Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I'm just back from my very first Zumba class and people, if you haven't tried it, RUN, don't walk to your nearest class and DO IT!

I've been wanting to try Zumba for awhile now after hearing how much fun and how great of a workout it is. Since my gym doesn't have classes, I went to the Zumba website to search for a class in my area. I found one just 3 1/2 miles from here, so I couldn't resist.

"That was not a workout, that was a dance party!" These were my words to Lisa on our way back to our cars after class, despite the fact that I was sweaty, out of breath and felt that my heart along with every other muscle in my body had been well and truly worked out.

A combination of hip-hop, Latin and African tribal rhythms, the Zumba moves are basically funked-up versions of those neon spandex 1980's aerobics classes only fun and easy and set to great music. You don't need to know how to dance, you just follow along, laugh and have a great time.

It's part of the Self Goal challenge, too, so that's a bonus.

Dance Your A-- Off!

Make time fly and flab fade away with a fun exercise class.

Skip the cardio machines and shake things up (along with your booty) by taking a Zumba, hip-hop or other dance class at your gym. Dancing scorches 7 calories per minute and is such a blast that the minutes speed by.


  1. I love me some Zumba! I go 2-3x a week!

  2. I love zumba!! I've only done it a couple of times, but it is so much fun. And you are right--it is totally a dance party that just has the benefit of scorching calories. That's my kind of work out!

  3. I tried it for the first time last night as well! Holy moly. Bollywood, salsa, and hip hop. Intense, fast, fun. Nothing but smiles the whole time!

  4. I've had 2 classes and I'm hooked. The first exercise (what exercise? it's fun!) I've really liked in a long time. I loved Jazzercize back in the day but I don't see classes available anywhere. So Zumba it is. Glad you like it too.

  5. it's next on my list. i'm conquering spinning this fall, and hope to add zumba in november. thanks for the reminder!!!

  6. You're like the fifth person to recommend Zumba to me...so I think I need to finally get to a class. Thanks! Good luck with the Challenge.