Should I Run, Or Should I “Zumba”?

Every time the television is on I watch those shows where the people learn a new dance step every week.

I see how fit and healthy they are, and how much fun they seem to be having.

I am in awe of the effortless movement of their bodies and I think the beats that they dance to are great, especially the Latin American ones.

I just recently started worrying about my health and many of my friends who run and jog tell me that it is a great way to get fit and stay in shape.running

Running sounds like a wonderful way to work out, get the heart beating faster, and get trim. The only problem is I don’t want to run around sweating, and it definitely is not appealing that I have to get up early in the morning doing something I would rather not do.

I didn’t think running and sweating was my thing. Then, while watching those dance shows, I got an idea. I wanted to learn how to dance and get fit at the same time.

I knew there were several types of dances from Latin America to choose from and as I kept doing research, one name kept coming up: “Zumba”.

“Zumba” is a fitness craze that everyone who does it swears by. They had DVDs available and I saw that the classes were dance oriented, showing you how to move your body and teaching you steps to popular Latino dances.

I could work on my moves and get fit in the comfort of my own home. I like the idea that it is dancing and that it has Latin flavors because I am a fan of Latino music and so are my hips.

As I was doing more research I found that there were a lot of fans on forums and message boards. They liked the fact that it did not seem like exercise, just fun moving around and learning a new way to dance and move their bodies.

From what I see and read about getting and staying in shape, people tend to prefer dance-style fitness. I think it is because it does not feel like you are working out and you feel as if you are learning something while you do it.

zumba“Zumba” seemed like a great way to jump start my new fitness routine and looked like it was different and fun enough to keep me at it for a long time.

The more I read about “Zumba”, the more excited I got. It seemed dynamic and exhilarating.

The beginning moves did not look complicated, but they did progress as you got better at it.

I was looking forward to the rhythms and the benefits from exercising. It looked like the rhythmic dancing would sculpt my body and burn away those calories. No longer would I have to shop for bigger clothes since the movements would melt away the pounds from my hips and waist.

No longer would I have to decline to dance, because I would have the confidence with my new, hot, Latin moves, and because I had a better body I wouldn’t be shy showing it off.

I am planning on buying the DVD and I cannot wait for the annual Christmas party this year. My friends and co-workers will be so surprised with my new, fit body and the way my hips move on the dance floor.

I just recently read that they may be opening classes nearby. I think I will sign up and show off what I learned and possibly learn a few more moves there. I already feel like dancing.