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Zumba – bad for buildings?

By jennybel75 - 25 February 2011 14

The SMH has a nice littlefollow up piece to the DEEWR Zumba story from Senate Estimates this week.

Interesting to think such an issue is worthy of investigation by the Senate.

[ED – One wonders if the Zumba instructors’ husband putting the lie to claims it was Zumba shaking the building had more to do with the ban?]

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Mothy 12:23 pm 20 Jul 11
vg 1:43 pm 26 Feb 11

Gungahlin Al said :

First the legal folk convince management we can’t have a proper gym in our gym room because of “risk”. Then even fitness classes are ruled out. If sedate Zumba is a problem then a Step or Attack class would be sure to have the building mimicking Christchurch.

So we end up with a room used only for yoga and pilates and otherwise remaining an empty waste. Sheesh.

For a supposed super sustainable design, there are a surprising number of stupid mistakes in that building.

Put on a pair of runners and go for a run outside….problem solved

Gungahlin Al 8:01 am 26 Feb 11

First the legal folk convince management we can’t have a proper gym in our gym room because of “risk”. Then even fitness classes are ruled out. If sedate Zumba is a problem then a Step or Attack class would be sure to have the building mimicking Christchurch.

So we end up with a room used only for yoga and pilates and otherwise remaining an empty waste. Sheesh.

For a supposed super sustainable design, there are a surprising number of stupid mistakes in that building.

eq2 3:08 am 26 Feb 11

Same building that collapsed during construction?
http://the-riotact.com/building-collapse-in-civic/9475

olfella 8:35 pm 25 Feb 11

EvanJames said :

If this building was built on the site of the old Silverton Centre, then it is doomed and will fall down (again) soon. is it on the corner of Rudd St?

No

EvanJames 2:46 pm 25 Feb 11

If this building was built on the site of the old Silverton Centre, then it is doomed and will fall down (again) soon. is it on the corner of Rudd St?

KaptnKaos 1:58 pm 25 Feb 11

Kaos has spoken with staff of this building and they still report it shaking, Zumba class or not, some even say the building shakes from heavy Marcus Clarke St traffic.

Maybe the combination of latin american music and duf duf from traffic outside, the building is crying for someone to play something decent.

dtc 12:14 pm 25 Feb 11

The building should be fine now as they have installed three flagpoles (Australian flag, aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait flag)(is it just me or does the last one suggest a somewhat strange image?). Everyone knows flagpoles anchor you to the earth.

Erg0 12:09 pm 25 Feb 11

Not that I necessarily believe the Zumba theory, but for an explanation of the difference between a car park and a dance class have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_resonance

Davo111 12:02 pm 25 Feb 11

Keijidosha said :

There seems to be widespread ignorance (or denial) of the fact that this building suffered a substantial collapse during construction. Surely the building’s structural integrity has to be a contributing factor?

mmmmm everyone knows you’re right. The fact of the matter is that no company will admit that their building is structurally unsafe unless forced to do so. Zumba was an easy target, and people have spread the story because its hilarious.

Zumba involves mostly arm movement, and small side steps – so i cant believe the structural engineers could get away with that one. If it was a military parade it would be more plausible.

Keijidosha 11:50 am 25 Feb 11

There seems to be widespread ignorance (or denial) of the fact that this building suffered a substantial collapse during construction. Surely the building’s structural integrity has to be a contributing factor?

I’ve been in multistory carparks that have negligable vibrations from thousands of tons worth of vehicles pounding on them. I fail to see how a few people basically dancing could cause such problems. There were 1000 people doing Zumba at the NCC recently and the building didn’t collapse!

EvanJames 11:44 am 25 Feb 11

I have visions of a roomful of elephantine women. I wonder if they’ve caused permanent damage to the building?

schmeah 11:35 am 25 Feb 11

but what about the sewage!

MrPC 11:07 am 25 Feb 11

The Age in Melbourne has a very similar, but slightly longer version of this story.

http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/zumba-class-has-office-all-shook-up-20110224-1b73p.html

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