Well, I have been hearing/reading about many of the participants taking Zumba classes, but the times/places that they were offered were not convenient for me. Fortunately a woman in my neighborhood has organized Zumba classes to be held at the community room in my neighborhood. The community room is just a very short walk from my house so how could I say no?!
I attended my first class tonight. I have to tell you that I wanted to walk out the door after just the “warm up” portion. My hips and butt do not move that way! But I decided to stick out the entire hour (although I know that very often I looked like a complete idiot). I am glad that I stayed. I certainly did not get all the moves, but in the end I was sweating, burned some calories and had a good time! The only problem is that I tend to tense up in my neck and shoulders when I do things like this so my neck is a little sore. I’ll have to take some ibuprofen before heading off the work tonight.
The class is being offered 3 times a week so I hope to go as often as possible!