When Atlanta Yoga Scene was just an idea, I went to Atlanta Activewear for one of their free yoga classes. There, I talked to Danielle about the whole idea and she basically gave me a "JUST DO IT!" response to the whole thing, and from there we've supported each other's businesses ever since. I try to promote her store as much as possible, and try to make it to her yoga class every couple of weeks.
Zumba is a follow-the-leader fitness dance craze. I'm not one for fads, but this one is just so much fun. You follow simple, repetitive dance moves to upbeat latin music and shimmy shake, salsa and boogie the calories away. The teacher said that you can burn up to 1000 calories per class, and although I don't believe that it burns that many, I do believe you can undo the effect of a couple of Snicker's bars.
|Cheesing up front!|
I can't very well describe what happened, except that the teacher was just as upbeat and exciting and fabulous as they come, and she showed us exactly how to rock our little bods *just so* to feel like we were actually sexy little Latin dancers, while burning up the calories. Just trust me that you need to try it. And how.
My only qualm with Zumba is that it is a fad. Some of the reason that I do yoga is that I'm pretty sure it's not going out of style anytime soon, I mean, it has been around for some 5,000 years already. Zumba probably won't be around for too much longer, which is sad, but understandable. If Zumba were a life-long exercise, constantly evolving with new songs and moves, I'm pretty sure I'd Zumba until I couldn't Zumba anymore.