What is Zumba? This cardio workout combines exercise with Latin dance. Zumba was originally founded in 2001 by the Columbian choreographer Beto Perez. According to Wikipedia, by 2012 over 12 million people took Zumba classes weekly. And why not? Zumba classes are a fun and social way to stay in shape. If you know someone who has been swept away by the Zumba craze, you will find these Zumba gifts perfect for them. They are practical gifts to use, before, during, and after a workout, that will add to a healthy lifestyle.
1. Workout Sneakers
Wearable gifts for Zumba lovers
Zumba lovers spend a lot of time jumping around. They need supportive workout shoes to prevent knee and back injuries. However, make sure you know their size. You don’t want it to be like they have two left feet!
Comfortable workout clothing is a must. Anything too loose can get in the way of movement. Anything too tight can restrict flexibility. Choose some Zumba leggings and tanks specifically designed for this exercise. Or if she prefers, get her some t-shirts.
2. Zumba DVD
Instructional Zumba gifts
I know many people that enjoy the social aspect of going to a Zumba class. But what can they do if they just don’t have the time? The answer is simple. Get them a Zumba DVD so they can fit their workout in at home, whenever it is convenient for them.
Or get them a Udemy Zumba Class. Choose from several online classes for them to attend whenever they can fit them in.
If they’ve already taken several Zumba classes, they might just need some Zumba music to practice fitness routines at home. This is a useful gift for Zumba instructors as well.
Gift ideas for Zumba lovers
Fitness and healthy eating go hand in hand. They can use a juicer to extract all of those healthy vitamins from fresh fruits and vegetables to make one healthy drink. This makes a great breakfast on the go or a healthy afternoon pick me up.
If they like mixing up smoothies that include nuts and yogurt, you might choose a Personal Size Blender as a gift. Many of these are portable so they can even be used at the office. This can also be used to mix up nutritional soups for lunch and dinner.
For more healthy eating, give them the Zumba Lover’s Cookbook which contains stories and recipes from around the world.
4. Portable Mic Belt
Gifts for Zumba instructors
Fitness instructors often have to project their voice over the loud music while instructing their classes. A mic belt attaches to their waist for convenient use while moving about. Plus, having a mic will keep them from straining their voice.
In this day and age many fitness instructors hold classes outdoors, at local gymnasiums, or even teach children at neighborhood schools. They will need a portable speaker to bring their tunes to the venue where they are teaching.
A choreography notebook will also come in handy for them to write down routines they are creating.
5. Healthy Snack Box
Zumba gift ideas for energy
Zumba is an amazing cardio workout, meaning participants burn a lot of energy. Help them replenish their vigor with a healthy snack basket.
Another option is a fruit and nut gift basket. These come with dried fruits to replenish vitamins and nuts for proteins needed to build muscle.
You can even make your own gift basket for them with an assortment of protein bars.
6. Deep Tissue Massager
Zumba Christmas gifts
No matter how much they work out, they still may develop sore muscles at times. This year give them a deep tissue massager for a holiday gift. This way they can work out the kinks when they arise.
They can’t always be bouncing around at top speed. When it’s time to relax, give them an aromatherapy diffuser for a calming vibe.
Can’t choose between gifts for sore muscles or relaxation? Then a spa gift basket will make the perfect Zumba related gift. A soak in the tub is both relaxing AND great for sore muscles.
7. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
Cool Zumba gifts to bring to class
They need to stay hydrated during a workout, right? What better way to replenish water and vitamins than with a water bottle that absorbs vitamins from fruits placed in the central core?
They will definitely be working up a sweat. A cooling towel will help them prevent becoming overheated.
My son did cross country for several years. I kept a towel in my car to place on his seat so it wouldn’t get wet with sweat. While a cooling towel is great during class, give them a personalized Zumba gift by having a towel customized with their name to keep in their vehicle.
8. Weighted Gloves
Best gifts for zumba lovers
To increase their workout, give them a pair of weighted gloves. Adding one to two pounds will really add to their upper body strength.
You can also give them a pair of ankle weights to build leg muscle. It is important to add to a workout to maintain the effect it has on the body. These weights can be used for other fitness activities as well, such as running or pilates.
Zumba toning sticks can be used instead of weighted gloves. While weighted gloves allow the hands freedom to move, toning sticks need to be gripped like dumbbells. However, these have the benefit of being able to set them aside during part of the workout. Which to get? It really depends on the person’s preference. Why not give them both?
9. Fitness Tracker
Best Zumba gifts for stocking stuffers
Since Zumba is an intense cardio workout. They will benefit from a fitness tracker to monitor heart rate and blood pressure. Although exercise is important, overexertion can be dangerous for some people. This will help them stay at the optimum fitness level without going overboard.
A headband fits snuggly into a holiday stocking. It makes a practical gift for keeping sweat out of their eyes during their fitness routine. If you’ve ever got sweat in your eyes during a workout, you know how much that stings!
For a fun Zumba gift, give them a bracelet with bells for extra jingle while working out.