When fun and sexy meets healthy, how can one resist?
What should one look for when looking for the best shoes for this activity? Here are three important tips.
First, just as you're combining sexy with work-out, consider a balance between lightness and shock absorption. Your shoes should be light enough to let you groove to the quick footwork of Latin dancing while shock-proof and cushioned enough to take the rigorous exercise.
Second, let's talk about support. For the ankles, Zumba enthusiasts know how important it is to find shoes that are narrow enough to hug the ankles, providing that very much needed stable fit. As for arch support, many shoes have molded foot beds. If yours are not enough, especially for high or bad foot arches, athletic inserts are available to provide the additional support needed.
Lastly, but just as important, is the shoe fabric. Sweat on one's feet is just as heavy in most of your body parts. Avoid full leather covered shoes as these impede air circulation. Give your feet the right amount of pampering too with mesh-type or breathable fabrics.
To answer to the call of Zumba fitness buffs, brand name shoes have sprouted in the market each showing off why they are the perfect choice. Among them are Nike, Ryke, Bloch and Z1. A little bit of research will go a long way in finding your perfect match.
While all these important reminders are not mandatory, they reduce incidences of injury and allow you to maximize the health benefits and fun out of this dun fitness program. Enthusiasts report a great deal of over-all sense of well-being, invigorated personality and energized self-confidence with continued participation in the workout.
Zumba started in the 1990's when Alberto 'Beto' Perez, an aspiring dancer and aerobics instructor in Cali, Columbia, realized he had forgotten his usual workout dance cassette tape. He quickly improvised by using salsa and meringue music in his bag. Letting the music take over and consume oneself is how the program starts. The steps are simple, often steamy but always stimulating and lively. And the 'happy accident' that we now call Zumba was born.
Many different routines have been created to cater to the different needs of various individuals. Zumba has also extended its services with Wii, Xbox and PS3 versions of the work-out program.
It helps to consider fashion when looking for the perfect Zumba shoes to compliment your Zumba outfit. After all, what's a good looking Zumba body without the fashion swag to flaunt it?