October 8, 2009

Do you Zumba?

Until today, my answer to that question was no. A friend from my other exercise classes told me how great Zumba was and that I should give it a go. So, today I let go of my inhibitions (because you have to in this class) and let it shake, shimmy and salsa.

Zumba is a Latin dance based exercise class. The music is great, very dancy and just really good. Our instructor's name is Cass, but I think she should change it to motor butt or swivel hips or Caffeinated, because she is all that and a bag of sliced fresh fruit (she doesn't look like she eats chips). The moves were fairly simple and the time flew by. It was like doing a huge group dance with a bunch of strangers, mostly women and the lone man. Gotta give it up to the lone man.

BTW, this isn't my class, but it is a really good representation - and they even have the lone man.

So will Zumba be a repeat class for me? Hard to say right now. I was really sweaty after class and there were times of maximum heart rate, but I am not sure. I think I will give it a few more tries before I cast my vote.


muggins mahooney said...

My neighbor loves to go to Zumba. She looks great, so it must work.

Lael said...

Holy Latin Dance! I could never never do that. No coordination. That would go on my list along with kick-boxing and break-dance exercising ... that just ain't my cup of tea. But it looks like fun, and I can totally picture you gettin' jiggy.

Kyle and Serene Hardy said...

That is so funny...I tried Zumba on Halloween for the first time and haven't returned. I found out that I really am a 'white girl', and cant move my hips like that. I guess I keep to cycling! Good luck!