Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zumba

I finally made it back to Wednesday afternoon yoga.  I'm not a particular fan of this instructor, but the time is convenient and I was dying to get a good relaxing stretch.  Per usual, the instructor was obsessed with downward dogs, she is unaware that there are over 100 different options she could have used instead, but moving on.  Afterclass I went up the the weight room, where the weight machines weren't very busy.  It has been a long while since I've made any effort to lift anything other than food or the baby that was often in the path of the monster preschooler I babysat.  I went through the circuit and even did some abs, which I KNOW I haven't done since last May.  I decided that I still wanted to get some cardio in, but wasn't feeling in the mood for a date with the treadmill or any of the machines so I decided I would try the Zumba class.  I was, after all a dancer for 14 years.

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.  
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And who could forget Jazzercise.  Did you know there are still classes today?

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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.


1 comment:

  1. Haha! I TOTALLY grew up doing Sweatin' to the Oldies with my mom. Now every time I hear a song from one of those videos, I'm reminded of Richard Simmons. I haven't tried Zumba...but I have no real desire to.

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