Kim over at (Just) Trying is for Little Girls is the host of the '2012 New to You' Cross Training Challenge.
So it feels like forever since I have done a N2U CT post. I did the April challenge so early in the month & May flew by with my focus being on the IG. It was a bit of a challenge this last week to find something that fit my schedule & wasn't cancelled due to the holiday.
I initially wanted to do Aqua Zumba last week but it was cancelled due to the instructor being out of the country. Then I was thinking of trying the new summer boot camp in Triangle Park but that doesn't start until the 30th which was cutting it a little close so I settled on Zumba Tone for my May N2U CT Challenge.
I am not really coordinated. I have no rhythm. I can't move my legs one way, my hips another & have my arms doing something else without looking like a complete nimrod. I seem to only be able to focus on either my upper or lower body so this was definitely going to be a challenge.
There was only 3 other ladies that showed up besides the instructor. Honestly, being 5PM on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend I was expecting the class to be cancelled. Fortunately all of us were new to Zumba Tone so I wasn't going to be the only one having issues.
At the beginning of class the instructor handed each of us a shoebox. Inside the box were shake weights. Perfect blogger fodder. I quickly snapped a picture & then handed my camera to one of the other ladies & asked her to take a picture. She looked at me like I was nuts but took the picture anyway.
|ooohh, shake weights|
I realized today that I have a hard time staying focused. It's no surprise that I like things like swimming, biking & running. These are all very repetitive & don't take a lot of brain power which is good because I tend to zone out. So I am sure it was amusing when the instructor had moved on to the next moves & I was still on the last one because I wasn't paying a lick of attention.
I think the class was OK. For me, I would have to do this a hundred times before getting the hang of it. I was surprised by the music selection. It was a wide range of styles & pretty cool. The instructor said you can burn up to 800 calories during a 1 hour class which I am sure I did not. I barely broke a sweat. The moves are so stinking fast that I just couldn't keep up with it most of the time & at times I ended up making up my own little jig so I would feel like I was getting in a workout.
Bottom line, this isn't for me but at least now I can say I tried Zumba! Thanks Kim!