So, as many of you know I was quite excited to try Zumba with a few of the other Halibloggers last night. Over the past several years I’ve really tried to broaden my whole fitness experiences and have mixed things up with spinning, warm yoga, pilates, shred and running.
What is Zumba you ask?
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! [All info taken from their official website – http://www.zumba.com]
So Angie,Lesley, Lex, Tammi and I all met up to go to the Zumba class at Good Life Fitness. There were a lot of people hoping to get a spot. The room only holds 30 people, so luckily we managed to get in line early enough that we were all able to make the cut. 🙂
I had no expectations for the class at all. The girls who went last week raved about it so I thought why not?
The class was packed, the music was fun and the instructor was very enthusiastic. I forget her name but she did a really great job of demonstrating the moves and it was quite obvious that she loves it.
Unfortunately, I’m not coordinated at all. I’ll be honest, after 5 minutes in I knew that it wasn’t for me. Of course, I stuck out the class but I was all over the place and always seemed to be several moves behind everyone. Plus I was facing wall to wall mirrors, so half the time I was looking at myself and the other half the instructor, but she was facing us so I ended up doing the moves opposite of what they were supposed to be.
It was a fairly decent sweat. Couldn’t tell ya the exact number, roughly between 300-400 cals in the 45 mins class. (I had doubled up on the sports bras and Mr. Polar kept riding up underneath the band so I ended up resetting 3 times, not really great when I’m trying to track calories.)
Anyways, I’m thinking that group fitness classes aren’t for me…. Group runs, definitely!
Overall I’m glad that I tried it and stuck it out.
Have you tried Zumba? Did you enjoy it? Let me know!