Zumba 's good and bad
I know, i know, Zumba is really hot in Malaysia now, every Zumba class is packed, people have fun in class and fall in love easily, l have to say, the founder of Zumba Beto Perez is real sucessful.
In fact, l have started Zumba before Beto created Zumba, but l called it Jazzrobics, and changed the name to cardio dance untill today, the difference is Zumba specifiy on Latino music and style which Cardio dance can be any style, on top of that, we do toning or floor exercise in Cardio dance,Zumba usually no.
Is Zumba a good workout? Definitely YES! But is Zumba enough for workout? to me, the answer is NO!
Zumba is a good workout because it is easy, fun and hot, everybody can Zumba, the music is HOT enough to make everybody moves and the steps are simple enough to make everybody follows, it is not only a workout, but a workout party, those who do not enjoy aerobics may fall in love with Zumba, so more people are willing to start moving, at this point, Zumba is really good.
But as what l have seen, there are more and more people get crazy with Zumba and they only want Zumba, they do not want to do any stretching, toning or shaping, simply Zumba, so this is the question, do you think doing Zumba only is enough for workout result?
I can tell you, many Zumba instructors do not have basic knowledge in fitness, as it is impossible to provide enough fitness knowledge in one or two days Zumba instructor training, and the training is usually in a big group, how much you can learn from this training? Most people enroll the training for the paper - the certificate, it is interesting that there are also many joining Zumba instructor training simply because they love Zumba, but they don't intend to teach, this proves that Zumba makes people crazy huh. Hence, at this aspect, can you expect people who have the certificate are qualified to be an instructor?
I would say, Zumba's instructor training should be for existing fitness instructors, if you do not have good knowledge in fitness, don't think you can start teaching by simply attend one or two days course.
To me, Zumba is not a dance, it is workout, so it should not be only for burning, to be a Zumba instructor is too easy, just pay, attend, copy, but to be a qualified Zumba instructor is another topic, it should not be that easy.
If you are addicted to Zumba now, please take a look, are you doing only burning now? Does the instructor know much about fitness? Does he know how to do a safety and effective workout?
I love Zumba but l am not blind, we should do a balance workout, burning, stretching, toning and shaping are the whole package, we should do a balance workout.