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How To Choose A Sports Bra For Zumba

Updated on November 30, 2014

Choosing The Best Sports Bra For Zumba

So which is the best sports bra for zumba?

Choosing the right sports bra for your Zumba class is essential. Whether you are bigger breasted or small breasted it is still important to choose the right bra. Most Zumba classes are fairly active, with spins, shimmy's and spins, and can be high impact so you will need a bra with a decent level of support. Getting the correct support for your chest is important to prevent strain on the breasts, painful and sore breasts, stretch marks and sagging later in life. It is also much more comfortable to do Zumba when your breasts are correctly supported, you will enjoy it more.

Comfort is of the utmost importance as is durability of the bra.The bra should fit snugly and and fully cup your breasts without any overspill. There is a video about how to check your bra fits properly further down this article.

I teach Zumba and I have tried several different sports bras. Here I review several of the best, to help you choose the right one for you.


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Nike Women's Pro Compression Sports Bra

The bra that I use MOST OFTEN when I teach my Zumba classes is a compression bra. They work brilliantly by gently compressing the breasts to prevent movement. Of all the bras I have tried this one gives me the best support and feels the most comfortable to do my Zumba classes in. To be honest I was a little skeptical at first. I had never tried a compression bra before, I was used to underwired ones. I didn't think it could offer the same support having no wire, also I wasn't sure about the idea of squashing the breasts. However it isn't really like that. It's more that they hold the breasts into your body, and prevent movement. And now I prefer this bra over all the other high support bras I have.

Nike offers stylish sports bras with good support and a range of vibrant colors to choose from, as well as the standard black. They are also reasonably priced.

No Bounce Full Support Sport Bra - A supportive bra for zumba dancing

I really like this sports bra. It's ideal for those with bigger breasts who need extra support. If this is your main concern, then this is bra for you! It is perfect for dancing and it is comfortable. It can take a little longer to put on and take off. Although it says to hand wash I don't, although obviously for best results it is advisable to follow the manufacturer's guidance.

Moving Comfort Women's Bra - Another great sports bra for zumba!

This bra is seamless and good for high impact exercise, so it is ideal for a class and you won't feel uncomfortable dancing hard and jumping if you want to. Moving Comfort bras also offer good support and a pretty range of colors! I like these ones because in the summer you could wear them as a top, without anything over the top, if you wanted to. It sure gets hot and sticky at Zumba class in the summer.

More Options For Optimal Support At Your Zumba Class

These ones are also shock absorber style - wireless and use compression to support your breasts, like the Nike one. These ones have excellent reviews and come highly recommended.

Shock Absorber Women's Ultimate Gym Sports Bra
Shock Absorber Women's Ultimate Gym Sports Bra

A slightly different shape for lower cut tops.


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Great Sports Bras For Your Class

Some more good choices which will work for high impact.

Glamorise Women's Active Comfort Wrap Sport Bra
Glamorise Women's Active Comfort Wrap Sport Bra

This one is ideal if you like to wear v neck tops for your Zumba class, whilst still offering support. It also has stretchable cups, so is ideal for bigger breasts.

Wacoal Women's Underwire Sport Bra
Wacoal Women's Underwire Sport Bra

A simple and effective sports bra offering lots of support, with wires.


3-pack, Spaghetti Strap Sport Bras, ...

The Fruit of the Loom sports bras give lighter support, so these are OK for people with much smaller breasts. They are really soft and comfortable. They launder well and are very good value for money. I love the colors.

How To Check Your Sports Bra Fits!

Comfort is key

Remember a bra needs to fit well to be effective.

Love Zumba Stuff? Then You Will Love These Zumba Sports Bras!

Zumbawear is colorful - I just love it. The clothes are high quality and wear well, and although I have not personally tried one of the sports bras from the Zumbawear collection, I have heard good things about them and read good reviews, so I decided to include them here.

Want Some Colored? Try One Of These For Your Zumba Class!

Here are some colorful options if you like your bras to look nice!

What Is The Best Sports Bra For Zumba?

Often when my customers first come to one of my classes they will ask me "do you really need a sports bra for Zumba?" and the answer is always YES, you do! Definitely.

Then they will often ask me which is the best sports bra for zumba and they want me to recommend one. Obviously you will need a different bra depending on your shape, the size of your breasts and your priorities. And to answer all the questions my customers ask I decided to write this article.

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    • abrodech profile image

      Anya Brodech 3 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Walmart is a good place to inexpensive/reasonably priced sports bra for Zumba.

      I love Zumba and I go every week, but I've never put that much thought into what kind of a sports bra I wear because I've been fortunate enough not to have a chest that flies around all over the place. I do understand the need for having a good sports bra if you have a larger chest or troublesome twins that won't stay in place.

      Either way, it's important that you're wearing the right clothes and shoes so you can focus on the Zumba and not your wardrobe when you're in class!


      Anya, fellow Zumba enthusiast

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      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      @tracy4 lm: Thank you.

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      tracy4 lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Sorry i can't really comment on the bra part because I've never worn one before.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      Great selection here I take a zumba class every week and know just how important it is to have a good sports bra with gat support in it for all of the dancing. Thanks so much for sharing this nice lens!

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      PenguinGirl111 5 years ago

      @malikaehf: Hello. Yes a tried to get a good selection as different people need different types of support!


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      PenguinGirl111 5 years ago

      @SuzieJames: Yes I think it is so important to have the right sports bra! Thanks Suzie.

    • malikaehf profile image

      malikaehf 5 years ago

      You've got a very nice collection of zumba sport bras here :)

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      SuzieJames 5 years ago

      Nice selection of sports bras..and and important subject you can't always get good product options for. Much appreciated!