A couple of years ago, a few things happened:
1. I turned 40 (ouch…) 2. I met a great guy (who I’m now married to) & 3. all my fitness routines seemed to stop working. An unwelcome ‘tyre’ began to appear around my middle & started to hang in a most unattractive way over my jeans! My bottom was expanding at an alarming rate, my arms were threatening to take off and my thighs were just giving up on me.
I got over the 'turning 40' bit, it’s really not so bad,' the guy’s' still great but the rest of it – that was something I had to put right but couldn’t figure out how without excessive amounts of dieting and painful exercise. I love my food too much, so a diet was out of the question, and I hate pain, so….
I was still frequently running good distances & regularly climbing at Westways, but I think a combination of metabolic rate change, because I was getting older (groan), and eating and drinking too much with my new beau (..it happens!) meant that these exercises my body was now used to doing weren’t having the desired effect anymore – however much fun they were.
And then I found Zumba®.
The love affair was almost immediate. I began to tone up. The 'tyre', reluctantly, began to disappear. My clothes started to fit again and, most importantly, I felt FANTASTIC!
My mind and body were in-tune with each other once again and with each class I went to, I felt more & more fulfilled in every single way.
Zumba® really does sculpt every single part of the body gently and elegantly, it’s really just a super workout for a woman. For the men (and we do have them in our classes), they seem to enjoy the cardio side of the class and really get into the ‘street dance’ side of things.
I’ve just got home after a double wammy morning of teaching Zumba®, we had a really full class for the 9:45, the energy was electric, and then I led the Mums & Babes Zumba®, which was just lovely. The babies sit or lie in their prams happily gurgling while mum gets to dance her socks off. The babies seem to love the music, mum gets a workout, I get to coo over the babies – everybody's happy.
It's Friday, the sun's shining and is set to stay for a while, it’s good to note that Zumba® doesn’t stop for the weekend though and not only do we have more classes at Maloca, we also have a really fun night planned at Fiesta Havana on Saturday evening starting with a Zumba® class at 8:30 followed by plenty of Zumba® and salsa dancing – great music, great company! We’d LOVE to see you there!
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See you soon