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Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

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How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

I’ve discussed in the past (see here) about individual style as an instructor but, there’s more to it than just that as a fitness professional. Your look as an instructor is just as important as any other type of dress code for a job. The main difference is that you want to be comfortable while teaching… Continue reading How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

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The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes

As a group fitness instructor, you will be asked to sub a class at some point. This can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I still go through those feelings when covering someone’s class. It’s totally normal to feel different types of emotions when you are helping another instructor out. Here are… Continue reading The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes

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Balancing “Real Life” and Fitness

Having a full-time job working 40 hours, teaching 8-10 classes, and doing my own workouts 3-4 times a week is trying at times. I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact. I don’t get a lot of free time during the week and I have to carefully plan my weekends. Do I get exhausted? Definitely! Are there… Continue reading Balancing “Real Life” and Fitness

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Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes!

You might wonder what kinds of shoes to wear in different fitness classes. For Zumba, I prefer a high-top type of sneaker that has a slicker bottom with a flat bottom and/or some sort of “pivot point.” My go-to brands are Zumba Fitness brand shoes, Reebok, and Ryka. Currently I wear the Reebok Hayasu.  … Continue reading Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes!