Friday, April 9, 2010

Zumba Dance Fevaaah

I have never been what one would call 'graceful.' I have never been the star ballerina (despite desperately wishing I had the kind of talent that warranted being able to wear a tutu on a regular basis); In fact, I have enough trouble walking without tripping myself. Fortunately (for my own sake) I have a fairly good sense of humor about it and have oft compared my dancing style to that of Seinfeld's Elaine. For everyone's sake (and safety), I avoid dancing at weddings, parties and other social functions.

I am, however always up for a good workout. In fact, before having a child, I was a 7-day-a-week gym fanatic. Never the less, I no longer have time (or energy, or the major $$$ it costs to own a gym membership here) and have been looking for an alternative. Needless to say, when I heard about the Zumba dance workout, I was intrigued but hesitant to try it. After all, I am only an amazing singer/dancer *in my head* when I am alone and have my ipod on! Dancing in front of people is a whole different ball of wax! What if everyone was super coordinated and I just looked like a huge Jello jiggler (the likes of which Bill Cosby has never seen)?!

I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try it anyway. To my surprise, I LOVED it. It was fun, upbeat and was a great cardio workout (without the dullness of an ellyptical machine and skeevy gym guys). And while I couldn't quite master all the moves (I have hopes that that will change over time), I took a look around and found that everyone..well, almost everyone.. looked just as silly as me and were having just as much fun!

Love it! Can't wait to go back again this week!

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  1. I have heard of Zumba and the craze with it, but I honestly have no idea what it is. And frankly, because everyone loves it so much, I wonder if it will live up to all the hype.

  2. Well, it was a better workout than I ever got working with a personal trainer, but I guess time will tell!

  3. I was TERRIBLE at Zumba. :shudders:


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