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    Default Zumba Interest/Disinterest Survey:

    I'm doing research for a personalized research paper on the Interest or Disinterest toward Zumba by Men & Women.
    I've created a brief survey that doesn't require any emails or names, and would really appreciate if some of you would take the time to help me out by filling it out.

    SurveyMonkey: Zumba Interest

    Feel free to hypothesize if you so desire. I know I have my own theories, of course
    Also, feel free to share thoughts on the whole matter here. I did not include a type-related question in the actually survey, but thought it would prove interesting to throw it at ENFJ and ESFP groups on facebook, but obviously I am interested in any and all responses.
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    I answered. Pretty much I feel like Zumba is a great work out in the short summary of things, but it's not for me.

    Zumba is very heavy on the hip movements, which I have hip issues, so it makes it more noxious than other forms of cardio like running and swimming. It also is like 100% cardio and I rarely find my arms, back, chest, and general upper body challenged. Though I've only tried one class, it seems pretty much to be dancing.. which is fun, and can give a lot of confidence, but on the other side of the coin I don't really want to feel sexy when I'm gettin' my work out on... and on top of that the classes are almost 100% female every time I've seen one going on/participated, which also leads me to believe there isn't much muscle building in the classes since it does not attract men. I also feel like there's sometimes a 'sexy' attitude.. and like I said before, I don't really want to mistake 'confidence' with 'sexy builds confidence' because that mentality irks me.
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    Had I thought about it (and gotten feedback for this project earlier), I should have come here to ask what to include for the "reasons". I like that mention of the 'sexy attitude', female classes, and upper body involvement.
    It would make it far more complicated a survey if I took everything into account that I'd like to lol, but really interesting.

    I've had a different experience with classes involving more and more men, although the class is still dominated by females. Also, a lot of good instructors that have taught other classes before, and know the value of incorporating more arm movement and even the option to get zumba's weight.. things to add some difficulty. It definitely depends on a lot of instructor-specific variables, but still has limitations.
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    I tried a Zumba class once and thought it was kind of entertaining, but not pleasing enough to do again. It seems like a good workout - I was certainly tired and sore - but it's a lot of "flamboyance" for me personally, and the branding stuff is a turnoff. I do remember feeling pretty self-conscious about flinging my limbs in every direction. It also was kind of hard to just drop in, because they were memorizing a routine for a performance. I can see that being fun if I was a regular, but as a drop-in, I felt pretty lost.

    As for gender - Zumba seems very marketed towards women. Is there a decent amount of male interest? The class I attended was almost all middle-aged women.

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    I've known a few male instructors and men of various ages that show interest or attend classes. The creator is male, but I'm not really sure of the male interest in different countries and areas. I would say for classes of around 30-50 females near me, you'll get either zero men or 1-6 men.
    It was a Christmas miracle when I went to a zumba event a few years ago and they had Two male instructors. I knew the one, but the other was a unicorn!
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    I liked it when I tried it. Don't think I could do it consistently, I'm sure it would grow repetitive and lose its luster, but every once in a while it's fun to get silly and take a class.
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    I would have answered your survey but I don't know what zumba is exactly. Put that down in your results if you wish. (Male, of course)

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    Glad you included 'I don't like group fitness' as one of the reasons, as that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    Glad you included 'I don't like group fitness' as one of the reasons, as that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the question.
    i'm usually of this camp too. but i do love yoga classes. so idk.
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    Lol yea I find that some people just don't want to work out directly with others, but others are charged by the group aspect.
    Yoga is an interesting one because it feels like a middle ground between group and solo fitness in a way, but maybe that's the safety of the yoga mat island

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