Our local YMCA is offering a coupon for one free class; and also a $4 charge per class without having to pay for a full membership. Maybe one near you is doing the same. I am going to take advantage of the free class and see where it goes from there.
You can still do the class, but make sure you RESPECT that injury and modify-modify-modify. Don't do ANYTHING that your doctor would advise against. For example, If there is a twisting motion that - with or without dance shoes - will be too much motion for your knee, just pick up your foot and tap it out or step accordingly. Just make sure you are doing what YOU need to do. The instructor will know you are modifying and if they are experienced they might know to start a step at the "low" end and then vamp it up later for those without limitations.
Hope that helps!! Talk to the instructor before class too, just to see what else they might suggest.
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My zumba class has a quite a bit of jumping and lunges, but I don't see why you still couldn't participate by modifying the moves so that they don't hurt. Don't lunge so far, or just do calf raises instead of actual jumping.
Why not find a local class and try it. Usually they allow you to try once class for free before paying for more classes.
Then you can really see if the moves are okay for you, if you can do them modified or if you need to find something else.
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