Friday, July 08, 2011
I happened across a news story in my local paper about the glories of Zumba. I had heard of it in passing-- my step mother mentioned it a year ago. She said she was involved in a new "zumba" exercise class and she raved about it for a while. It sounded interesting, but since I had no idea what it entailed and since it seemed like another kind of "weight watchers" type activity, I dismissed it in my mind. Then I saw the news story and thought, "WOW!" They made Zumba sound SO exciting!
I called my local fitness place and they gave me the lowdown. Because I have had herniated disks in my back, I have to take all new physical activities slowly (which explains why I have gained weight since then :-p). So I asked about the easiest class, which seems to be populated with a lot of silver-haired ladies. Hmm.
I still want to go. I figure I can start out slowly and work my way up. I used to be in such good shape-- I took jazz ballet and gymnastics as a young lady. I'm sure my body will snap back once I start flexing those old muscles....
...but my problem has been time. Apparently, the preferred Zumba classes are only twice a week. :( And they are early in the week, too, my busiest times. Bummer. But then I saw an ad for zumba on wii!!! Have any of you tried this? I do not have a wii, but I'd surely get one if it was realistic to Zumba and if it helps me stick to it. I know next to nothing about the wii. Are there different "kinds" like the Playstation (1, 2, 3, etc)? Is one better than another?
Please leave a comment if you have any experience and can give me a little advice. This looks very cool but I don't want to waste my money if it's not going to work.