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Zumba

29 Feb

Last night was my first Zumba class at the community center and it turned out to be a really great time. It definitely put my previous Zumba experiences at the gym to shame.

My friend and I got the time mixed up so we ended up there rather early and got to chat with the instructor. She was very friendly and personable which was nice, considering I was probably going to make a jackass of myself.

The class size was very small compared to what I was used to at the gym (barely any room to move) but it worked. I had a lot of fun and sweated my booty off to a mixture of contemporary songs (on the radio right now) and Latin music. I love a lot of those songs but sometimes hearing things you listen to all the time helps you get in the spirit more.

Some of the pros of the class were I picked up the moves fairly easily which I have to thank my recent obsession with the wii and youtube. The fact that the class was a diverse group of older women, mother daughters, and younger women was great too. Nobody was trying to impress anyone or out dance people or came looking like Jersey Shore or a stripper audition.

I’m hoping to tell more of my friends about this so the town won’t cancel it. That would suck.

Stats

Total Workout: 60 mins 9 secs

Average Heart Rate: 160 bpm

Maximum Heart Rate: 181 bpm

Total Cals Burned: 687 cals

And just incase anyone wants to know how many calories you burn this is a really good site. When I plugged in my stats it said I would burn 688 cals…definitely right on the money.

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Zumba Obsession

28 Feb

I love how I created this post and my computer just died before I could plug in my charger.

 

Recently I’ve become obsessed with Zumba. It started 2 weeks ago when my mom purchased the Zumba 2 game for wii.

Not only am I a loving daughter but I am also a tester and figure outer for my mother. Any new gadget she gets is handed over to me to test out or figure out how to use and explain it to her. She can’t be bothered with reading the directions lol.

So I’ve been Zumba-ing my little heart out every day and I love it. I’ve gone to live classes when I still had my gym membership but it wasn’t for me. The set up of my gym was not ideal. The classes were held in an all glass room well, it was class on 3 out of four sides. The other side was all mirrors. The location of this glass room was in the middle of the weights so all the “juice heads” a.k.a. wannabe Jersey Shore cast mates could stare. This led to a class of girls wearing nearly nothing and shaking it a little too hard. Not my thing at all.

Anyway, like I said I’m obsessed with Zumba. I easily burn 500+ calories in 35 minutes (according to my heart rate monitor). The public is also spared from seeing me in shorts that may be a little too short, sweats that have seen their last days, and pajamas…that’s until tonight.

One of my good friends has convinced me to sign up for Zumba at the community center with her and it starts tonight. Yes, I’ll be unleashing my uncoordinated and lack of rhythm self on the world or whatever people in this town are as obsessed with Zumba as me.

I love this. I have 98% accuracy on this dance in the game.

 

Until Later!

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