Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ditch the workout join the party...

My youngest sister will not shut up out this exercise class. She says if everyone started their day with Zumba the world would be a happier place! So I signed up for Zumba Gold through the adult education at the High School, it's once a week for one hour. I had my first class last week and it was jam packed with women. I of coarse ran right to the back, I was the youngest in the class. I'm thinking to myself omg did someone drop off a bus of  seniors here after bingo. Seriously there were a couple 40ish year olds, some 50's and the rest are AARP card holders in spandex. My next thought is this is totally my kind of class, I certainly have to have some moves on these ladies. I at least will know the music and can sing along...this is going to be fun!

So the class starts and my two left feet go to work, I stumble a little, sweat a lot, my mouth is hanging open as I watch the geriatrics bump and grind and Zumba like there is no tomorrow! My younger self is in shock these women have got more moves and shimmy like they own the place. In between gasp for air I'm mouthing OMg....!

One of the routines is Beyonce's Single ladies...the women hoot and holler! The routine starts and it's her dance routine...from her video. They bust it out like it's the Macarena, like everyone knows how to do the Single Ladies dance....everyone but me! So it looked a little like this video...




But not with that crowd more like this crowd...

I was walking out with one of the older ladies and she was all excited about what a great class it was. I said, wow you really had some moves I followed you instead of the teacher! She replied with ''well I have a dance back ground that's why"! My thoughts were well of coarse you do! I can't wait for the next class the entertainment is priceless!

14 comments:

kks said...

love the visual! YOU GO GIRL!! i have a couple friends who swear by this (i have never tried it, but will sometime this winter)but i too have 2 left feet! and i have a friend in florida that teaches classes everyday...VERY popular...
soon you'll be in the front of the class!
xoxo
i hear pole dance workout is great too! :)

Joyce said...

I'd like to try it. Wish I lived closer and could go with you because I also have two left feet. I've heard its lots of fun and a great workout though.

preppyplayer said...

I would love that!
I would also love to have megan in that back of the Zumba class while her Mom is hooting and hollering- shimmying too! She would be tortured!

My Life in Purple said...

It is SOOOO much fun!

Ina in Alaska said...

That class looks like a lot of fun!!! Even with the seniors! xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I'd probably prefer to sweat it out with some old gals - I'd feel a lot less self-conscious that way, especially in workout wear! :)

Joyce said...

Ohhh... kathy I bet it was a lot of fun and just think of all that exercise you are doing. I love it!! xo

Pink Martini said...

I've been wanting to try it but am chicken all by myself probably because everyone is in their 30s. I'd be one of the seniors you're talkin' about!! I just started with a trainer last week before my trip and seeing how much weight I gained, which I can't believe with all that talking, I'm revving it up this week. It is all so difficult and worse as we (I) get older. Keep it up and tell us how you like it. :)

Sonya said...

Thats so cool..although that stuff isn't for me I can totally picture you going in there and having fun..Good for you!!!

blueviolet said...

I can't keep up with anything like that! Steps? Routines? Choreography? I stink!

Mrs4444 said...

lololol That was awesome. (I miss you.) It really does look like fun. Guess I'd better sign up, too!

Manzanafam said...

LOL! Hilarious descriptions. The price of the class will be worth the entertainment alone.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. This sounds like SO much fun. I wish you lived near me. I need an exercise partner. I hate going to the gym by myself. I am scared! : (

pve design said...

Firstly - that looks fun, however my daughter would say it just looks "wrong" Mom. She is at that stage of telling me what is appropriate, and not...if you know what I mean.
Anyway, making exercise fun is what it is all about!
Good that you are jumping in and joining the party.
pve