The first year we lived here I didn’t exercise much. I was eager to get back into Zumba (and a health club) when the kids both went to school.
The Health Club of America in right near my house and offered Zumba classes at a convenient time. Score!
I’ve only done Zumba in Wisconsin and once in Atlanta. Zumba is a dance workout that is based on Latin and Portuguese rhythms. Many of the songs are in Spanish but also the routines are done to modern hits too.
What’s it like to Zumba it up in Latin America? Well..it’s fun. and FRICKIN LOUD!!! No really, my water bottle was vibrating. Aside from that, it’s the same. With the loud music the instructor didn’t call out much during the dances.
The songs weren’t English modern hits, but I assume Spanish modern hits (I don’t know what’s a modern Spanish hit. I recognize a few songs). Whereas my instructors in Madison might throw in a Broadway inspired number or Timber, they strictly stick with the latin songs. And once the lyrics happened to mention Puerto Rico and everyone cheered. yay!
I just love dancing 🙂