Zumba is the way to ‘party yourself into shape’, but it must be done correctly in order to achieve the best results! Dr. Orly Avitzur, a neurologist and Consumer Reports medical adviser recently stated she has seen a rise in Zumba related injuries. Franklin Athletic Club wants to be sure you Zumba your way to health, not to injury, so we have provided a few fail safe Zumba techniques in today’s post. See How NOT to Zumba to Zumba your way to a better life today!
Don’t Pick Your Tennis Shoes Based On Color
Wearing the right shoes will help avoid Zumba injuries. Don’t wear the shoes because they match your outfit. Choose shoes you can pivot well in. Dance shoes are made to pivot on the floor, and there’s a lot of pivoting and turning in Zumba. Running shoes, or any shoes with tread can impede movement, and injuries could occur.
Don’t Try To Get Every Move Perfect
Especially if you are a beginner, don’t put pressure on yourself to get every move perfect at first. This can lead to injuries. Dance like no one is watching! If you find you are slacking on arm movements or forget to engage your core because of fatigued muscles, just simply focus on the steps only. Once you have mastered the steps, then add the arms, but always be sure you have proper form with engaged abdominals!
Don’t Slouch During Side Kick!
The most common movement that can produce injury is the side kick- if not performed properly! When students are tired or just not paying attention, it’s easy to forget to engage the abdominals. This leads to bad posture and forces one to hunch over while kicking. Another mistake is to turn your knee in during the side kick, instead of knee facing up toward to ceiling. You can make sure your posture is correct by maintaining a strong core throughout the exercise!
Come Zumba Your Way To A Better Life at Franklin Athletic Club!
Franklin Athletic Club is a full service health club offering a wide range of state of the art equipment, programs, and services to keep you motivated and enable you to reach your fitness goals. Our philosophy is to give our members a clean, professionally managed facility with friendly staff and accomplish all this at an affordable price. Come try one of our group classes and grab hold of a better life today!