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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!
Luzanne

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

3 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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