Libbie (leenabeans) wrote,

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Instead of the usual Saturday morning Body Combat, my local gym decided to launch a "Zumba Taste Tester" this morning.

For the uninitiated, Zumba is a dance fitness program that fuses Latin and International music.

Usually I'm somewhat awkward when it comes to dancing. Sure I was pretty good with the running man in my Pimary School days. But despite having a slight interest in dancing (mostly hip-hop), I've always thought that my hips were attached like Lego figurines. So I was a little bit apprehensive about trying out the class.

But my favourite instructor(s) were teaching, so I thought: "why not".

When I rocked up to the gym this morning, the car park was packed. I decided to park at the adjacent shopping center instead because I knew I wasn't going get any spaces.

When I got to the studio it was PACKED. It was more like a mosh-pit - there was barely enough room to move around.

But when the music started, everyone tried their best to make do with the space they had. Toes were stepped on a couple of times. But in general it was a lot more fun than I expected. Things started getting comfortable when the moves started to resemble moves from other group fitness programs I do regularly: jabs, knees and elbows from combat classes, curls and step-touches from attack classes. There were some pretty energetic moves too - which makes me happy.

Hopefully it will be slipped into the September timetable without affecting my current favourite classes. I'll probably have to look at starting pump classes for strength endurance purposes because core classes are probably going to be axed :(

In other news, I've finally grown tired of being a "culinary retard", and every week, have been making an effort to try out some simple cookbook recipes.

So far I've made Napolitana, Creamy Carbonara, (boring) Fried Rice, Philippine Long Life Noodles and Spaghetti Bolognese.

Nothing beats home cooking though. Really craving for some sinigang right about now @_@
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