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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 28:Awesome- I could do this in public! Without ridicule!

Original Zumba Photo by: gymsoap.com/ blog/tag/zumba/
Note: I did not take this picture, this was NOT my class

It's sort of like a rave or maybe a music festival—  without the hallucinogens.
Tonight was my first Zumba class. My friend and I went on a whim after @ShoottheMoon convinced me that it was so much fun. Her words probably describe it better than mine: "It is dance fitness, a combination of latin dance and aerobics. real answer: THE MOST FUN U CAN HAVE @ GYM"

I totally agree- It really, really is!

It's a class where you can dance and smile and have a good time. And it really doesn't matter what you look like because the steps change seem to change every 5 seconds. And honestly, no one else knew what they were doing either.
The instructor reminded me a little of a "lot kid". Honestly, It was sort of odd. She was dressed like a break dancer, orange shoes, orange pants and neon colored bracelets and hoop earrings. I wasn't sure if she was going to whip my ass in shape or sell me doses in the parking lot. I didn't have a lot time to think about it because within seconds of the music starting people were dancing- full body dancing. And without reservation. 
My first thought was, "wow... I do this all the time- but usually in my closet or when no one is looking. HA!" What a realization!!! Awesome- I could do this in public!!!! Without ridicule!
You would think I would have felt extremely silly. But after the instructor said "everybody moves differently... we aren't trying to be perfect here." It was like a free for all. I felt like Phoebe (from Friends) when she would go running all wild arms flailing. In case you have no clue what I am talking about: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfaztVg4kaA)

It was so different then any other fitness class— I enjoyed it! I wasn't watching the clock the whole time- It was so much fun! And it was THE BEST workout I've had in a LONG time.
 I am SURE I will be going again & I encourage you to go if you have never been.

See ya lighter!

Just curious....have you taken a Zumba class? what did YOU think?


  1. i havent taken one but i want too!!!!

    my gym has a Hip Hop class where we basically learn an entire dance routine. it's my favorite and I take it every Saturday!

  2. That makes me want to take one. Dont think I woould have any luck here in good ole Northern Ireland!
    Well done for not being shy!

  3. Zumba is awesome! Especially when you find the right instructor! I've been doing Zumba for over a year and it has helped me to lose almost 50 lbs. Everyone should be Zumbafied!