Saturday, July 11, 2009


I went to my very first Zumba class this morning. It was only two days ago that I learned what Zumba was. Why does it take me so long to hear about something that has evidently been a "craze" for going on three years now?

I like aerobics classes, but the ones at our local "Y" don't fit my schedule. I don't mind doing aerobics to a DVD or video, but I get bored doing the same ones over and over.

Last year I took a few cardio dance classes at the "Y", and I liked those. Even though I don't have hinges where the instructor evidently did. I was doing a search online for "cardio dance" the other day, thinking I might stumble upon a routine that was easy enough to follow.

I kept coming up with things called "Zumba."

Note: This is NOT the class I went to today.

I like it because it's exercise, but you don't FEEL like you're exercising. It's more like you're dancing at a party. Where everyone else knows the steps better than you. And they've had more tequila. And they know you're a Latin impostor.

Another thing I like about it is that it's not just for women. You can see a guy or two in the video, and there was a whole family in my class this morning: mom, dad, and teenage son.

Hey Maggie, here's a challenge for you. You go to a Zumba class, and I'll go to a spin class. Deal?

Now if I can only learn how to shake some of those parts ON PURPOSE.


Maggie said...

That's exercise?????? Really?!? OMG- that looks like so much fun and I... I can actually move like that, and I love dancing so... I accept your challenge! I have my first spinning class this coming Wednesday (I was off by a week) and the Zumba classes at our local Y start the first week of Aug- so I can spin one day and Zumba the next. Hey, I'll try anything at least once!

Bragger said...

Damn. That means now I HAVE to go to a spinning class. If I can only find one where the instructor doesn't SHOUT. We could hear her through the wall and over our music this morning.