ZUMBA® FAQ

Q: What is Zumba®?
A: Zumba® is a fun and effective cardio workout and is based on the principles of interval training (alternating between fast and slower rhythms) and resistance training. These methods are known to be effective in improving your cardiovascular system, plus toning and sculpting your body.

Q: What is the minimum age for a Zumba® class?
A: For our Zumba® classes, you must be 16 years of age or older to attend regular group classes.

Q: What kind of Music does a Zumba® class use?
A: Music is the heart and soul of a Zumba® class!
We party to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Tango, Samba, Cha-Cha, Flamenco, Middle-Eastern, Bollywood and more! These feel-great rhythms have been known to elevate moods, dissipate stress and create smiles effortlessly.

Q: How many calories can you burn during a Zumba® Fitness class?
A: It is very difficult to estimate the number of calories burned during a Zumba® class as it depends on you, your body type, your body composition, the intensity, and the range of motion that you use with each class. You will burn between 500 to 1000 calories during a Zumba® class.

Q: What are the best shoes to wear for Zumba®?
A: Zumba® recommends any shoe that has good cushion support, medial-lateral support (for side to side movements) and low-traction rubber (for easy sliding and turning). There are a number of great fitness shoes and dance sneakers that fit this description. Usually court shoes or “aerobic” shoes are good for medial-lateral and pivoting movements. Running shoes are not ideal due to the heavy tread on the bottom of the shoes and because running shoes are designed more for forward movement.

Q: What should I wear/bring to a class?
A: Wear comfortable workout clothes, athletic wear, and a pair of athletic shoes. Also, bring a towel and lots of water!

Q: What if I don’t remember the steps
A: Don’t worry about not remembering the steps, the more often you come to class the easier it is going to get. The important thing to remember is to keep moving and enjoy the music and the atmosphere. Nobody is watching what you are doing, pretend you are in your living room at home and having a blast grooving to the music on your stereo.

Q: Can someone do a Zumba® class if they have no dance or fitness experience?
A: ABSOLUTELY! Zumba® is for everyone! This is a fitness class designed for you to move it, shake it and above all, have fun! Our choreography is kept simple and we design it so you can get a fabulous workout while having a fabulous time! The more you do the classes, the more familiar you become with the moves and if you feel you can’t get a move… smile, shake it and just freestyle!

Q: Can I bring a friend to class?
A: ABSOLUTELY! We’ll simply scan your membership card for every person you bring.

Q: How do I know if a class has been cancelled?
A: Please check this site frequently as some no class dates may be predetermined. Also check our homepage up to two hours prior to the class start for any cancellations due to inclement weather or instructor illness.

Q: How does the Membership Card work?
A: We developed a Barcoded Membership Card program with you in mind. Simply purchase 10, 20 or 30 classes; we will activate your laminated membership card with the number of classes you have purchased. Your membership card will be quickly scanned at each class you attend.
You can purchase your Membership Card by visiting the “Register” section of our website or prior to any class. Your membership card is valid for any of our classes.

Q: Will my purchased classes expire?
A: No, purchased classes do not have an expiry date. Classes will be honored during any term.

Q: Can I pay at the time of attending the class?
A: Absolutely. When paying in class, whether it’s for a membership card, or the walk-in rate of $10.00, the methods of payment accepted is cash. You can also register online and pay via PayPal prior to coming to class.

** When you come to a Zumba® class, please remember that you should work at your own pace during the class. That means, you must read the signs of what your body is telling you — rest when you need to, take a water break when needed or simply perform the steps with less intensity if need be. This is your class — which means it’s your fitness experience and you should move at a pace that is comfortable for you. As with any physical activity, please check with your family physician to make sure that you can attend an aerobic exercise workout program.