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.