Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Zumba

In honor of our New Years Resolutions, I am posting about my FAVORITE workout ever:

ZUMBA (the following is from my teachers (JP Santana) facebook page)

Zumba is an exciting and dynamic fitness program that allows you to dance your way to a happier and healthier life! Most people hate to exercise but everyone loves to party! Zumba has turned the exercise into a party! Set to a hot, heart pumping soundtrack, Zumba turns up the heat by combining sexy latin dance styles such as Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, and Samba with fun and easy to follow exercise movements. Warning! Zumba's high spirited energy is contagious! Participants are likely to get lost in the fun and burn some serious calories! People of all fitness levels and dance experience CAN and LOVE to Zumba! So we invite you to ditch the workout. This is one party you don't want to miss!.

Here is a video where my teacher, JP, is teaching the class (the man in red jumping all over the screen)



The following is a video that really captures the essence of Zumba



The third video is a show case of my teacher, JP, who is fantastic




So, if you know you need to start working out, but can't face the treadmill or the same old classes, give Zumba a try. It is TRULY addicting.

And the teacher in the 2nd video is right - you do start moving your hips/body in ways you didn't realize your body could move ;)

10 comments:

Under the Influence said...

Wow, I might even be able to do that. I love to dance, or at least I used to. Typically, though, I would have a drink in my hand. Can I Zumba with a drink in my hand?

Sassy Britches said...

Holy Cow! I'm hooked.

I am Harriet said...

I've never heard of Zumba. Thanks

Scandalous Housewife said...

LOVE Zumba! My asshole club just started classes. Ok, ok, I'll give a whirl...

bernthis said...

I think I pulled something just watching these.

dizzblnd said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Too bad it requires coordination!



Your letter is "d" Just make a post on your blog with your list like I did :)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

This looks soooo fun!! I have heard about it but never "seen" it before. I love it! Thanks for the tip!

Opus #6 said...

This is great. Thanks for cluing me in. The best exercise is so fun you forget you are exercising.

Julia said...

I started going once a week about two months ago, and now I just signed up for 3 times a week!

You can't drink while Zumbaing because then you would spill (and that's aparty foul) but there are classes where they go drinking afterwords!

julia said...

OMG that looks funnnnn... and hard! definitely looks like an amazing addiction