To me, Zumba is feminine.
At my health club, on one side, you have to walk past the competitive fitness activities to get to the studio.
You have to walk past the macho basketball players to go into a room with WOMEN.
On the other side, you have to walk past the competitive racquetball players and squash players, with a manly, mixed martial arts class behind the squash court.
To make it worse, you're a man in a class with dance music--and it has nothing to do with dancing with women to date and become a father, or to get a girl. You're emasculated. I'm from a different generation. For decades, when a man went somewhere where dance music was playing, it was about getting your manhood on.
I might think it was okay if the Zumba teacher was a man and it was a men's only Zumba class (like basketball or outdoor all-men sports). But to be emasculated by a female Zumba professional, hell no.
When I look at a guy in a Zumba class, I think, go to a real dance club and let a woman know you've got the Tom Jones sexuality of a real man.
Dance music has been a social activity in my life not a prison yard of individuals into fitness. It is a sad state of what dance music used to be. You don't even dance together, you dance isolated in rows, with no social good vibes.