If you know me in real life, then you already know about my love of Zumba. I took my first Zumba class in February of 2012 and I was completely hooked after my first time. Was I nervous about trying it? You bet. I went to my first class all by myself because the thought of ‘sexy’ dancing – in front of of other people no less – was absolutely horrifying to me. I was so self-conscious and afraid my jiggly butt would scare all the other people in the class away, but at the time, I really needed to lose some weight and since I had seen a few Zumba classes at my gym, I little bit of an idea of what I was getting myself in to. So, I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did. Zumba literally changed the way I thought about working out.
I am the biggest fan of Zumba there is. I lost tons of weight by doing it and you know what? It wasn’t as scary as it seemed. The fact of the matter is, you don’t have time to look at anyone else other than the instructor because it’s a non-stop class, so no one notices or even cares if you “mess up”. We all mess up, even those of us who go to class five or six times a week. Zumba is intense, but it’s the funnest way to workout there is – in my opinion. Zumba classes are an hour long (which almost never seems like we’re there for an entire hour) and they are made up of a mix of Latin music and hip hop songs. My instructor changes her playlist weekly, so it’s always fresh.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying a class, I highly suggest giving it a try. It’s a seriously fun way to workout!
With all that being said, when the folks at Zumba asked if they could send me a few pieces of official “Zumba” clothing, I was psyched. I mean, who better than someone who goes to class as many times a week to test this stuff out than me, right?
I received this Cosmic Blast Racerback in my favorite color (purple, or as they call it – orchid):