How can you not LOVE this?

Any one who is my Facebook friend knows that I have developed a passion for Zumba Fitness over the last year. I love it so much that I started teaching in December. A friend of mine who I did some photos with before, Amy Free, did some shots for the Zumba company that I work for. Here is a preview…

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There have been some anti-Zumba posts floating around the blogosphere, and I undersand that some people don’t share the love of movement the same way that I do. But if you’ve never tried a class before, you need to. And if you don’t love it, try another instructor before giving up!

So I can hear you all asking, “What’s Zumba?” Zumba is a fitness program that incorporates International rhythms and fitness. So you do all different types of dancing: salsa, meringue, samba, bhangra, belly, cumbia, even some hip hop! With hot moves and bangin’ music, Zumba is more like a dance party than a workout.  The instructor should be telling you what do do next by showing you…NOT verbally cuing you like traditional fitness. This takes a lot of people a class or two to get used to, but once you do it’s so much more fun!

I had a few friends doubt the fitness level of the class because of it’s dance based choreography, but I’ve seen amazing results not only in my students, but in myself as well. I haven’t been in this good of shape since my glory days early college! I’d rather “Shake it like Shakira” (thanks Brandy) than go to the gym ANY day! You can find a class near you by searching the Zumba site by zip code. If you’re in NC, you can get my schedule here.

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11 responses to “How can you not LOVE this?

  1. I’ve seen videos on the web and it looks SO fun. However, I don’t think my gym does it justice. The class is so packed you can hardly move, and few people seem to get into it and have a good time. I was disappointed cause it looks like such a fun time.

  2. if i were closer id be at every one of your classes.

  3. Great photos! I wish my gym had Zumba….I should see if the other locations do. I am glad you love it so much…it’s great to have things like that in our lives.

  4. Does it take place outside?

    After hearing you rave about Zumba-I’ve
    been dying to give it a try. I’m definitely
    going to find a class nearby. Too bad I’m
    not in North Carolina-I’d so be busting
    my groove at yourrrr class!

  5. You are positively gorgeous.

    I love Zumba–although I’ll have to sit out the next few weeks b/c I tore a ligament in my ankle last night 😦

    I’d love to attend one of your classes!

  6. That looks like so much fun! I’ll have to look it up here in Dallas 🙂

  7. Those pictures are fabulous! I’ve been meaning to try a Zumba class for a while (because I think Sweets would have a blast). Your photos are a sure sign motivator to get my butt to the class!

  8. You look in shape and so happy in one of those pictures! =)

  9. I’m just going to ditto Brookem 😉 You know we would be there!

  10. those pics are FIERCE!!! lookin’ good 🙂

  11. I’m horribly uncoordinated, but I’m going to give Zumba a try — tonight! My gym has classes on Monday nights. Who knew?

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