I am not a convert.
My only complaint is that the instructor didn't talk at all and was shorter than I am. Since it was my first time, naturally I gravitated to the back of the room and couldn't see what was going on. I'm not sure if it's normal to not have any instruction, but I am not a fan.
Besides, although Zumba is the new craze, it certainly isn't anything new.
I'm sure this wasn't totally the beginning, but it was for my lifetime. I did find a video tape of Sweating to the Oldies just recently as my family has started to deep clean before the big move. The only thing different is the type of music.
And who could forget Jazzercise. Did you know there are still classes today?
My personal favorite was MTV's the Grind. I owned the workout video and could still do 90% of the dance today. So could many of my friends in middle/high school that back in the day, we used to bust out into the dance during school dances. We were SO cool.
I love to dance. I was truly hoping that I'd go into Zumba and walk out loving it. But I don't. I don't suspect I'll go to another class. At least I tried, to those who love it, keep rocking out, I however will stick to running and Yoga and maybe a kickboxing class if I can find it.