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Friday, July 23, 2010

Dance! Dance! Dance!

To keep everybody up to speed: Bootcamp is over :( When it starts up again in the autumn, I vow to keep a food journal if it kills me.

To fill the void, I am taking Zumba. My (future) mother-in-law has been doing it for almost 2 years now and kept urging me to go.

The biggest con about the class is the fucking commute. Suburban Niskayuna is not convenient to get to from downtown Albany. Especially during the 5 pm commuter traffic!

For those of you not in the know, Zumba is like a fast paced aerobic dance exercise class. Little bit of samba, salsa, cha-cha-cha, belly dance & hip hop incorporated into traditional aerobic exercises.

The music is not something I normally listen to.....ever if I can help it.

But it's wicked and I'm usually a gigantic pile of sweat when we're done.

The best part about it is, I'm not the fattest person in class! One of my fellow class mates is in the midst of becoming a Zumba teacher and led one of the dances and she had the biggest bootie I'd seen that day. Big bootie swathed in lycra. I was mesmerized by it.

During one of our quick water breaks in between songs, this middle aged woman said to me, "I just can't believe what you can do w/ yr hips! You shake them so well. How do you do that?" Practise...especially w/ a loved one ;)


Leslie said...

Yay for big booties!

phairhead said...

leslie: it's very refreshing to see all body types and ages in an exercise class.

Cheeks said...

My aunt and cousin both teach Zumba classes and have been nagging me to attend. I've heard that they can be a lot of fun, but sweating buckets is not my favorite activity...

Shake those hips, Phairkira!

phairhead said...

cheeks: it's ALOT of fun and can improve yr sex life ;)

Just A. Girl said...

Woo hoo! Way to go hip-shaker. I've peeked in on the Zumba classes at my gym and whoa... I definitely would not be able to keep up.

I need hip shaking lessons. Can you help me out? :)

phairhead said...

JAG: anything for you, darling :*

Retro Girl said...

You are about 50 kinds of awesome! :-) I wish I could get out to a zumba class. Work/2 yr old/hubby's schedule prevents it. Sounds fun!

phairhead said...

RG: oh my golly, it is sooo much fun & thanks for the compliment. yr too kind :D