes, yes!!! Even if you think you have two left feet, you WILL be able to do Zumba. There is no right or wrong way to do Zumba. You move the way your body wants to move and we all have a good time. Like any new activity it may take a few classes before you really start to pick up the moves, but EVERYONE does. Just pop into a class at PSPA and you will see a room full of people who had never done Zumba before looking pretty darn terrific and more importantly with smiles on their faces while they exercise. And you will too!
What kind of footwear should I use?
The ideal shoe for Zumba is something with good lateral support and a relatively flat sole. You should look for a cross trainer or a dance fitness sneaker.
You do not want to use a running or walking sneaker as they do not provide adequate lateral support and you should NEVER wear a pair of body toning sneakers for class. The body toning sneakers are designed to introduce instability and therefore are unsafe for an exercise class like Zumba. Remember that everyone's shoe needs are different and you may need to try a few different options before you find something that works for you. Also bear in mind that athletic footwear should be replaced after every 100 hours of use. To help you get started on your shoe search we offer a few options that are working for people:
If you have found another sneaker that you love for Zumba, let us know and we will add it to our list. Please remember to bring your sneakers in a bag and put them on once inside the building in order to protect the studio floors. Thanks!
What should I wear for Zumba®?
You should dress cool and comfortably. You will sweat a lot. You can wear whatever you would wear to any other fitness class. But once you are hooked, you will likely dress in Zumbawear. And once you do that there is no stopping you. There is something about a pair of Zumba cargo pants that transforms you from student to hip shaking diva. I always tell people, "It's the pants."
Am I ready for an exercise program?
Answer the seven questions in the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)and then follow the recommendations that follow based on your answers.