I've heard about Zumba classes a lot lately in the neighborhood so when Art's cousin, Renee asked me if I'd like to join her on Mondays I thought I'd give it a try.
Renee has been taking Zumba toning and exercise classes for a month now and really feels the difference. This was my second time.
Zumba is an aerobic dance exercise class using a lot of South American and what looks like Indian movements. It's quite different from my line dancing class where the foot movements are precise, your arms don't move much and we're taught the steps carefully.
In this Zumba class, you don't get a ton of instructions. We just follow our teacher, Stephanie and mimic her movements as best as we can. She is very popular and there are now about 60 people signed up and growing. The time does fly by and I have to say I'm enjoying it a lot. It's fun to spend time with Renee and meet some of the women in the neighborhood. I think meeting new, friendly people is the best part of my Mondays now... even if I have to sweat to do it.
POSTSCRIPT: Sally wondered how much the class costs. I only take this class on Mondays although you can go twice a week, and then there's a toning class with weights, etc. It costs $30.00 for 10 lessons. Everytime you go, you sign in. When you've gone 10 times, you pay another $30.00. I really liked that since I am apt to miss lessons when we're on a trip or whatever.