For those of you who may not know what Zumba is, it’s a workout that incorporates dancing. You basically dance for an hour, or however long your class is, and it is a total blast. Don’t worry about making an ass out of yourself, everyone does at first. I’m not perfect by any means and I have a dance history, but as long as you have fun with what you are doing, that’s all that matters! Seriously, give it a try, you won’t regret it. You can also modify the moves to your level. Our instructor is really good about showing us different variations of the moves for beginners and for those that have bad knees or hips, it can be modified to fit you. I think that makes it even more awesome. I try to do the levels they are at but I’m still trying to get the basic footwork down, but as a goal is to be able to do the moves flawlessly. That would be awesome.
I will warn you however, the class is addicting. I wish I could do it every day, it is seriously that fun. I also have this need to blast music when I’m at home, good thing the roommates haven’t been home when I’ve been getting back, because it’s so good to feel the music even after the class is over. I feel like I have found a brand new me with this class, a person who isn’t afraid to have fun and be herself in front of a bunch of strangers. I don’t feel the need to be perfect and put on my game face when I’m doing Zumba. I think that is one thing that has greatly helped me as well. It has also given me a confidence boost, and for that the class is irreplaceable.
With the Zumba I have also noticed I want to workout more, even if it’s just running on the elliptical. I find myself starting to crave the workout and the satisfaction that comes from working hard. I’ve been addicted to Pintrest lately and the Fitness section, so many motivational quotes and pictures on there. They inspire me daily to get my butt to the gym and work for what I want. If you haven’t checked out Pintrest you definitely should, get inspired!
Now my challenge for you is to try something new! Whether it be Zumba, yoga, Pilates, kick boxing or whatever new challenge you want to take on! I really want to try yoga as well.