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  •  Do you like Zumba? (6+ / 0-)

    My sister is an instructor down in the Boston area. She loves it; she says it's like a big dance party where you don't have to know all the steps to get results. :-)

    "When did it fall apart? Sometime in the '80s / When the great and the good gave way to the greedy and the mean." - Billy Bragg

    by Vacationland on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 01:49:11 PM PDT

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    •  I do like it, (6+ / 0-)

      even though I'm no good at it.

      I just had my 4th class on Saturday. I thought I did pretty well in my first attempt, but in the next 2, I was worse. Last week, we had a substitute instructor and did some old routines that were new to me, and I did OK.

      I'm in the Zumba Gold for geezers and newbies (guilty on both accounts), so it's only 35-40 minutes per class. It is sneaky. The moves aren't demanding, but I can definitely feel the burn over the next day or so. Too early for visible results, but it gets me limbered up and going.

      They also have several routines on youtube, so there can be Zumbaing at home, but class is more fun. And it doesn't frighten the cat.

      •  The cat will survive. (5+ / 0-)

        :-)

        If you want, I'll ask my sister to recommend good videos for home, just in case you want to try some different ones.

        As soon as you get over the fear of being judged for not knowing the routines, the more fun you'll have! My sister has some folks in her classes that NEVER get the steps right and that's okay, as long as they show up and have fun.

        "When did it fall apart? Sometime in the '80s / When the great and the good gave way to the greedy and the mean." - Billy Bragg

        by Vacationland on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 06:05:47 PM PDT

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        •   I'm not worried about judgement. (4+ / 0-)

          No one's judging me, except me. I don't think anyone is even looking at anybody else, besides the instructor. I know I'm not, although, I do notice when everyone is suddenly facing towards me. I don't know how all 19 of the other ladies can get it wrong at the same time and I'm the only one facing the correct way. lol  

          I have discovered something about myself; I don't have a single Salsa bone in my body. And, in a related note, I hate that "Spanish Flea" song.

          •  This is the PERFECT attitude! (3+ / 0-)
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            I don't know how all 19 of the other ladies can get it wrong at the same time and I'm the only one facing the correct way. lol  
            :-D

            If you want to feel the Salsa in your soul, you should practice with these little guys.


            (Okay, technically that's Merengue, but close enough!)

            Donald Rumsfeld is a blood gargling psychopath.

            by Vacationland on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 09:50:26 AM PDT

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