This popular fitness program was first created back in the late 1990’s by a Columbian dancer and choreographer known as Alberto Beto Perez. Inspired by Latin dance and Latin music, Zumba takes advantage of many different dance styles, including Salsa, Rumba, Flamenco and even Hip Hop, with fast and slow rhythms helping to tone and sculpt the body.
What do I need to look out for when buying a sound system for Zumba?
Cost, size and weight are usually the first three factors considered when deciding on a fit for purpose sound system. However, we would strongly advise you to consider some other key factors in your decision making and that’s sound quality and overall performance of any potential sound system purchase.
With Zumba being considered to be a high energy workout, this will mean that your sound system will need to deliver not just plenty of volume, but also plenty of energy, which usually means you may require lots of Bass.
Smaller speakers tend to sound okay when you are close to them, but their energy levels drop off quite quickly, so if you are working with larger groups in larger venues, such as sports halls and gymnasiums etc, your class participants towards the back of the class won’t experience the bass and energy as those who are at the front, with their sound experience being tinny (Don’t forget the sound of others moving and breathing will also impact the class sound and experience negatively) and thin sounding, which is not what’s required to get you energised in an active Zumba class.
Larger loudspeakers tend to be able to generate more energy and bass, which will fill a room more easily without impacting sound quality, as they throw the sound further, reaching the people at the back with as much energy if not more than the people at the front. Although larger in size, they will offer greater sound versatility, as they will still sound great at lower volumes for the less intensive activities such as yoga or Pilates, so a great choice if you are teaching different styles of fitness.