Today was my first Zumba class and I’m still processing it. A friend of mine was kind enough to take me to her health club as a guest to try it but I just don’t know how I feel about it yet. I will admit it was a great workout….very high energy and fast-foot movement.
Part of my problem may be that I am too much of a perfectionist at everything I try so not knowing what the hell I was doing was disconcerting. I expect to know how to do things by osmosis, though that is ridiculous, I know.
Going in cold, having never done Zumba before is quite an experience. The music is LOUD! The action is fast paced. I don’t think I have rhythm for the Latin dancing, but hopefully it will come with time…… maybe if I went on Dancing with the Stars and had a professional teacher I could learn?
Whatever…..but I do know that I’m glad I went and I suggest that if you are thinking about trying it you should. Why not break out of your box and try something new? If not, how will you find a new passion? I’m not sure if it is for me yet…..I’m willing to try a few more classes. But I must say, I wasn’t embarrassed and I hung in there for the full hour. No one cares what you’re doing, everybody is too busy doing their own thing. The teacher was amazing. I was able to twerk which amazed me. So for a new experience, I’d give it 2 thumbs up!
© Evelyn Garone 9.16.13