Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I've Been Zumba'd


So have you guys heard of this new fitness craze that's sweeping the nation? It's called Zumba. It's kind of like an aerobics class but the focus is on dancing. It's a mixture of latin dance, salsa, merengue', samba, hip hop, belly dancing and whatever else thrown in for good measure.

My former workout partner and I quit the gym right about the same time. It's been awhile ago. She had good reason. She got pregnant. Me? Well, I just got lazy. But since I finally hired someone else to split the hours at my second job, I now have 3 free evenings a week. So workout partner convinced me that it was time to drag my lazy arse back to the gym. She went on and on about this Zumba thing. Oh yeah... and her kid is now about 8 months old. So that tells you how long it's been since I hit the gym, right?

I was a little apprehensive at first. I've gained some weight. I'm way out of shape compared to where I was then. And I was totally convinced that I'd look like an idiot in this class. Well, the great thing is that most of the people in the class look like idiots! But nobody cares cuz we're all having so much fun!! If you like to dance, you have to try it. I didn't say you had to be able to dance well....but just be willing to attempt it.

This class will kick your ass! But it's so much fun you don't realize how hard you're working and before you know it, the hour is over. And it'll work you. We're all dripping with sweat when we leave. Even the cute little Barbie doll chicks who workout everyday are sweating their fake boobies off by the end of class.

I love it! I'm completely hooked. And it's working because the scale is finally moving in the right direction again. So go Zumba! I highly recommend it.

30 comments:

Carla said...

Looks like fun. Where do you take your classes?

Janet said...

It looks like so much fun! I would love to try it!

Kelli said...

You go Zumba girl!! Looks like fun!!

OziMum said...

Sounds fantastic! I can't dance for crap... well maybe I can, but I'm always, so worried what people will think, I rarely do it!

GO KRISTA! Shakin' that a$$!

Yes, Minister... said...

That sounds fun! I think I could do that :D

tracy said...

I'd love to look like an idiot with you! That sounds like a blast of a workout! I'll have to check that out.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

WOW... Sounds like fun..if I could just get my lazy butt up to do something...Not that I sit all day..
Have a great day..
Kim

Doris & Dan said...

I took a class at the Y that sounds just like that but not with any particular name. A great workout indeed.

Keep smilin!

Robin said...

I'll have to check our local Y to see if they have anything like that. sounds like fun and something that would keep you motivated.

Congrats on getting that scale to move in the right direction!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Sounds great! I recently bought the DVD workout but haven't tried it ou yet. Now I know I need to :)

Wendy said...

Sounds like it would kick my butt but it does look like it would be fun. ANything to get out of the same old routine!

wzgirl said...

Rock on with your bad self - what a fun way to get your exercise on!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

That sounds like so much fun and it wioould have to be to get me to do it. I will check into it. I have to start doing something soon

kris said...

Dude I am so looking into this. Can you hold a class in GA for us?
(And start praying I can make it, having NO luck finding a dog sitter).

Mariah said...

My gym offers the Zumba class but I am afraid to try it. Maybe I will give it a shot..hey it could at least be a good abdominal workout...when I can't stop laughing at myself!!

C.J. said...

Sounds like fun. I have a lot of patients into it. I'm one of those solitary exercise types though so I'll keep humpin' the elliptical. Hey, I once had 'Pole Katz' ...all you woulda needed was the pole ;0)

Mark & Michelle said...

Never heard of it - I am thinking I am going to have to check it out. If it is something that is going to get me moving again...

M3 said...

Oh man, I'm so unhip I've never even heard of it. :-( Have fun with your class - sounds awesome.

Kathy and Joel said...

Good for you!!! I would never be coordinated enough to even attempt it (seriously...I would hurt someone) but it looks like fun!

Jill and Jaap said...

ohh I want to try it! I like the Yoga Booty Ballet---and I love dancing-so this would b right up my alley!

Noemi said...

That looks like so much fun. I need to check it out...

Donna said...

A friend of mine is a Zumba instructor and is always trying to get me to join. I just don't have the time (I know...lame excuse, but it's true.) It sounds like a blast though!

Lisa and Doug said...

That sounds fantastic! Actually a fun workout!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

It does look like fun and it is right up there with pole dancing. Get your head outta the gutter now...

Made in China said...

OMG! I have to have this!!!!

Daniella said...

sounds fun even though I would probably look like a spaz. Will check it out when I get home. Have a wonderful weekend.

a&mg said...

It is the best feeling ever to find an exercise or fitness routine that you love! That's awesome. Now if I could just find mine...

Shannon said...

That sounds like so much fun! Maybe they could teach this white girl some rythm!

Shandra said...

I like the class but I wish it did not have to watch myself do it!!

Kristen said...

I wish I had the "guts" to try something like that.. it sounds like fun!!