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5 Things Your Zumba Instructor Didn't Tell You

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Interested in Zumba? Before you try it at home or the gym, learn the five things your Zumba instructor neglected to tell you.
Air Date: 11/19/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace DeSimone
DeSimone  CasualGrace DeSimone is the Editor for ACSMs Resource Manual for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW 2011). She has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings. She serves as the National Director of Group Exercise for Plus One Health Management, and teaches group exercise classes and Anti-Aging workouts at Ethos Fitness Spa for Women in Midland Park NJ.
5 Things Your Zumba Instructor Didn't Tell You
If you have never taken a Zumba class, you don't know what you're missing.

The classes have been lauded and praised as a great workout that is also fun and makes you break a rockin' sweat.

But, this type of workout has recently dropped off the Worldwide Fitness Trends list... and there might be a couple of reasons why.

Before you try it at home or the gym, learn the five things your Zumba instructor neglected to tell you.

For instance, know that all Zumba classes are not created equal. It's important to shop around for a class that works for you. Also, your Zumba instructor may only be trained in Zumba, and if so, he or she may not have a good hold on how to properly balance a workout. It's important to cross-train and mix up your workouts so that you don't develop a repetitive stress injury.

Grace Desimone and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss Zumba... the good, the bad and the reality of this high-intensity dancing workout.
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