This past Friday I went to my first zumba class!
My roommates went to the zumba classes last year, and wanted to keep up with the activity this semester as well. They had invited me to come along on their little adventures. It seemed like fun, and since they had gone so often last semester it must have meant it was pretty good. The plus side was going with friends, always easier then going alone.
I had taken a zumba class a few years ago, and had been a little rusty. The easiest way I can explain what zumba is, is exercise while you are dancing, or exercise dancing. Zumba incorporates salsa, hip hop, mambo and all sorts of other dance styles into its choreography. Getting back into zumba on Friday reminded me of one of the Jane Fonda videos my mom used to watch, only because it was a dancing workout in front of the mirror. Of course this zumba class was a little more up to date and we weren’t all wearing outfits from the 70′s and 80′s.
This zumba class was a lot of fun! It kept me moving for the entire hour, had me sweating, and gave me a decent work out. There was all sorts of different music she played during the hour, which was nice to have a change up, even if I didn’t understand the words. Although I heard it was a different instructor then last year, I will be back for more zumba classes.
Come and join me! They are Monday-Thursday at 7pm, and Fridays at 6pm.
The SRC also offers other classes during the week, so if you aren’t interested in zumba you can check out something else that might interest you instead. I’m sure something like zumba is more interesting to girls then it is guys, and I only say that because the majority of the class on Friday was girls, with a few guys thrown in, but hey why not check it out. I know it won’t hurt.