My gym has multiple locations around Manhattan and the gym near my apartment offers a Zumba class on Saturday mornings, so I took it a few months ago. The class was full and the teacher was cool. Based on what everyone had said to me about Zumba, I was prepared to leave the class panting, but that was not the case. 30 minutes into the class I hadn’t even broken a sweat.
“Maybe it’s because you’re a dancer,” one of my girlfriends suggested. “You trained in tap, jazz and hip hop for so long… maybe its just not challenging for you?”
I wrote Zumba off as overrated.
Then 2 weeks ago, I was working out at a different gym location and I caught a glimpse of another Zumba class with a completely different teacher. That class looked HARD! so I made a note to give Zumba a second chance. Last weekend, I took my second Zumba class and Oh. My. Gosh! I got the best workout ever! (aside from the pooting)
I loved that it was constant movement for the entire class. When I take traditional dance classes we spend 20-30 minutes learning the routine and that doesn’t elevate my heart rate as much as I’d like. Because of the way Zumba works, there’s no time to slow down… I love that!
I guess my first Zumba experience was with a low-level instructor or something… because my second Zumba class has me hooked! As a matter of fact, I’m going to take a class tonight!
P.S. I lost 1 pound this week…
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