Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I think I have posted before that I am NOT, in any way, shape or form, a dancer.  Despite dance lessons from the ages of 4-12, and again in college and grad school.  Not only am I not a dancer, I AM a klutz.  I literally trip over my own 2 feet.  I even trip over things that aren't there!  Thank goodness that a lot of Pilates is done lying down; there's nowhere to fall!
Recently, though, I'd been hearing a LOT about Zumba.  We have classes at the gyms where I teach, a Zumba studio opened up nearby, and all of my clients talk about it.  How fun it is.  And, of course, there are the infomercials.  And you know I LOVE me a fitness DVD infomercial!  Heck, I even watched the one for The Firm Wave the other day, even though I'm not a big fan of The Firm (klutz, remember?).  But I find the infomercials hugely entertaining.
Well, the good news is, my sister-in-law WON a free Zumba DVD-plus-firming sticks (basically VERY lightweight maracas-FUN!) package and SHE GAVE IT TO ME!!!!!  There are 5 workouts plus an instructional DVD.  I did one workout on Monday.  And another last night.
And I think I'm addicted.
It is so much fun!  And even I, klutzoid of the year, can do it.  They make it very easy to follow along, and I don't feel NEARLY as spazzy as I thought I would.  Plus, did I mention that it's fun?  The time goes by very quickly.  I have to make some of the moves low impact right now, but who cares?  My heart is beating, sweat is pouring, and I don't have to worry about smashing into anyone else 'cause I'm home.
And it's the perfect level for me right now.  ("Insanity" is on the back burner: it's WAAAAAAY too intense right now!)

BTW, I got a new job with 3 more classes!!!!!!! One of my interviews from last week, at the brand new studio.  We're gonna start with these 3 classes, see how it goes, and either add more a or move the classes around, if need be.  As for the other place, the one right nearby, well, they're interested, but they need more time from me than I give give right now.  I hate to do things half-a#$ed, so I may just try to get in as a sub right now, see if that works.  I'm also offering demos at the JCC.  So if everything turns permamnent, I could be teaching 14 classes a week.

Anyway, if you have a chance to try Zumba, I say go for it. 

That is all.


Geosomin said...

That sounds like way too much fun.
I already like dancing around like a monkey...I'll have to save up my pennies...:)

Charlotte said...

Congrats on the additional classes!! It's 'cause you rock:) And ZUMBA IS SO FUN!!! I love it. Loooove it.