January 18, 2018

What Are the Best Shoes for Dance Fitness, Zumba or Working Out?

Your footwear is extremely important and is essentially your only “equipment” for your workout. Therefore it is very important to invest in yourself with a good pair of sneaks not only to prevent injury but to also facilitate ease of movement when you bust a move!

In general, I recommend a good pair of cross trainers or aerobic style shoes for dance fitness classes. They provide the cushion and medial lateral support needed for side-to-side movements that we often do in dance but also have low traction rubber for easy sliding and turning.
Of course, they way the shoes fit on your feet and how they feel to YOU is the most important thing but one thing’s for sure: DO NOT use running shoes! They are designed for forward movement only and are often “elevated” and therefore can be dangerous in a dance class that has a lot of lateral and side to side motion and turns.

How do you know when it’s time for a new pair?

A sore back, knee problems, achy joints and worn down arches are signs it’s time to upgrade your equipment. 4-5 months is an average lifespan of any fitness sneaker yet if they look like they’ve lost their spunk then you can bet they definitely have!

And don’t worry, you don’t have to throw out your sneaks after this time, you can still wear them around the house or doing errands or whatever. It’s just that the important support you need won’t be there anymore.

So I hope you take care of that amazing body you have an help it run smoothly and with high energy for all long time by investing in your equipment and self!

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Often described as a combination of Lucille Ball, Beyonce and Mother Theresa, Amy Fournier is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who’s all about creating and maintaining GOOD ENERGY! She believes a fit body and mind go together and specializes in natural health and beauty methods from the inside out. Amy is also the Founder of Miami Fitness & Lifestyle®, located in North Andover, Massachusetts which is a unique fusion of specialty fitness classes with community, education and fun for women. Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress – she is also a vlogger, author, International fitness cover model, workshop presenter, dance, fitness and yoga instructor, philanthropist, friend, daughter, nap-lover and lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.