Friday, January 13, 2012

Fitness Friday-Zumba

It has been a LONG time since I've written about fitness.  It's not that I haven't been working out, eating healthfully, and doing all of the right things but it's just that I have been bored with it all.  Yes, I know that being healthy is a lifestyle change and I have fully bought in to it but just like I get bored in life sometimes, I have been bored with working out.  Nothing has been exciting.  I have tons of workout series and dvds including:

Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
Shaun T & Beach Body's Insanity
JM Shred with Weights
JM 6 Week 6 Pack
Jackie Warner's 40 Minute Power Circuit (which I still love)
Gold's Gym Fitness Ball workout
The Burn

and I'm sure a few more that I can't remember.  It just got to the point where they weren't fun anymore.

Enter . . . ZUMBA.

OMG!  Talk about fun!  It is like being out in a club dancing all night long with a bunch of girlfriends without the alcohol, smoke, drunk guys trying to hit on you or rub up against you and you don't have to worry about your hair and make-up.  It's the best of ALL worlds!

I've seen the commercials advertising a Zumba dvd series and I haven't bought it yet because I'm afraid it will take some of the enjoyment out of it.  For me, half of the fun is being in the room with a bunch of women (and a couple spare guys here or there) and shaking my booty.  The instructor that I love to go to, Ashley, is amazing and it isn't just all Latin songs (which I do like) but also current hip hop songs, too.  It almost reminds me of cheerleading days and learning routines only when I leave, I am covered in sweat.  Dripping really.

Here is an example of what I'm talking about that I found on You Tube.

Try doing these types of dances for an hour and see if you aren't sweating?  Not only is Zumba a great workout but on average you burn between 500-700 calories.  Woohoo!

Have you found a new workout that you are obsessed with?  I'd love to hear about it because I am always looking to keep things interesting!

I'm posting this over at Jill's site.  Come check out some other bloggers interested in fitness.


  1. I've heard so many good things about Zumba... but have been a little intimidated to check it out. This makes me want to go! Visiting from fitness friday!

  2. LOVE Zumba!! The first time I went I was intimidated at first! Everyone seemed to know what they were doing! The girlfriend that I went w/ told me that all the "experts" were regulars and knew alot of the moves!! Now I love it!

    Coming from the FFBH!!

  3. April, message me where you go and what nights... I'm interested! :)

  4. Yay for you! Finding something that you LOVE with fitness is SO important :) I gotta try Zumba!!!

  5. I adore your "About Me" page! I am so glad that you linked up to the party. I am now a follower to your blog. I also think your twitter bio is perfect! Can't wait to follow along with you and your blog some more : )

  6. I know so many people who love Zumba. I haven't tried it yet. Maybe after I finish P90X2.

    How do you like Insanity? I keep toying with the idea of ordering that, too.

    Came over from Jill's blog hop!

  7. Zumba is fun!! I am still hooked on P90Xand biking at the gym...seems enough variety to keep me happy!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  8. I love Zumba!!! And now someone is going to teach it in the little town that's only 9 miles from me. :)