February 19, 2012

my very first zumba class

I went to my first Zumba class with Loren and Carina this weekend and a few things have become really obvious.

I'm out of shape.
All the dance skills I had from years of ballet and jazz - totally nonexistent now.
I was way more comfortable with my body as teenager.

Funny how that happens, right? I always hear women talking about feeling more comfortable in their own skin as they get older.  Not me though.  I was most comfortable in my late teens.  I remember just being able to dance without a bit of self-consciousness (I also remember my younger self's fast metabolism - wouldn't mind getting that back too!).

I think that's what struck me the most about watching the instructor.  She was completely into the choreography.  High energy, no inhibitions.  I can see why her class is so popular.  But as I watched her dance, I kept thinking - I used to be able to move like that! Okay, maybe not exactly like that but close enough.  Carina and I were saying that we needed to get our groove back.  Which sounds silly but that's exactly what it felt like after the class.  I'm not sure if I love Zumba yet (because I still feel awkward) but it's definitely something I can see myself really enjoying as time goes on.

I'll let you know how class #2 goes (whenever that may be!).



6 comments:

  1. I felt exactly the same way when I took my first class a few years back. All my jazz lessons seemed to have vanished and I felt a bit like a rookie! :)

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    1. Yes! I totally felt like a rookie but i'm hoping that feeling will go away eventually haha. Do you still take zumba classes now?

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  2. You should come back with me!!!! You've seen my "dance" moves, or lack thereof. I totally look like a sweaty spazz in class, but it's fun!

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    1. I actually do want to go back again! It was fun, I just need to get used to it. And next time, I might warm up beforehand.. my calves ached the next day!

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  3. I've been wondering about Zumba for a long time now. keep me posted! I wanna know how Rachel got her groove back haha

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    1. Hahah I'll let you know how it goes. It's definitely worth a try though if you're thinking about taking a class.

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