Back in the day, like WAAAAYYYYYY back in the day, prior to marriage and during my mid-20′s, I considered myself a Latin dancing superstar not really- in my head I danced way better than I did in real life.
Regardless, my girlfriends and I would regularly visit our favorite salsa dancing club and tear up the dance floor FOR HOURS. I would always return home from those evenings, soaked with sweat and the next morning I would wake up with sore butt muscles, sore hips and sore calves. Some mornings it literally felt like my entire body had been run over by a Mack truck.
I loved it. Obviously. I kept doing it over and over, every weekend!
Some brilliant genius has taken the Latin moves of the dance floor and turned it into a fitness class called Zumba I wish I had thought of this- I could be a millionaire now!. A few months ago, I finally attended a Zumba class at my gym. I shimmied what God gave me, my heart rate skyrocketed, and I made a complete fool of myself as I bee-bopped to Spanish tunes, some hip hop, and all kinds of international tunes.
The next morning, my entire body hurt. All over.
Don’t let anyone tell you that Zumba isn’t a real workout, because it is. I can’t remember how many calories I burned, but I do know that I worked up a great sweat, my heart beat fast, I worked my entire body and most importantly, I laughed my ass at while looking at myself in the gym mirrors dancing.
It was so much fun.
You may be thinking to yourself: I don’t have rhythm, my body can’t learn those moves, I look ridiculous. THROW those thoughts away. The point of Zumba is to have fun and to get moving, your entire body moving. It doesn’t matter if you are doing the steps in the correct order and it doesn’t matter if you can’t gyrate your hips like the instructor. The only thing that matters is that you enjoy yourself and MOVE.
So get going- go Zumba!
Click here to see what Zumba looks like (scroll down and click “play” on the video)
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Category: Fitness, Fitness Friday, Lisa, Uncategorized