Zumba Fitness offers facilities the opportunity to host Zumba Instructor Trainings. The instructor trainings are presented by an Education Specialist (Trainer).

01 There is no fee to the facility to host an instructor training.

02 There is no money exchange between a hosting facility and Zumba Fitness, LLC unless special arrangements have been previously arranged in writing.

03 There is no monthly fee for a facility to use the Zumba name, as long as the instructors have been trained by Zumba Fitness, LLC and maintains a current certificate. There is an optional program that instructors frequently join in order to receive continuing education, music, choreography, marketing support, ideas, networking, etc. This will be explained in full at the instructor training. It is optional.

04 Instructor trainings are scheduled a minimum of 10 weeks in advance. Example: reserve date in September for December workshop. However, more notice is preferred.

05 Instructor Training Hours: One-Day instructor trainings are usually held on a Saturday or Sunday 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration or 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Workshop Therefore any classes normally held on those days will need to be canceled. Some exceptions can be made. Talk to your Education Specialist (Trainer).

06 Host facility will receive one FREE Zumba instructor training registration. The free person should be available to help with: set up the night before, registration in the morning, and break down at the end of the day, plus any other facility needs during the instructor training day. The Education Specialist (Trainer) will register this FREE person. This person does not register online. (Depending on the type of workshop hosted, the FREE person may be required to be an existing Zumba instructor or ZIN member. Your trainer will explain this to you.)

07 The host must provide 3 helpers (usually the free person and 2 others) for the night before the instructor training (for set up) and 3-4 helpers on the morning (usually from around 7:00-9:00am) for registration.

08 The Education Specialist (Trainer) will provide the facility with a flyer to distribute. Host facility must help in marketing the instructor training by networking with local and regional contacts, facilities, gyms, as well as area instructors.

09 A group discount is available for 10 or more attendees for Basic 1 and Gold instructor trainings. Attendees must register at the same time to receive the group discount. Work with your Education Specialist (Trainer) to arrange this group rate. All group registrants go through the Education Specialist (Trainer), not the online registration. There are no group rates for Basic 2, Toning, Zumbatomic, Aqua or other instructor trainings

10 Individuals not in the group will register for the instructor training by going to www.zumba.com.

11 Zumba Fitness reserves the right to cancel any instructor training up to 7 (seven) days of the training date due to extenuating circumstances that may arise or if there is a lack of interest/registrants.

12 Once a host has committed to a training date, the host is expected to make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. In extenuating circumstances, if the host is unable to provide the stated facility, the host will provide Zumba Fitness with an alternative venue of equal size in the local area.

13 The Education Specialist (Trainer) will need 4-5 tables on the evening before the instructor training to set up registration and other needs. For Zumba Gold instructor trainings, chairs are needed for the “chair workout” segment (approx. 20-25 chairs) and a white wall space or screen is needed to project the presentation. A large trash can is always recommended to help keep your room clean.

14 The Education Specialist (Trainer) will run all the processes. All registrations and money are handled through the Education Specialist (Trainer) and the Zumba Website. However, the Education Specialist (Trainer) will need an active Group Exercise Director (or some contact some contact person at the facility) to help with “getting the word out,” setting up, making sure all processes run smoothly, etc.

15 Zumba Fitness offers the following Instructor Trainings:

  • Basic Steps Level 1: No prerequisites to attend this instructor training.
  • Basic Steps Level 2: Must be a current Zumba Instructor to attend. This is a more advanced Basic program to take Zumba Instructor skills to the next level.
  • Zumba Gold: No prerequisites to attend this instructor training. This is a specialty training for instructors who want to specialize their classes to focus on seniors, fitness beginners, disabled or injured/recovering exercisers.
  • Zumba Toning: Must be a ZIN member to attend this training. Specialty class including light weights that shake like maracas.
  • Zumbatomic: Must be a ZIN member to attend this training. Specialty class focusing on Kids.
  • Aqua Zumba: Must be a ZIN member to attend this training. Specialty class applying the Zumba Formula to the water.