I have to admit I am a fitness junkie. I also have to admit that I get bored easily and have to change things up to keep myself moving. A week ago a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to join a Zumba class with her. Although I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into I was looking to join a class for the fall and why not join with one of my BFF’s?? At the very least, it would be good for at least a few laughs.
And laugh we did! Last night we showed up after rushing on the fly to fill out our forms and speed walk the few blocks to the class because we were bound and determined to burn extra calories. Yeah, we are hard core!! Out of breath, we signed in and realized that we left our forms on the stairs. So much for being organized! As the class before us finished up I did my usual size up of the competition. Women of all ages were lined up along the wall waiting for the class to start. Most in yoga pants but no spandex or flashdance inspired get ups so I thought I’d be ok. After all I did take ballet when I was five!!
Enter Carlos, our instructor. Orange MC Hammer pants, back tank top and white fedora. This guy looked serious. What did I get myself into?!?
Tab and I looked at each other and cracked up, each of us wondering how we were going to pull it off. But as the music got cranked and the tempo picked up, it was easy to get into the swing of things as we joined together in one big dance party.
An hour flew by and we both left red faced and sweating. For anyone wanting a good cardio workout that’s loads of fun – this is it!! Although at times we couldn’t see Crazy Carlos it was really all about feeling the music and getting your groove on. As I looked around the room at different times there wasn’t a face that wasn’t beaming. How awesome is that?
So it’s simple. I’ve got the Zumba bug – I can’t wait for Thursday night!
Summed up, Zumba is a latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, and catchy steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. What started as an accident in 2001 has swept the world by storm – Zumba is truly contagious.
So what are you waiting for? Cardio has never been this fun. Try a Zumba fitness class and dance your way to a healthier you!!!! Best when shared with a friend!