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WEBSAM
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3/13/11 12:57 P

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As a certified AFAA fitness instructor, I hope you don't hurt yourself. I say this out of concern for your feet. Zumba is a FITNESS class, and fitness shoes (sneakers) should be worn. I don't allow anyone to take my class who is not wearing shoes...I just hope you don't get hurt. There are some forms of dance class which are okay without shoes, but they are DANCE and not FITNESS.

I hope you are careful and don't hurt yourself. NOT doing Zumba because of an injury would be awful!

:) Best wishes.

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3/13/11 5:49 A

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I've tried wearing the zumba shoes and just can't do it. I zumba in my bare feet. I know it's not recommended but it works for me. I've done 5 classes a week for 5 months. No problems.



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3/10/11 11:38 A

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Thanks, Dani.
I'll have to give them a try.


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3/10/11 8:52 A

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thats good to know, thank you

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3/10/11 7:59 A

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Also, instructors can buy them wholesale. I think you have to buy 20 pairs.

Sandy

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3/10/11 7:40 A

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Thanks Sandy, I posted the link to them on our facebook page and will recommend them at class tonight.

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WEBSAM
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3/9/11 9:29 P

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Many of my students like them!

Sandy

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -Tanya Beardsley, Zumba Education Specialist

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I am an owner/Zumba instructor at a Curves. I am wondering if these really work. I will recommend them to my ladies. WE are on carpeting. I have found danskins that work well, not alot of tread and I just bought the Zumba shoes, but the members would like something that would work well. Thanks for sharing.

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BONNIEDENNIS
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3/9/11 5:58 P

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Half the class members at Curves Zumba wear those. We're on carpet. My Nikes work fine even on carpet.


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3/9/11 5:00 P

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Susana, the website offers 2 styles, one for flooring, one for carpet. I bought the ones for flooring, and I am very happy with them. I can't swing new shoes right now, so for $10, I'm good to go!

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SUSANA77
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3/9/11 4:53 P

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Thanks for the post. I've heard of them but didn't know if they would work or not. I have one class on rug. Yes, you heard right...rug. How would they work for that?
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3/9/11 4:48 P

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Hi Everyone!
I just got some "slip-on dancers" that I saw in the Z-life magazine. They are designed to slip over your regular sneakers and provide some smoothness on the ball of the foot for pivoting. (Similar to the duct=tape advice others have mentioned. I tried the tape, and it didn't work well for me!). I just tried them over my regular cross trainers for about 5 songs, and they seemed to work pretty well! I still prefer my regualr dance shoes, but these may be worth a try for those who don't have or can't afford special shoes for Zumba .
They are at www.Slip-Ons.net. They cost $10.95 ($13.95 w S/H), which may be a bit of a rip-off, though, because all they are is a 4 in length of wide heavy-duty elastic stitched to a 3 in length of wide sturdy ribbon. But worth a look, if you're interested...



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