Z is for ZUMBA!

Welcome to the final day of the April A-to-Z Challenge! I’ve blogged every day, and I’ve used every letter of the alphabet. Today, Imma talk about my exercise bout last Wednesday.

I did Zumba. Now, in case you’ve never heard of it, or in case you’ve heard of it but don’t know what it is, Zumba is a dance-workout to music with a Latin-based beat. There are different levels, from Sentao (sitting down) to “in the Circuit” (super-strenuous). The one I did was somewhere in between, but I think I could use one a little closer to the sitting-down end of the continuum.

The class happened in the whatchacallit at my church — the part where we set up tables to eat or set up chairs to watch the talent show and what-not. What’s that room called? Fellowship room. Thanks.

There were twelve of us, including the preacher, plus the instructor, the highly energetic and always encouraging Katie. She gave us a brief introduction, told us not to worry if we couldn’t do everything she did, warned us not to overdo (as if I needed that particular piece of advice), made sure we all had plenty of water, and began.

Those who had been to one or more class before did measurably better than those of us for whom it was the first time. Personally, I spent part of the time just watching, but I also jumped around and waved my arms and wiggled my butt and stepped left when I should have been stepping right and so on and so forth.

What I think I look like doing Zumba.

From GIFSoup.com


What I really look like doing Zumba.


From GIFSoup.com

For. One. Solid. Hour.

When we finished, I was hot and breathless and bushed — and bursting with energy. I didn’t think I was going to sleep at all that night. The next day, I got up expecting to be aching from head to toe, but I didn’t ache a bit, and I felt like I’d been mainlining espresso but without the hallucinations and nausea.

I can’t wait for Wednesday, and the next class!

If you’re in the New Albany Area, click here for information on Katie’s New Albany class.

If you’re in the Corydon Area, click here for information on the FREE Zumba at Corydon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

If you’re somewhere else, click here to find a Zumba location near you.

Is fun!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: How fit is your main character? Your villain?




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Z is for ZUMBA!

  1. Maryann Miller

    April 30, 2012 at 10:08am

    I have never done Zumba, but I love to dance and this sounds like fun. Will have to check to see if our local gym has a class.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      April 30, 2012 at 11:02am

      Oh, DO, Maryann! It was tons of fun, and I’m a rotten dancer. lol!

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  2. Jane

    May 1, 2012 at 8:40am

    I love your tiny zumba monster. I so feel that way, well….a lot.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.