Thanks Zumbaphile, that makes my nerves calm down a little. I love going to my Zumba classes and I hope that I feel the same way teaching them. I think I have some adjusting to do as far as leading a group. How many classes are you planning to teach a week?
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Welcome! I was just licensed a week and a half ago. Don't worry... there were people there (gym owners, CEU seekers, etc.) who had never done Zumba before. Ever! You'll be fine! I learned a ton of preparation tips from the instructors' forum. They have also been an invaluable source of info as I prepare to teach my first class. Good luck and have fun!!!
Welcome to the team! Congrats on becoming licensed! Its very exciting!! There is a SparkTeam for Zumba Instructors - you should come join us over there as well!!
As far as your class goes - be prepared to Zumba ALL day, its going to be a long day and it will be tiring, but you'll have a blast!!!
For compensation - its going to vary based on location and state that you're in. Some gyms will pay a set rate (i.e. $25 a class) while others will pay based on how many people show up at the class ($2 a student, etc). You might want to ask around and see what other instructors are making at the facility and go from there!
Have fun at your class!! Its a great experience!!! OH and JOIN ZIN!!!! Its totally worth it!!!
~~~~~NCSF and ACT Certified Personal Trainer~~~~~ -Certified Fitness Nutritionist & Licensed Zumba & Zumbatomic Instructor!!-
Hi! This is my first forum post. I have been doing Zumba for about two months and love it, decided that I am going to take an instructor course. It's next week!! Ahh! I wanted some input on what to expect... I am scared that I am going to be the least experienced person there. Also, I will be teaching Zumba where I work and wanted some advise on what I should be asking for as far as compensation goes. Any input helps!
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