Get'n My Groove On!
I have been dancing since I was old enough to walk. It might not have been the best dancing in the world, but in one form of another, I was groovin'! Throughout my life, dance has been present every step of the way.
These days, I get my dancing thrill through ZUMBA®, a Latin based dance fitness program that literally zoomed it's way into my life. I didn't know much about ZUMBA® until the fitness director where teaching a regular fitness class, the Downtown Lansing YMCA, asked me "Steph, have you ever heard of this thing called 'Zumba'?"....and that's where it began.
That was the summer of 2007, and well, I've been hooked ever since. It started my love affair with a thing called ZUMBA®. If you know me, you know I am a spunky gal that likes to have fun...and that's exactly what I try to bring to each of my classes I teach.
Not only is it extremely fun, but you get one heck of a workout! My classes are a bit more intense than others, but each instructor has their own 'flavor'. Studies have shown that the typical person can burn anywhere from 500-800 calories per ZUMBA® class. The best part is - you don't feel like you're working out - you feel like you're at a party!
Speaking of a party...tonight (Friday) is one of the biggest ZUMBA® events in mid-Michigan, which is being held at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club. ZUMBA® Girls Night Out is a 90 minute class followed by drinks and appetizers in the restaurant right inside the club. It's one of the best times a gal can have...and I'm so pumped up about it! I will be Zumba-ing with about 100 people at the sold out event. I'll share photos and a re-cap of the event in the next few days. But in the meantime, here's a little inspiration:
You can check out zumba.com for a class near you.