Yes, I have done two Zumbathons! One was three hours long and the other was four hours. Both were fundraisers. One was very well planned and organized and the other...was not...but they were both good exercise.
It was a great experience and something I never would have thought that I would be able to do...but I made it! Make sure to stay very hydrated, take Gatoraide and snacks (sometimes these are provided and sometimes not) and just keep your movements a bit smaller than usual. Try not to let your muscles get cold if there is a break or intermission during the event. Don't plan to be able to walk much the next day!
Also, take a change of clothes for afterwards...I don't think I have sweated so much ever and my clothes were soaked through.
I had worked up to exercising at least an hour a day every day before I tried a Zumbathon, and I was doing 2.5-3.5 hours of in-person Zumba classes each week in order to prepare.
Current Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.
Dances to Learn/Improve: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, rumba, cumbia Mexicana.
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