Zumba, Zumba, Zumba!
I’m always looking for new and fun ways to add an exciting spring into my workout step. As I mentioned in my previous post, I took a Zumba class, very high energy and Caribbean based music, which I thoroughly enjoyed, even though I had a set back, but I still enjoyed it.
Awhile back, probably last fall I took a Zumba class and it was Hispanic based, nothing wrong with that, because I am partially Hispanic but I was new to the class and I had a hard time keeping up, my breathing was heavy I caught all sorts of cramping in my side and legs, because of this I was pushing to complete the hour long class. Because of the difficulties I experienced my sides were cramped for a week and it was very hard to twist side to side and even breathe.
Today I took the same class and I had a totally different experience. I flew though the class with ease and it almost felt as if I was dancing rather than doing a few choreographed fitness movements. I’d admit, the instructor was a bit fast, so the movements were a bit difficult to keep up with, but everything else was a breeze. I felt super accomplished.
The reason why I wanted to mention this is because this is a clear sign of my fitness improving, as well as my endurance and breathing. At first it didn’t even occur to me that I had taken the class before, I was just looking for another workout for the day, but when I started to perform some of the chorography and it felt familiar to me, I remembered the difficulties I encountered from way back in the fall.
I like Zumba, but as I take classes I honestly don’t understand the purpose of it, I’m guessing it mainly to burn calories, but for a person like me who is looking to tone up, I wouldn’t get to comfortable with it.
What do you feel about Zumba? Is it your cup of tea? Enlighten me.