I attended my first Zumba class last night at Gold's Gym and it was, by far, the most fun I've ever had in a group exercise class! I've always loved dance/aerobic classes and this one was full of energy and entertainment compared to many that seem to fall a bit flat.
Martha, our instructor who rocked a lime green bandanna, took us through a variety of latin dance steps, twirls and hip shakes and before I knew it I was taking off my hoodie and working up a good sweat! She even incorporated in a belly dancing series that totally worked our abs.
I was proud of myself for picking up most of the steps but my hip shaking could use a bit of work. I also couldn't quite coordinate my arms and legs at the same time either. At one point, I had to stop looking at myself in the mirror because I couldn't stop laughing at how ridiculous I looked. Hopefully, the coordination will come with time and I'll look like a Zumba professional!