With the arrival of Spring and the desire to become more healthy and active, I have decided to take Zumba classes. I'm not very disciplined and often lack motivation to do exercise (I have an alarm set on my phone to remind myself to do sit-ups every evening, I rarely do them and the alarm is swiftly turned off!). So when I saw Zumba classes advertised at my local community centre, I thought why not!
Zumba is a modern mix of aerobics, Latin-inspired, calorie burning. It offers a wealth of benefits such as;
- Dynamic core workout
- High calorie expenditure
- Easy, non-intimidating environment
- Positive self-image
- A sculpted body
- Exercise in disguise
- Stress relief
My class is on a Monday, which in my mind is a hideous thought, but in theory, I have my hours’ worth of cardio exercise done and dusted for the week.
To support this 'hard-core' regime I am making a conscience effort to take a longer walking route to and from work, including walking up and down the escalator, standing on the tube, and I have even added another alarm to really REALLY make me 'remember' to do my sit-ups.
So far so good, ok only two weeks into this fitness madness but I am enjoying the classes, the longer walks are more pleasant due to the lighter and Warner evenings and you know, sit-ups feel much more enjoyable when I have actually done them, that sense of achievement is quite powerful!
There are over 40,000 locations nationwide and many of them are at convenient times. Visit Zumbauk.com