Clothing that should be worn needs to be moveable (very important); sticking to semi loose tops and pants would be best. Moreover, the fabric should be breathable or else the sweat would not dry up and move off the body when the Zumba aerobics session is on in full -swing. The room can also heat up fast owing to the fact that there are many people working out with you, or maybe you are doing this at home. Hence, wearing clothes sans layers would be best. Shoes should be comfy with a good grip, and those that would allow you to pivot your moves easily too.
More On What To Wear while Doing The Zumba!
Zumba routines are not the run of the mill and boring, to say the least. And you may wonder if what you are wearing for a Zumba session is apt or not. Will it match the workout needs or not. This is why, we have come up with a list of things that you can and cannot wear to Zumba routines, and this is for your comfort sake.
. No Cotton Allowed:
When you take up Zumba routines, it would be quite different from the other classes that you would have experienced, and certainly quite different from the gym sessions you have been in. This is why wearing cotton is NOT ADVISED, since the workout is intense and sweaty. Cotton has the tendency to absorb sweat very quickly, and this could lead to friction between the fabric and the skin, causing irritation and rashes in the long run.
2. Low Necklines Not Allowed:
While we love our cold shoulder cuts and low cut tops, let’s keep them for date nights and not for Zumba routines. No matter how gorgeous your favorite BTown girls look in them on-screen, it does not prove beneficial. There would be a lot of bouncing and moving around, and hence wearing anything that is revealing should be avoided. You would be jumping, bending, swirling, gliding, etc, and you do not want to wear low cut tops while doing that, believe us when we say that! To check if the tops are apt for the Zumba sessions, it would be wise to wear a top and jump around in them for a minute and then judge for yourself whether the top is apt to wear for the Zumba workout or not.
3. Avoid Wearing Thongs:
When we work out at a gym or at home, we tend to wear clothes that are very form fitting, and pants that are tight, whilst avoiding panty lines. This is why you would notice many women wear thong underwear. But with Zumba aerobics, it would be wise not to wear thong underwear, since it is uncomfortable to move around in them, to bend and to dance too; there would be a lot of sweating happening as you move vigorously to the Zumba beats, and the bacteria can travel all the way into the genital area causing infection and chaffing. It can rub continuously and cut the skin too. So NO THONGS should be worn when you do Zumba aerobics.
. Say No To Long-sleeved Shirts:
Most music videos show you women wearing long-sleeved shirts around the waist and dancing to Zumba; those are music videos. In reality, to keep warm, before and after a Zumba workout you can wear them, but not during the Zumba aerobics routine. Since the activity is strenuous and intense, you would not be comfortable tying the long sleeved shirts around the waist and performing Zumba. This would only add more bulk and heaviness, and you would not be able to perform well. Moreover, it turns into a distraction while the workout is on, and this would not allow you to enjoy the Zumba routines as you would want to. You could also trip on the extra clothing midway and hurt yourself, which is why any extra layers should be placed in the lockers before you start.
How To Dress Right For a High-Performance Zumba Regime:
Since Zumba is a routine that calls for high performance with loads of fun thrown in, a certain attire is a must to wear. The attire should be comfy and safe, and the fabric should be breathable, stretchy and one that absorbs the perspiration away in no time. The right clothing to wear is important, and those that do not interfere with the moves and sway too. So anything form-fitting and non-cotton would be best to wear, cargo pants and exercise bands with well-fitting shoes too.
1. Choose The Right Bra:
We did mention about what type of underwear not to wear, so now learn about why the bra choice you make to wear for a Zumba session is important. The right sports bra that fits you right and supports the breasts is what you need. It should be comfortable while the Zumba routines are on, and should not allow chaffing between the breasts to happen. Since there is a lot of moving, it should wick away the sweat too. Also check for the material of the sports bra. It can cause irritation if the right bra is not worn and the right fabric is not chosen.
2. Pick The Right Footwear:
Apart from the innerwear, and the outerwear to wear when Zumba aerobics and fitness routines are on, you should pick up high quality branded shoes meant for Zumba only. They would be ideal since they are designed for dances, they are breathable and they are lightweight too. They come in various sizes, shapes and colors or designs, and can be doubled up as your dancing shoes too.
Now that we did speak at length about Zumba dance, what to wear and what to avoid, here are more tips on Zumba for you to know.
It is one of the highest energy cardio-dance-fitness workouts you could ever try and there is a lot of fun too involved in it. Most of the times when you do the Zumba routines, it does not feel as though you are working out because you would get caught up in all the fun. And there are various types of Zumba routines to try as well. Here are some to know off!