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STRONG by Zumba™

What is STRONG by Zumba™?
STRONG by Zumba™ is a high intensity interval training workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation. Unlike all other workouts, we don't just create moves to a playlist. Instead, we craft and reverse engineer the songs to match every move, driving the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout. The result is a group fitness experience unlike any other.

This class will push you past your limits to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Using your own body weight, you will gain muscular endurance, tone, and definition, and you will experience an increased afterburn.

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How does STRONG by Zumba™ differ from a Zumba® class?
A traditional Zumba® class is based on the integration of dance and dance-type movements, creating a high-cardio, total-body workout.

STRONG by Zumba™ is a High Intensity Interval Training class using more traditional fitness moves for a more athletic, conditioning-style workout. You use your own body weight as resistance to achieve muscle definition. There are movements inspired by dance but these are limited compared to a Zumba® class, so it's perfect for those not comfortable in a full-out dance class.

Both classes are driven by a unique musical experience unlike anything else in the industry.

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How does this program differ from other HIIT workouts?
In all other workouts, music is just an afterthought and chosen independently of the moves and structure of the class. In a STRONG by Zumba™ class, music is the key element. First, we develop moves to drive specific results, then we reverse engineer and craft music to match every single move. The result is a revolutionary, perfectly synced workout that increases your motivation and allows you to push farther to achieve better results.

STRONG by Zumba™ is also characterized by a unique system of progression. The class is built into 4 quadrants that build in intensity for ultimate results.

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How do I find a STRONG by Zumba™ class?
Click here and select STRONG by Zumba™ to find a class near you. If there aren't any classes in your area, let your local Zumba instructor know that you're interested in this workout.
Are there any requirements to become a STRONG by Zumba™ Instructor?
Yes, you must have taken your Zumba® Basic 1 training and be a part of the Zumba® Instructor Network™. As with all high level fitness trainings, we recommend you have a fitness certification to teach this program. In Brazil, CREF is a requirement to teach this program.
Are additional fitness certifications needed to become a STRONG by Zumba™ Instructor?
It is highly recommended but not mandatory for participants in a Zumba® Instructor Training Course to have a professional certification or license. It is the responsibility of the individual to be informed of, comply with, or obtain any regulatory, tax, fitness or education requirements, qualifications, certifications or licenses needed to conduct business or teach Zumba® classes according to the laws and regulations where they conduct business or teach, or of their employer. The licenses available to you once you have attended an Instructor Training Course depend upon your compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

In Brazil, CREF is a requirement to teach the STRONG by Zumba™ program.
Will I receive certification credits, CECs/CEUs as an instructor?
Yes, instructors will receive certification credits for taking the STRONG by Zumba™ live training as well as for the e-learning course. Credits will vary by organization. Please check the details of the specific training you are interested in for more information.
As a STRONG by Zumba™ Instructor, where can I teach?
Anywhere! Any fitness facility, club, studio or location that allows you the proper space to safely teach this program.
Can I use my Zumba® music in a STRONG by Zumba™ class?
Although some Zumba® songs may be incorporated into a STRONG by Zumba™ class, not all Zumba songs are suited for this unique workout. Zumba is commited to developing music perfectly synced to enhance the focus, goals and experience of the workout, and as a STRONG by Zumba™ instructor you will have access to the music and moves you need to successfully teach this class.
Is the STRONG by Zumba™ e-learning course mandatory?
The e-learning course is included with your live training (there are no additional fees) and will teach you the exercise science and fundamentals behind the program to better prepare you for your role as an instructor.

The course is a requirement to receive your STRONG by Zumba™ badge, your Training Review Recap and My First Class™. Additionally, you must complete this e-learning in order to post STRONG by Zumba™ clases on Zumba.com
I'd like to take a training, but there aren't any in my area. What should I do?
STRONG by Zumba™ is a global program and will be expanding during the coming months. If you can't find a training suitable to your needs, complete a Notify Me Of A Training form to let us know that you are interested in taking a training. These requests help us plan the location of our trainings.
How long is my STRONG by Zumba® license valid for?
If you’re a ZIN™ Member trained in STRONG by Zumba® before June 1, 2017, you will have a valid license as long as you’re a ZIN Member in good standing.

If you train in STRONG by Zumba® after June 1, 2017, as part of your training you will receive a license to teach STRONG by Zumba® for 6 months. Plus, you’ll be eligible to join the STRONG by Zumba® Premium Membership Program with ongoing support to keep you up to date. As a Member, your license never expires.
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