What is Zumba?
It's a PARTY!!!!.....a workout in disguise......Latin music, Fun and a whole lot of shaking it!
So I've been thinking about becoming a fitness instructor and I've been looking into different fitness programs. Honestly Zumba was not on my list because I kept saying "I'm not a cute little Latin girl!" My Mom went to a Chiropractic convention and Zumba was there. My Mom spoke to the rep. about me and she told my Mom I could definitely do it. I was still sceptical! So I went to visit with the rep, who would also be teaching the instructor class. After talking to her I really felt like it was something I could do if I really wanted to do it and if I worked hard. The rep., Vanessa told me that she was NOT amazing when she started (WHAT???) and she took six weeks after her training to practice before she ever taught a class.
So no excuses!!! You can Zumba.....YES YOU CAN!!! I hear people say...I'm not coordinated or I can't dance or I'll look dumb. Well you do not have to be a good dancer or even be coordinated at all...and no one is looking at you, they are just trying to make sure they are doing it right. If you are shaking it and having fun that's all that matters, you are burning calories!!! And in time you will become more coordinated!
Well I did it...I took the plunge and became a Zumba teacher!!!! I have a lot of practicing to do but I am excited! I am finding it hard to practice with a bunch of little kids! Also we had the flu in our house this last week so that set me back too....But I refuse to be discouraged!!!!! When I teach my first class I will appreciate it even more because of all the extra effort it will take me!
P.S. Did I mention you can burn OVER 1000 calories in 55 minute Zumba class?