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Zumba user banned
28th Apr '13

Okay, so I was invited to a Zumba class. But I have no rhythm. Am I going to look like a fat jack ass trying to do this? Or is it just a fun time- do your best type deal because I know I can't dance.

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7155 posts
28th Apr '13

I have never done Zumba, but I have done lots of yoga. I know there's a difference, but hear me out! I hear a lot of people say they don't want to try yoga because they're overweight, not flexible, etc. But it's just one of those things that it doesn't matter whatsoever. Just go in, do your best, and you WILL see results. So the same goes for you trying zumba. Go in, worry about yourself, and have fun with it. Don't worry about what you might look like, or whether you're in rhythm. Everyone is a beginner at some point!



So do it, and enjoy it!

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
28th Apr '13

There are usually all different levels of "dancers" there. Some are like experts, they know the dances, the songs the moves etc. But then there are first timers. The moves they have that go with the music so it's pretty easy to find the rhythm. But some of them can be pretty fast paced but just try your best.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Rawks:</b>" I have never done Zumba, but I have done lots of yoga. I know there's a difference, but hear me out! ... [snip!] ... about what you might look like, or whether you're in rhythm. Everyone is a beginner at some point! So do it, and enjoy it!"</blockquote>



I love yoga! I took a class in college because I had a few hours between courses. It was awesome! Although that was back before I had kids and was thin. But it was so relaxing and always felt really good after.



And you're right. Everyone has to start somewhere. I want to get fit and just bought myself a gym membership so I can do my own thing instead of always with the kids.

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
28th Apr '13

whether you have rhythm or not, its still so much fun, just forget about everyone else and have fun. there are all different types of women in those classes, nobody is watching you, dont worry, relax and lose them pounds.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" There are usually all different levels of "dancers" there. Some are like experts, they know the dances, ... [snip!] ... go with the music so it's pretty easy to find the rhythm. But some of them can be pretty fast paced but just try your best."</blockquote>



My friend loves this class because it's fast pased and challenges her. She has a history of dancing and she is very fit so I feel like I'm in to get my ass kicked lmao. But I want to do it... I'm just a little freaked out.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" whether you have rhythm or not, its still so much fun, just forget about everyone else and have fun. ... [snip!] ... fun. there are all different types of women in those classes, nobody is watching you, dont worry, relax and lose them pounds."</blockquote>



Thanx!

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
28th Apr '13

I did the videos at home. I looked like a doofus. I could not get any of the steps right. I just tried to follow along and I was sweating so I guess it worked.

Sara Go 1 child; San Diego, California 866 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting mama1821:" whether you have rhythm or not, its still so much fun, just forget about everyone else and have fun. ... [snip!] ... fun. there are all different types of women in those classes, nobody is watching you, dont worry, relax and lose them pounds."

This :)



Zumba is my favorite workout! I'm not really a runner so I have to find other ways to get the cardio in, and Zumba is by far the funnest workout ever. Treat it like a party and do your thing!



The awesome thing is you can push it or take it easy, it's still a great workout.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
28th Apr '13

My sister in law actually teaches zumba. Like a class every day.



Anyway, she offers different poses and moves for each level so if you run into something you can't do yet there's still a move so you're not just standing there.



When she first started going (before she was a teacher) she was super scared but she said it was so much fun and honestly everyone looks funny doing it. But most of the people are watching the instructor, not the other people. Just try it :)

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Big D!:" I did the videos at home. I looked like a doofus. I could not get any of the steps right. I just tried to follow along and I was sweating so I guess it worked."


its much easier when you have a live instructor to follow.