I got my Zumba Certification today!
Getting Zumba certified is a lot different from getting the personal training certification. It’s a lot easier book learning wise, but a lot harder sweat wise!
There are many different kinds of Zumba – Basic, Gold, Toning, Aqua and Kids. You have to start with Basic. It’s an all day training led by one of the master instructors. My instructor was Gina Grant. She’s famous and beautiful and tiny. Loved her energy and dance skills!
After an introduction we did the Master dance class. It was the most amazing Zumba class I’ve ever taken. Gina is an amazing teacher. The choreography was fun, but easy to follow. And her energy was through the roof!
Then, she gave us a very short break to change out of sweaty clothes (if we wanted). The second part was lecture. I grabbed some snacks from my bag and a drink. I had heard that I should pack a lot of snacks, which is why I brought my suitcase o’ food. But, this was the only break we got. Gina means business!
Things we covered:
- Beto and the history of Zumba
- Warm Ups
- Cueing classes
We ended the day with more dancing. You could tell everyone was exhausted at this point. Some people even walked out to take a break. I’m really surprised I held up so well considering I ran 20 miles yesterday!
Now I have the Zumba certification, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Gina said (and I knew from my PT experience) that we need to practice, choreograph, learn more and get better. I don’t feel confident enough to apply for jobs yet, but I’m going to work on it by taking more classes and reviewing all the materials until I feel better. Zumba jobs are very competitive around here and require an audition so it will be a while before I move forward with it.
If you want information on Zumba you can go here.
Ben said he’s going to rub my next, so I’ll see you tomorrow
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