Heya! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous. Very relaxing. I spent a lot of time sleeping, a bit of time working, a bunch of time watching TV, and a load of time with one of my favorite people. Spectacular.
I promised a recap of my very first Zumba class as an instructor (!!!), and here it is!
The class was Tuesday night. I was told that 26 ladies were registered, but I only had 21 in the gym. The age difference is awesome, though! I have a group of 25 year olds … some middle aged women … and a group of 65 (ish) year olds. Everyone was smiley and sweaty by the end, so age really doesn’t matter
I incorporate a lot a lot a lot of squats into my choreography. It’s safe to say I will be sore until my classes are over (April). And I have been sore since I started preparing (December). Good for my quads and butt! I have two coworkers taking my class, and one of them couldn’t tackle stairs for two days. I got sick amounts of happiness out of that. I’m a freak, alright. But an exercise freak
I start the class off with some Tik Tok (what’s up, Ke$ha?!) and had some of the ladies giggling while I got right into it and got a little goofy. The front row was filled with younger girls, and they kept smiling. I found that encouraging, because I was a teensy bit nervous. When I knew they were having a good time, I was too!
I wore my Polar heart rate monitor (like I always do!), and found that I burned 630 calories in the class. I drove straight to my boyfriend’s house after teaching, and forgot to shut it off. Since my heart had been puuuuuuumping so much, I checked it when I parked and was up to an 800 calorie burn only ten minutes after I left the gym. Craziness! And then I wanted to eat an entire loaf of garlic bread …. that’s not a joke, either. Don’t worry. I didn’t.
All in all, I’m super pleased with how things went Tuesday night. I can’t wait to teach again tomorrow night! My quads and booty aren’t looking forward to it as much though
Have you ever taken a Zumba class?
Have a wonderful Monday!