Advice For Fitness
June 26, 2013
Read the information below prior to making choices for your
fitness classes and spending an exuberant amount of money.
There are more and more incidents on the market today where
people are pretending to be legitimate Zumba® instructors
and are making money conducting Zumba® classes, when in fact
they are not licensed by Zumba® LLC and are illegal. Zumba®
licenses expire after 1 (one) year of the date of the
initial certification unless the instructor becomes a ZIN
member. To determine if a Zumba® instructor is licensed or
not, simply visit the official Zumba® web site and punch-in
the instructor's name to see if it is in the database. If
the name does not come up, the instructor is unlicensed and
is unlawfully conducting Zumba® classes:
FICTION? - DON’T BE GULLIBLE!
Some accredit themselves with big titles to charge more for
their classes i.e. you are simply being ripped off. Make
sure that the "big titles" you see such as "PROFESSIONAL
DANCER" or "INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTOR" are FACTUAL and
SUBSTANTIATED. Make sure that you see an official
Certificate of Completion by a Professional Dance
Institution to substantiate such claim. Zumba® is an
international program in the sense that every licensed Zumba®
instructor who is ZIN (Zumba® Instructor Network) member can
teach anywhere in the world - should they go on a personal
pleasure trip. An official "International Zumba® Instructor"
is called ZES (Zumba® Education Specialist) and is directly
hired by ZUMBA® LLC. Visit an instructor’s official Zumba®
profile to find out if he/she is ZIN or ZES.
High temperatures are expected in the next coming weeks.
Cardio exercies such as aerobics and Zumba® is a strenuous
physical activity and when you dance your body temperature
rises. Taking cardio fitness classes outdoors can be of
potential danger to your health as exposure to the sun can
increase temperatures still more and result in heat stroke.
Think twice before you potentially risk your health and take
cardio fitness classes at facilities with air-conditioning.
Doctors Warn about Exercise Outside in Hot Weather
Cardio Exercise (Aerobics,
Zumba®, etc.) Outside In Hot Weather - Potential Health Risk
Has your local
media and fitness professional advised you about this?
Are they looking out for YOUR best interest?
How Heat Affects Your Body
By Mayo Clinic Staff
"Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. If you
don't take care when exercising in the heat, you risk serious
illness. Both the exercise itself and the air temperature increase
your core body temperature. To help cool itself, your body sends
more blood to circulate through your skin. This leaves less blood
for your muscles, which in turn increases your heart rate. If the
humidity also is high, your body faces added stress because sweat
doesn't readily evaporate from your skin. That pushes your body
temperature even higher."
"Under normal conditions, your skin, blood vessels and perspiration
level adjust to the heat. But these natural cooling systems may fail
if you're exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long,
you sweat heavily and you don't drink enough fluids. The result may
be a heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses occur along a
spectrum, starting out mild but worsening if left untreated. Heat
Heat cramps are painful muscle contractions, mainly affecting the
calves, quadriceps and abdominals. Affected muscles may feel firm to
the touch. Your body temperature may be normal.
With heat exhaustion, your body temperature rises as high as 104 F
(40 C) and you may experience nausea, vomiting, headache, fainting,
weakness and cold, clammy skin. If left untreated, this can lead to
Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency condition that occurs
when your body temperature is greater than 104 F (40 C). Your skin
may be hot, but your body may stop sweating to help cool itself. You
may develop confusion and irritability. You need immediate medical
attention to prevent brain damage, organ failure or even death."
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