With the encouragement (and company) of a friend, I toook my first Zumba class last night. Having not exercised regularly in a very long time, I was nervous. Would I fail miserably, or just embarrass myself? Those were the only two outcomes I could imagine.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t that bad. Remembering when I took my first kickboxing class when I was in my early 20s, and how I couldn’t make it through the entire class for the first several visits, I was expecting the same. But this was much easier on the body.
Of course I’m pretty sure I didn’t do many moves correctly. I did keep moving though, even if I couldn’t get the footwork and hip shakin’ down. I like that the dance moves sort of distract you from the fact that you’re actually working out.
It was a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to going back next week. But next time I’ll wear a tank top. It was steaming hot in there!
Have you ever tried Zumba?