It rarely rains here in Phoenix. But when it does, in true Phoenician fashion – we stay in. Well..most of us at least. Who wants to be out in the icky wet rain?! Not me. Very few of us even own an umbrella..and almost all of us need new wiper blades.
The purpose of this post is to say that rainy days are a GREAT day to go to the gym. On rainy days the gym is practically empty. Today I used equipment I never use, tried some new exercises I had seen others do, etc. It was just a great workout. And to think I almost didn’t go because it was raining. lol.
So the next time your hesitating doing something over something silly. Just do it already. You never know, it could be great.
So I went to a Zumba class last night. I definitely see the appeal. It’s a very high energy class involving Latin music and dance moves. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™
I for one, am not a dancer. Quite frankly I prefer to have a drink or two before I get on any dance floor. Plus I have no coordination or rhythm. The energy of the instructor was very captivating and contagious. It really gives you the confidence to move. For me the steps were hard (remember no coordination) and loosening up took some time. Halfway through I realized I was sweating, which is great because I love to sweat when working out. The class had a sense of, “this is a safe place“, “no judgements“, and “You go girl!”. I noticed a sense of empowerment come over many of the women as they got into the groove. It’s great to see that.
Got a workout in, got solid confirmation that I have no rhythm….but all in all, it was cool. Zumba is definitely a workout. Will I go back? Might take a class every now and then to mix it up. Will I join or become a Zumba Junkie? Probably not. I think Zumba is a great fun way to workout. Good for people who enjoy a workout that doesn’t feel like your working out. It’s not really my thing, but I’d recommend it.
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