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Fitness Classes - One week down, Five to go!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

This past Monday I started some group fitness classes. I haven't taken a group fitness class in almost 10 years.

I am taking a one hour Zumba class, followed by a 45min Kettlebells class. The only reason I'm doing them both on the same day, is that's how they are offered. Both classes on both Mondays and Wednesdays.

Zumba is great. I need more practice to figure out the movements/routines for the songs, but other than that, it's great fun. I used to do aerobics, and step aerobics years ago. It's the same type of thing. You just need to take the time to get used to the routine, and how the movements flow from one to the next.

This is the first time I've ever done Kettlebells. It's definitely a different kind of workout. I'm enjoying it. I just need to learn more about proper technique. But we all have that when we start a new fitness system/routine.

I think I just might buy myself a kettlebell.

The instructor is alright. She's only recently been certified at training for kettlebells. I'm not sure how long she's been doing Zumba classes. She's still finding her stride. As for the Zumba classes, she doesn't really break down the routines, or even call out changes from one move to the other. I guess since the routine is the same every time for that song, if you've been doing it long enough you don't need to be told when to change and what is next. That's one thing I loved about the aerobics and step aerobic classes. They were clearly counted to the music, and you had plenty of warning when the step was changing, and what you were to do next.

Overall I'm enjoying the classes. The back of my legs and my butt have been full of lactic acid all week long. It's just an adjustment thing. During the kettlebells class on Wednesday, I was realizing that the 10lb weight is just too light. I am going to grab a 15 and a 20lb weight next class. I'm thinking I'll use the 15lb one for most of it, and use the 20lb one when we are focusing on the swing.

Oh. I also need to remember to bring my inhaler. I keep forgetting this week. lol. At least I haven't had too much trouble breathing. lol
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    every zumba instructor is different. when I instructed, I asked my class what they liked, and I always asked them to stop me before or after class to go over some moves. I might give kettlebell a try! it looks intense emoticon emoticon
    1520 days ago
    I bought a 5, 10 and 15 pound set at Aldi's a grocery store for a really good deal but sadly I've used them maybe once. I think it came with a DVD though possibly so I should really look for it. Thanks for the Spark.:)

    Good luck with those classes! You should be oproud of yourself for going and having that "burn" this week!
    1520 days ago
  • MIPCY1
    Oh, I LOVE kettlebells, but I can't quite squeak out the momentum to actually go to a class.
    1520 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    Watch her hands - my zumba instructor doesn't call out changes either, but she signals with her hands. You're right though, once you get that song's routine down it won't change.

    I found out yesterday that there is a pay by session zumba class on Tuesday nights that I just might be able to make some weeks. I'm pretty excited about that, I'll just have to make sure it happens.
    1520 days ago
  • ANGELN325
    That's awesome! WTG!
    1521 days ago
    I am glad you enjoy your classes. Good Luck!
    1521 days ago
    That is GREAT that you are in group fitness classes. I am glad you are enjoying your workouts. You are doing GREAT!

    1521 days ago
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