Dance exercise and aerobics certainly sound like things that only young people should attempt but in reality, people of all ages can have fun getting fit by following dance moves set to music. As long as you have a full medical examination beforehand and make sure that your class is led by a suitably qualified instructor, you should be perfectly safe whatever your age. However, there are certain considerations that you ought to be aware of before you slip on a leotard and get ready to work up a sweat!
- Standard Zumba Classes are Designed for Adults – Anybody under the age of 16 should not attend a regular Zumba class because they are designed specifically for fully-grown adults. If you have a young son or daughter who wishes to try the Zumba program, you should enquire about special classes for younger age groups. The same basic advice applies to all forms of dance exercise.
- Senior Citizens May Find Regular Classes too Difficult at First – You may well be able to join a mixed age group once you have improved your basic levels of fitness, but if you are over the age of 60, you should probably start with an age-specific class.
- You Know Your Own Body Best – While it is always important to seek and heed medical advice, if you are in any doubt whatsoever as to your current state of health, you almost certainly know your body better than anybody else. With this thought in mind, if you are already exercising on a regular basis and feel confident in your ability to handle dance exercise, you are unlikely to encounter any major difficulties.
Children and senior citizens should be careful when starting any type of new fitness routine, but if you take it easy to start with, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of these entertaining exercise programs.