Yes, you heard me right. I miss Zumba. Teaching and dancing Salsa, Bachata, Mambo, Samba and Cha cha were just amazing, but after four weeks of bed rest, it is Zumba I miss.
Well. I am currently looking at my once lithe body and realising that for the first time in my life, I am flabby. There is no muscle tone anywhere, because there has been no exercise, and it troubles me. Zumba was the one thing kind of exercise-y I could bear (no icky gyms, yay!), and its impact on my body tone was incredible. Two Zumba sessions a week, and my abs, butt and legs toned up super quick! I miss having that fitness reflected in my body. Plus, I’m vain!
Zumba was electrifyingly fun. Dance is my oxygen and will never be replaced, but Zumba was becoming my let-my-hair-down Friday night activity. Sometimes you just want to let your hair down and REALLY let your body move and pump to music. Zumba was fantastic for this, plus getting a workout bonus!
Teaching Zumba fitness was so different to teaching dance, because it was so different, and attracted different people. For one thing, music is playing the whole time, meaning you don’t need to talk a lot. For another, there’s something very special about seeing people who want a jolt of fitness in their mundane evening, walk out feeling energized, and sweaty but smiling!
At this stage I have no idea if I will be resuming teaching Zumba anytime soon. Getting back to dance is my number one priority, but I’ll be realllly happy when I can do it all. Sigh.
Do you love Zumba? Perhaps all of you can do a Zumba class this week on my behalf? 🙂
As most of you know, I’ve recently left the world of my day job to pursue my true passion in life – coaching, facilitation and consultancy in developing more capable people.
Since leaving VLA, I’ve had the opportunity to facilitate some truly great workshops and team-building days, and it has re-inforced my belief that I have made the right choice. There is nothing like emerging from a session with a group of people who are newly energized, have learnt some great skills, and feel confident to be better team mates and workers!
In doing these sessions, I have also had some suggestions about tying in dance to the corporate work I do, and think this is a great idea.
Over the next few weeks, I will be developing some programs using dance to build relationships, confidence, leadership and skills that are essential to workplace success!
For now though, I do have my new favourite activity available, ZUMBA!
Our Zumba Corporate classes include:
• Lunchtime 45 Min Power Fitness Sessions (Casual One-off workshop or Ongoing)
• Half-day Team-Building Session
• Full-day Team-Building & Leadership Sessions
If you are part of a team, or know of one that would find sessions like this valuable, or even have a HR team that would like suggestions on some new exciting activities, I would love to hear from you!
ZUMBA CORPORATE – Click on this link to download the Zumba for Corporate Information Sheet!