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1st Zumba Steps!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So there we were, my friend and I, wearing the workout clothes and footwear and clutching our faithful bottles of water as if our lives depended on it! And almost superglued to the back wall in the hopes that we might blend in with the paintwork!

. the dance craze thats hit the world has arrived in our local area and we've convinced ourselves that we can do it! I may have worked out in private but this is the first time I would have worked out in public for years!

But hey, there's a familiar face, so I smile and catch her eye and strike up a conversation hoping that we are in the same boat - only to find out that she'd been doing this since the class started over a year ago in a different area! But we were made very welcome and the class was about to start.

On went the music - loudly - and the moves were explained and off we went - both in the wrong direction lol!! Rearranged our footwork we put ourselves right and enjoyed the rest of the class with a few giggles and wrong moves and plenty of SWEAT!

We really did enjoy ourselves and fell in love with the atmosphere, so we are now addicted and ready for the next go!

Why did I wait so long? Probably because our area is a bit behind the times and everything is always so far away from our village or set to day time sessions when us workers can't attend!

So if you haven't tried it yet, take my word for it - its so much fun and you burn over 400 calories during the hour's session!

In the meantime - ignore the News Item about the Zumba Tutor being stalked - that'll be me! lol.

I've definitely got my Mojo back and its dancing all the way!

M xx
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/6/2012 12:44PM

    I love Zumba too. Most people do once they try it and they look great for having done it.

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TRAVELGRRL 5/6/2012 8:08AM

    I love Zumba too...mostly when it's OVER!


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IGSBETH 4/22/2012 12:14PM

    Yay! I love Zumba!

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MISSM66 4/22/2012 10:46AM

    Mandy I love Zumba, I was doing it but the Lady who was teaching stop come to our place,I have to find where I can go and do it again,it's a very good exercise I love,thanks for sharing it with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 4/11/2012 3:20PM

    Great news Mandy!
On Saturdays at my gym there is a Zumba class that takes place. You are so right the music is blaring and the participants are dancing away! I hear laughter and see that all are definitely sweating away! It looks like fun, I am happy to read that you loved it! Exercising is always so much better when we are doing something that we enjoy doing!

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ADZY86 4/11/2012 7:31AM

    I started Zumba 2 months ago and...WOW! decision I ever made! I absolutely LOVE it! I do love going to the gym, but it's so different going to a Zumba class, I find everyone so supportive, no one cares if you get it wrong (we ALL get it wrong! ha), and you really get a good sweat on.

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BRANDI1809 4/11/2012 6:38AM

    O goodness, I hope you don't try it out on me at the weekend!!! LOL

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HARPS57 4/11/2012 4:33AM

    Oh I do envy you, my work colleagues have been attending Zumba classes for over a year now and I just love it. watched it on the internet. Its my kinda music and rhythm. But these days with lax ligaments an hips and joints needing replacing its a definite no, no. emoticon

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JULIAOAK 4/11/2012 3:22AM

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MOEE45 4/10/2012 11:45PM

    That sounds like so much fun! I am going to try it too!

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BECKYANNE1 4/10/2012 8:29PM

    Glad you enjoyed it. I want to try it really bad, but I need to find someone to take the class with me. That will be my next adventure.

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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:44PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:42PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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LUV2BWALKING 4/10/2012 6:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It is so much fun!

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IRP1114 4/10/2012 6:23PM

    Awesome enjoy the new fitness find ;-)

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SURLYGIRL 4/10/2012 5:56PM

    Dance your a$$ off emoticon

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KNITTABLES 4/10/2012 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So glad you liked Zumba it is an awesome workout.

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    YAY! So glad you liked it.

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WALLAHALLA 4/10/2012 5:22PM

    I LOVE Zumba...totally stink at it...but love it. I always sweat up a storm, laugh a lot, and feel like I really worked, but in a fun a playful way. I hope to eventually get better, but I'll keep at it whether I improve or not. Its just that much fun. Glad you finally took the Zumba plunge!

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TESENISIS1 4/10/2012 5:08PM

    Too funny...sounds like a scene from the last Biggest Loser I just watched!!! Hope you continue to find exercise exciting!

Eat, drink and be healthy!!!

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LMMIMI 4/10/2012 4:58PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I used to love to dance - fast, slow or anything inbetween - but those days are gone for this old gal. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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LOULAR68 4/10/2012 4:58PM

    Way to go!!! Now only if I could motivate myself up to the Zumba level LOL

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/10/2012 4:55PM

    emoticon I also really love my zumba classes! Have fun!!

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