So along with running, walking, cycling, Shredding, lifting weights and generally moving at every opportunity, on a whim I went to a Zumba class at my gym about a month ago, and FELL. IN. LOOOOVE.
If you’ve never heard of Zumba, it’s a dance class comprised of Latin and hip-hop moves, set to Latin and/or popular music. My instructor is a new mom and lively and fun, as well as great with her cues, pointing in the direction we’re about to go. The hour flies by and by 15 minutes in, sweat is pouring off of us.
Needless to say, it’s my absolute favorite workout.
The only issue I have with it is that the shoes I wear (my running shoes that I wear for all walking and running) have too much traction and so the torque on my knees is painful or impossible at times.
So I went online to look at what other bloggers recommend for Zumba shoes, and found these: Capezio® Unisex “Fierce” Dansneaker
My knees can’t wait until they arrive.
The other thing? I’ve never, ever bought dance shoes in my life. I’ve never, ever thought I ever would. I’m stunned at myself. Stunned I tell you.
One more thing? I’m truly practicing all the dance moves with the DVDs at home and I’m seriously considering going through to be a Zumba certified instructor. The next session is August 12th and it’s 3 hours away. I’m not sure I’ll be ready that quick but I’m going to talk to my teacher next week. Maybe. I’m kinda nervous about it. Like, uhhh, me? A dance instructor?
Yeah. Like I said, I don’t know who I am anymore.