Hey Fitness Lovers!

My name is Jasmin and I own a health club here in Connecticut. The most common question that we get is about footwear for our Zumba and spinning classes.

There are so many options that shoe shopping can be absolutely maddening, especially for someone as indecisive as myself. After talking with dozens of instructors, talking to hundreds of dancers, and by drawing from my own personal experience, I was able to whittle it down to just 10 ten pairs of sneakers that I would recommend for each type of exercise. You can find the list here for Zumba shoes and here you can find the list for spinning shoes. And here is our newest list for Parkour.

I also get asked a lot if sneakers made specifically for these workouts are really a necessary evil. I used to wear cross trainers myself to just about every class. I didn't believe the hype about the spin spot and lateral support until I was given a pair of Ryka Influence for Christmas. I couldn't believe how much easier it was to workout in them compared to my cross trainers. Here's why I recommend that everyone gets a pair of dedicated Zumba dance sneakers.

Before you leave make sure you leave us a comment telling us about your favorite footwear for Zumba and spinning. I'd love to read about them and learn why you think that they are the best.