Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z Is For Zumba: A To Z Challenge

Beautiful April is almost over, and so is this A To Z Blogging Challenge.  The challenge was to blog every day, except Sundays, going right through the alphabet to choose your topic.  So, finally, today is Z! 

Whenever I go to Zumba class, like I did this morning, I watch the instructor with laser focus.  If I don't I'll surely "mess up" and salsa left when I should salsa right. 

But every now and then my mind wanders.  Today I found myself thinking, "Wonder what I could write about for Z?"  Of course, zoo came immediately to mind and was promptly rejected.  Then, the even-more-obvious choice came to mind and I decided to end the challenge with zumba.

It's been a couple years since I've been into exercise.  Although it should be a priority, sometimes life gets in the way and it falls to the bottom of my list.  But today I went back and recognized the faces and the music and even a few of the steps.  If you haven't zumba-d yet, try it.  If you don't have a class, you can find one on You Tube.

The dance craze came out of Colombia in the 1990's and despite rumors that it is fading away, I don't think it ever will.  It's fun and is good for you too.  The choreography includes hip-hop, salsa, samba, and  merengue' with a few squats and lunges thrown in.  Creative instructors add a few golden oldies too, so we get a little mashed potato and twist in the mix...and maybe even YMCA.

Thanks to the sponsors of this Challenge and for the time it takes to monitor and encourage.  It has been interesting. See you again next year.

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