Zumba and then some….

Sorry it’s been a bit since I posted! I had Zumba training over the weekend and then rearranged our master bedroom all day yesterday, phew! Was that a challenge!

I am proud to say that I am a Licensed Zumba Instructor! I attended a conference in Portsmouth, NH and it was AWESOME! There were about 40 people squeezed into a small studio in Portsmouth, NH. Needless to say, it was tough to move around and it got hot FAST. The mirrors steamed and the floors were slippery. Fourty sweaty individuals moving around in one small place was like stuffing an elephant in a sauna!!!

It was neat to see the diversity. Some drove only an hour to get there and some drove up to 6 hours to attend the event! We all had fun, and it was great networking with individuals from all around the New England area.

I will have to say, after 7 hours of dancing, I wanted to jump into a tub full of ice! Now I know how the individuals feel on Dancing with the Stars! We started dancing about 1/2hr-1hr after we checked in. We danced for a full hour and a half. I’ll admit it, I almost puked. But you know, I gave 100% the whole time: never modified, and I mimicked the instructor to the T. I wanted to DIE. I looked like I just jumped out of the ocean and ate a sour apple, it was awful. But I had so much fun, and I don’t regret that feeling 🙂

I am PUMPED and READY to teach! However, it’s going to take some practice. Even though I have a dance background, I can’t just jump into starting up a Zumba class. It takes a while to come up with routines and get used to their protocol. I want to make sure that my routines are FUN, EXCITING, and full of MOVEMENT. I want people to remember my classes and come back knowing that they’re getting in a great workout. Just for that, here’s an awesome video for ya to give you an idea of what Zumba is about. Also, check out zumba.com for more information 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Zumba and then some….

  1. Congratulations on becoming a Zumba instructor! I remember my B1 workshop as intense, challenging, and lots of fun. Sounds like yours was as well! 🙂 Who was the ZES that trained you?

    My advice for starting out would be to find an instructor locally (you might already know one) to serve as a mentor. They can often usher you into the teaching world by letting you sub or co-teach songs in their established class…sort of like wading through the shallow end of the pool until you’re ready for diving in the deep end. 🙂 Good luck!

    If you ever have any questions about teaching or in general about Zumba, feel free to email me! My contact info is at our blog (I co-teach with a friend, by the way).

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