Five Things to Avoid Before Zumba® Class

Dodge a mishap at your next Zumba® class by avoiding these five things when getting ready!

#1: Excessive make-up

Sure, it may be fun to match your look to your Zumba wear (what else is that lime green eye shadow for?), but you’ll set yourself up for runny mascara and a mess of foundation. Bonus tip: sweat + moisturizer = burning eyes! Save primping for after class.

#2: Booze

You may think a few drinks will loosen you up for the dance floor, but you risk shimmying into someone else’s spot, losing steam mid-class, or looking like this:

#3: Never-worn clothes

Trust us, you’ll want to try those new duds on before rocking them in class. Nobody wants to spend an hour tugging, lifting, adjusting, or, worst of all, worrying about a wardrobe malfunction! This goes for footwear, too.

#4: Exotic foods

And by exotic, we mean anything you don’t normally eat, especially before a workout. Need we say more?

#5: Distractions

Bad day at work? Family pulling you in a million directions? Upcoming deadline? Get ready to shake it off… literally! A Zumba class is sure to make you happy, but make sure to leave the negativity at home so you can get lost in the music and let it move you!

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba® classes and all things fitness at www.TheZBeat.com. You can follow her on Facebook orTwitter.

Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba® classes and all things fitness at www.TheZBeat.com.

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