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3/4/11 3:35 P

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Congratulations! So glad it's going so well with you!

I haven't had my first class yet, but I am scheduled to sub in at Curves for Zumba in the Circuit March 26 - so that will be my first public appearance.

Working on the practice, practice, practice thing!

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SPAGIRL516's Photo SPAGIRL516 Posts: 58
3/3/11 1:36 P

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I wanted to start even sooner...but I did take some good advice about practice-practice-practice...and then practice some more!! And I held 2 practice sessions with friends, since it is very different when there are actual people in the room with you!! And as I suspected...once I was in the room with them, I did lose my place several times!
The other thing I'm doing for the first few classes is repeating songs!! It really helped me because I could focus on a fewer number of routines to start, and it helps the class (they are all new to Zumba) to learn the steps. The first time I do the very basic steps, and the 2nd time through I pick it up a bit, and increase the hips and energy level! (that suggestion i found on one of the ZIN forums and has been GREAT!!) Then in a couple weeks I'll start adding in new routines one at a time.

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3/3/11 1:10 P

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WOW SPAGIRL!!!
You just became certified on 2/8, and you're already teaching your own classes??
That's awesome!! I'm really impressed!!
I took it back in October, and didn't teach a class until the end of Jan!!
I'm still a little nervous!...



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SUSANA77's Photo SUSANA77 Posts: 203
3/3/11 1:06 P

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That is why Zumba is so addictive. It doesn't feel like a workout at all. It is just a fun time party that happens to be a great workout!!!
Welcome aboard!
Susana

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3/3/11 12:58 P

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Definitely! And it's so much fun, it doesn't feel like excersise.

Beth
SW: 154
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Living goal: 122


WW gave me the tools and Zumba gave me the motivation and confidence to keep going. I'm happy with who I am now.






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SPAGIRL516's Photo SPAGIRL516 Posts: 58
3/3/11 12:11 P

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i'm doing WW as well! been doing zumba longer...but added WW the beginning of the year and am down 22.2!!! they work great together!!

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3/3/11 12:09 P

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I love it too. Lost 30 pounds with WW and Zumba teaching.

Beth
SW: 154
CW:125
Living goal: 122


WW gave me the tools and Zumba gave me the motivation and confidence to keep going. I'm happy with who I am now.






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3/3/11 11:46 A

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Sounds like you are very much an addict! LOL emoticon
Welcome to the team.
Susana

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SPAGIRL516's Photo SPAGIRL516 Posts: 58
3/3/11 8:39 A

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ok i thought i was addicted to zumba before...and i was just a participant. I did it at the gym, went to outside classes, and did it at home. i just became an instructor on 2/8, and held my first official class yesterday. O...M...G!!!! i had a full class, and think i worked out harder than i ever have before!! it was like i got all this extra energy from the people in the class!!! i thought teaching would be fun...but this by far exceeded my expectations!!!
I LOVE ZUMBA!!!

my only complaint...is my hips are KILLING ME today!! :) WOOHOO!!!!
(that means smaller waist right??!!)

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