Thank you to those who commented on last week’s piece. So fun to share and get excited about your fitness journey, isn’t it?
As you know, I am the Zumba stringer for this site. Zumba is a dance fitness program based on Latin and world rhythms invented by Colombian dancer/ choreographer Beto Perez in the mid 90’s. I’m going to repeat this until the whole world can say it back to me and until the whole world shows up at a class in one of thoses skirt with those jangly little coins and shakes till they sweat.
… Okay, I will give my guy readers a pass on the skirts.
Even though I talk about Zumba to anyone who will listen, some are still confused. My mom exclaimed, “I’m not a dancer. I won’t get the moves.” Hmm, shows how well Mom listens….haha.
Zumba is NOT just for dancers. Zumba is NOT just for girls. Zumba is NOT just for outgoing, spastic people.
Then, who IS Zumba for? EVERYONE that wants to ‘ditch the workout and join the party.’ That’s their tagline. You DO have to like music and having fun. Jangly coined skirt optional.
As I shared in my innagural article, I have been a fitness freak for upwards of 15 years— working out every single day. Some days, I viewed it as a drudgery, till Zumba came along. I started attending regular classes in early 2010 and in August, I myself went for Instructor Training. As I type, I am choreographing routines in my head and preparing my song list to teach my first class, which will happen in the next week or so. I’m glad to have you all with me for this exciting time.
In the meantime, check out www.Zumba.com if you think you would like to see if there’s a class near you.
Enjoy this visual of people of ALL shapes and sizes (and not necesarily ‘dancers’) having a blast while —oh yea– working out!
Have a GREAT week!