Totally and completely awestruck, I am.
I totally have a new love…ZUMBA!
I’ve taken probably 4 classes now and can I just say how much fun it is?!?
For those of you not familiar with it, it’s a mix of latin, hip hop, and just plain old cardio dance. For those of us with RA, think movements that are not very complex or heavy impact on joints and are also easily modified. Basic synchronized booty shaking.
With fun music.
And I really like both instructors I’ve had so far.
I was having a hard time in class last night. I was tired. I was cranky. I was sweating and oh-my-goodness was my heart pumping! And then…
The next routine was to Outkast’s Hey Ya and all we did the whole song was shake it like a Polaroid picture. Seriously. I was sweating and dying and LAUGHING so hard, I thought I was going to fall over. Just imagine a room full of 30 sweating women shaking it like that. HYSTERICAL. And…there’s really no joint strain or pain when you’re shaking it like a Polaroid picture. (Hey Polaroid, I remember when the song came out, you had to do a press release saying you’re not supposed to shake Polaroid pictures….YOU’RE WELCOME.)
And the best part at the class this weekend…I totally outdanced three whiny teenagers who were standing next to me.
I think I’ve found my new running.