It's taken me a while to jump on the Zumba train but today I participated in The Great Calorie Drive event hosted by My Dance Box at the World Trade Center and had a great time. Me and another rhythmically challenged friend shimmied to the back of the very large group of Zumba'ers and just grooved to our own routine; Although I wanted to shake it like I meant it, I was a little afraid that the laws of kinetic motion might start some jiggling that couldn't be stopped and I would end up in the emergency room.
But with a little practice, I think I can give those 20-something's, who obviously knew all of the right moves, a run for their money or maybe I'll just make friends with the lady who we saw grooving to the beat at the back with us while eating a cup of ice cream (no lie!).
Do they serve wine at these events????
All snarkiness aside, the Great Calorie Drive is a super way to get your backside moving for a great cause. Through the end of the month, Zumba has partnered with two food programs who are working diligently to end hunger. A monumental task but events like these both raise awareness to the need around the world as well as make it fun to get your own health house in order. I definitely need to "move-it, move-it" and the instructors that took part in this event were varied, appealing to every level of fitness and taste in music. If you haven't tried Zumba yet, then get up and shake your tail feather baby!
It's fun AND it's exercise!
I NEVER thought those two ingredients would ever mix.
Psst - Zumba has an App available that will help you locate a class near you!