As you may know, I recently started back up at the gym. In days gone by I was all about the aqua classes, ie old lady hangout, HIIT sessions, kettlebell classes and literally killer workouts with my hairdresser. Then I went back to work full time and not only did I kiss goodbye to my gym time, my fitness levels and figure also said sayonara too! One thing I never really went in for though was Zumba. I have two left feet and the coordination of a baby rhino ice skating.
But now……………….my sister loves Zumba and finally convinced me to tag along. Apparently it was fun. Coordination not required just a willingness to join in. Despite my fears of tripping myself up, realised from an unsuccessful step class where I fell off the step mid move, spun myself around and nearly took out one side of the room like skittles, gods honest truth! And making a fool of myself AND causing some poor innocent soul an injury, I bit the bullet and marched on in there. Ok, so it was more like a cautious stroll and slight grimace but you get the idea. Turns out Zumba is actually easier than I thought, you know with me being the expert after two whole classes and all!
So have a little read of all the random things I have noticed during my whole 2 hours I have clocked up so far…………………
-Ladies of a certain age (older than me) love it.
-The sight of women old enough to be my mum and/or nan ‘slut dropping’ (yes it is an actual move as I found out at my latest class) is slightly terrifying.
-Nothing screams ‘instructors pet’ more than someone at the front of the class who knows every move to every song said instructor has ever used and does them all whilst shaking her ass the whole time, looking at you here lady in green chevron top.
-Being uncoordinated is actually a bonus. My reckoning is that I am actually working harder by trying to keep up and rectify the wrong moves I’m doing, well more than the ‘instructors pet’ above. Yes, I am sticking with this point!
-Wearing leggings is a no no, unless you fancy rolling them back up over your belly after every.single.move praying no one can see you hitching them and probably your knickers back up too. Oh, who am I kidding everyone saw tomorrows laundry. Anyone else experience this? No? Just me then!
–Do NOT and I mean ABSOLUTELY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER attempt this without a decent sports bra. EVER. Old lady ass shaking is distracting enough without watching boobs trying to escape out the side of your ‘zumba’ official merchandise top whilst you, a bit too, enthusiastically shake your ‘thang! Just no!
-There will always be someone more out of sync than you will ever be and is praying that you trip up/fall over/rip your leggings (*delete as appropriate*) before they do. So be a sport and help a fellow clumsy Zumberer out! I don’t want to be known as that girl who got stretchered out after tripping over her own feet attempting to do a grapevine!
-It isn’t hard.
-Alcohol would make it so much more funnier, fact!
-I may never be able to listen to a ‘Zumba’ track without busting out some very questionable moves, at the moment it is the new Meghan Trainor song ‘I feel better when I’m dancing’ from the Charlie Brown film
-^^actual moves from my class, pretty much nailed it, kind of, slightly, fine no not really, but I know all the words!^^ ps go subscribe to these guys on You Tube, me and Olivia love doing routines watching these videos, still more watching than doing but you know!
-It may be my new favourite workout that doesn’t feel like I’m doing a workout workout.
Do you Zumba? Have you tried it and didn’t like it? I would love some tips if you have any for me, if it includes pretending that you forgot your bottle of water and had to pick up pepsi max at the shop, that possibly may have vodka in, I’m already considering it! Alcoholic Zumba coming to a sports centre near you soon!