The Perks of Being a Zumba® Instructor

Have you ever looked at your favorite Zumba® instructor and thought, “I want to do that!”? Have you ever considered inspiring others with your passion for dance and fitness? If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to lead a class yourself and inspire others to live happier and healthier lives, we have all the info you need to become a part of our Zumba family.

If you’re interested in teaching a couple of classes a week or making it a new full-time career, working as a Zumba® instructor is a great way to earn an extra income, stay fit, and most importantly – have a blast! Even though you’ll be working on your own terms, you’ll have the support of the largest branded fitness program in the world (fact: there are over 1,500 classes happening right NOW!) and its huge community that spans across 186 countries. And Zumba has relationships with the hottest artists from all over the world – like Daddy Yankee and Shakira – and our exclusive music and choreography  (that you’ll receive) will drive students to your classes.

Speaking of support, after participating in a one-day basic training course, you’re eligible to join the Zumba® Instructor Network, or ZIN™. Benefits of ZIN™ membership are endless, but just to name a few:

  • Monthly music with hot choreography (including live streaming sessions with Zumba creator himself, Beto!) accessible on our state of the art digital music platform

  • Marketing materials and your own customized website

  • Access to continuing education locally and at our annual convention

  • Specialty trainings, including our latest music-led high-intensity interval exercise program STRONG by Zumba™

  • Many opportunities for growth, like becoming a Zumba® Jammer™ which means you would be teaching fellow instructors all your own original choreography set to exclusive songs only available in a Zumba class

Here’s what current ZIN™ Members have to say about which benefits they value the most:

“Music, choreo, marketing materials, and training opportunities; not to mention a ZIN family that I love.” – Victoria Cryderman

“For me, it’s the music. That is number one. There is SO much music that would never be played in Denmark if it weren’t for ZIN.” – Alette Tvedergaard

“I’ve always appreciated the music, choreo, personal website, and convention, but if I have to choose my favorite ZIN benefit, it’s all that comes with being part of a community known for its positive energy and generosity and connected by a common passion for music, dance, fitness, and helping others.” – David Topel

“Zumba Jammers – they are amazing and their choreo keeps our classes fresh!” – Debra Ann Quezada-Spence

“I am on ZIN Now constantly. As a newbie, every part is helpful. Music, choreo, forum, e-learning, local jam session links, and I love the monthly livestreams.” – Jenny Davis Donahue

Above all else, working as a Zumba® instructor provides opportunities to do what you love and share it with the world. Instructors inspire their students – and you can, too! Find out how to be an instructor on our website.


Jennifer Lauren

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



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