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Polykinetics: The Zumba™ of Mental Health

Updated: Feb 15


They say, if you want to be successful, than find someone who has the same type of success you're wanting and then emulate what they do. The funny thing is that throughout my research, the closest methodology I could find to PARALLEL my level of aspiring success......Zumba.


Yep, the cult-classic Latino inspired booty shaking dance-workout is, at the corporate business level, the exact type of global success I think of when I see the realms of possibility for Polykinetics. And if it weren't for a few small details, Zumba would have been well on its way of making Polykinetics completely obsolete. Well....luckily for me and a little less awesome for Zumbateers, the workout phenomenon fell short. Their downsides obviously hasn't hindered their popularity or corporate success in any way, shape or form, but yet, it leaves a space wide open for people like me to slide right into home plate with Polykientics, after stealing 2nd and 3rd.

The following will come off as attacking Zumba, however, I'm simply pointing out the few stark differences between the two.


Please note---I will always feel in my heart that any kind of safe and effective exercise is better than no exercise at all, so please don't let the following deter you from trying new things in the wonderful world of fitness, including Polykientics.


Let's get started.....

  • Zumba only caters to Latin style music and Latin dance moves.

Now this is great if you have experience in Latin dancing or just have a passion for it, but if you don't, than Zumba automatically becomes one of the least desired workout classes you can take since they don't support any other music styles or exercise moves, even the ones essential to building long-lasting health benefits

  • Zumba over saturated their own industry with "pay to pass" certifications

I understand what they were wanting to do, they had great intentions, but their quest for "inclusion" has led to more than 100,000 "certified instructors" many with little to no other training experience or formal fitness-related education.


  • Zumba carries hidden dangers due to minimally experienced instructors and overcrowding

According to an article published in The New York Times, "Zumba Away But Avoid Injury", it states, "Ankle sprains, hamstring injuries, muscle spasms and calf injuries are the most common Zumba-related injuries treated at the clinic. “The brief warm- ups and lateral movements in Zumba can create conditions of instability,” said Mr. Luke Bongiorno.

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