Zumba!

@much2say (53959)
Los Angeles, California
March 2, 2024 2:33pm CST
Oh a whim this morning, my daughter and I took a free exercise class offered by a local public library. We did ZUMBA ! Zumba is a dance type workout inspired by Latin dances and rhythms. The instructor asked if we've done Zumba before. Well, I come from figure skating and dance . . . my daughter has taken Salsa. We weren't exactly newbies, but we've never officially taken Zumba. Could we keep up? We did keep up! The 45 minute workout was invigorating and just enough to get our dance energy going. I'm no spring chicken, but hey, I STILL GOT IT . I have to be careful of my wonky left knee though . For now, we may do this on Saturday mornings for the next few months. It's free, so why not. It's something healthy and "new" to do anyway. Have you thought about doing or done anything new lately ?
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@Deepizzaguy (94393)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Mar
I have been working on taking courses on improving my self esteem.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
That's great, George! Wishing you much success with your courses .
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
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@Deepizzaguy (94393)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Mar
@much2say Thank you for your kind wishes.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48896)
• United States
2 Mar
Sounds like a really nice and fun way to spend time with your daughter.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Mar
We enjoyed it! Yah, she needed some physical/musical activity to do .
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@shaggin (71663)
• United States
3 Mar
I would not be able to keep up I don’t think. Sounds like you guys did awesome. I’ve never tried Zumba but I have tried other things for exercise that was to music and I couldn’t coordinate the moves and got frustrating.
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@shaggin (71663)
• United States
4 Mar
@much2say aww how embarrassing for them
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
It did help that my daughter and I had previous experience with Latin dances. There were a couple ladies there that were sort of at a stand still just trying to figure out the steps.
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@RebeccasFarm (86733)
• United States
3 Mar
How much fun is that Much
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
We had no expectations, but we enjoyed it enough that we will continue to go back. Twas time for daughter and I to do something new.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Mar
@RebeccasFarm It put us both in a place where we could forget everything in this world for a while .
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• United States
7 Mar
@much2say I am so happy for you both to have had such fun Much.
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@LadyDuck (457768)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
Be careful with your knee, my cousin loved so much Zumba and a few months later she needed knee surgery. I walk and that is my exercise, I am not young and I know what it's better to avoid.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
@LadyDuck I'm sorry your cousin's knee did not get much better. My dentist said in her case that they could "clean up" the inside of her knee, but can't do much more for actually fixing of it. Although since then the technique for knee surgery has been improved, she is debating whether to do her other knee or not. Oh yes, I remember your stairs! Is your weather good now so you can walk outdoors?
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
Oh no - how is your cousin's knee now? I know knee surgery can be good or bad. My dentist is still limping around and her surgery was done years ago . Walking is always good - we still do that too. I do think staying active however we can keeps us fairly young.
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@LadyDuck (457768)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
@much2say - My cousin's knee is no more as it was before surgery, she still limps around and she has pain if she walks for too long. I like to walk and I do every day during the nice season. With a house on three levels I go up and down the stairs dozens of times every day.
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@JudyEv (325532)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Mar
I went to 'Zumba for Seniors' last Monday and enjoyed it. I suspect it's more exercise to music but it was still good. I did have to stop halfway as I was getting giddy - not sure why. I'm glad you had fun.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
Ohhhh ! Right - the exercise is like aerobics (not my thing) but using Latin dance steps (which is more my thing) and music. It can be high energy - so many people stopped in the middle for water breaks!
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
@JudyEv Boot scooting . . . is that the same as line dancing?
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@JudyEv (325532)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Mar
@much2say As we're all pretty old here, most classes are geared to seniors. I used to love boot-scooting in our previous town.
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@AmbiePam (85408)
• United States
3 Mar
That is wonderful! I always thought it looked fun, but my body isn’t up to that. And how great that they care enough about the community for it to be free! How many people showed up?
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
Our public libraries have many free public events, but it's hit or miss (some good, some meh - and these types are probably to promote certain businesses/studios). There were about 8 people including us. I have a feeling it will be the same workout each and every time - but this we'll be ok with that.
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@snowy22315 (169808)
• United States
2 Mar
I did the free youga at the librry last year, but it was the chair yoga and not much of a work out. I don't think I cold handle zumba though.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Mar
Ohhh, my mom and I did the chair yoga last year. The instruction was on a screen - it wasn't particularly exciting nor much of a workout like you said. This zumba class wasn't too rigorous to be honest, but yah, I've seen some real intense zumba workouts in gyms/studios.
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• China
3 Mar
You are a good figure skater,so you will soon get the hang of Zumba.To my surprise,you still have very good physical strength !
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
Honestly, I have felt more energetic and alive lately because of tai chi and learning about exercising the acupressure points. The dance part comes naturally to me - I could follow the steps easily. Somehow I had stamina to keep up the entire time without having to be out of breath - it felt great !
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
@changjiangzhibin89 I just wish I could do something more to fix my knee. I still have not found the right formula for helping my knee - I hope surgery is not in my future. Otherwise, I have quite diligent about a daily routine with tai chi and acupressure points.
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• China
4 Mar
@much2say Sounds like Zumba is in your element ! Ah,you still persevere with practising tai chi and pressing the acupressure points ! Small wonder doing Zumba is a breeze to you.
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@rebelann (111117)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Mar
I've thought about doing a couple new things but declined those notions instead.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
@rebelann Ah - yah - that's on the cold side for me too.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
Oh darn. Maybe you'll still be able to do those new things in time .
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@rebelann (111117)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Mar
That could be, it's just too cold for me even though it's 60f.
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@RasmaSandra (73294)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Mar
Glad you got to enjoy Zumba with your daughter, I have heard about it but never tried it,
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
It was quite enjoyable and we got good exercise out of it! I've heard about it for eons too but never attempted until today.
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• United States
2 Mar
Glad you enjoyed your Zumba class. I always thought it sounded like a fun way to exercise.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
It's aerobics but with a Latin flair - feels like dancing more than exercise. Aerobics with 5 cups of coffee .
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Mar
I'm glad you enjoyed Zumba and could keep up. I haven't done anything new lately.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Mar
We go to week 4 of Zumba tomorrow . . . so far so good ! Do you have plans for spring (I read there is still snow out your way!!)?
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Mar
@just4him Thank you - we did! I hope it thaws out there soon so you can enjoy the trails .
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Mar
@much2say Only to get out and walk the trails more. Yes, more snow tomorrow before it changes over to rain. Enjoy Zumba.
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@LindaOHio (155845)
• United States
3 Mar
I've heard of Zumba but never tried it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a good day.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
It was fun, but I really did have to watch that knee (I know you know how it goes with knees). Hope you have a good rest of the weekend!
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
@LindaOHio Oh my - 11 hours is a lot of time to be in a wheelchair. The instructor actually told us to get knee protection - that exercising on carpet is not a good thing - so I really have to watch it. Wishing you a good week too .
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@LindaOHio (155845)
• United States
4 Mar
@much2say For sure I know how it is with knees. Mine were killing me after 11 hours in the wheelchair yesterday. Have a good week.
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• United States
10 Apr
Thats sounds like a lot of fun! I used to see those ladies (some guys) rock Zumba when I went to the gym!
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Apr
SOOOOOOOOO good to see you @infatuatedbby . . . how have you been ? We've done it for a few weeks now . . . it's pretty much the same stuff each time, but at least we're getting our exercise in instead of lying around on a Saturday morning .
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
@infatuatedbby Glad to hear you've been good!! Just pluggin' away with life here . . . but I guess that's all of us, right? We're working on "us" this year . . . mental/physical/emotional. Come with us to zumba !
• United States
14 Apr
@much2say Hiiiiiiii Miss you all! I've been good How are you?? Woohoo. that sounds like fun being able to get your exercise in and having a productive Saturday morning.
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5 Mar
It is a great share
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
It was great exercise - we had a lot of fun!
7 Mar
@much2say that is great
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@thelme55 (76476)
• Germany
5 Mar
That’s great. I do Zumba at home nowadays with the use of you tube video. Though I do it alone at home , it is still fun.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
Oh yes, there's lots of workout videos on YouTube (for free!) - Zumba included . . . we can do anything now thanks to YouTube . I have a couple Phil friends out here who are in a Zumba group with other Filipinas . . . they seem to really love it!
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Mar
@thelme55 Oh how fun you are in a group ! I know, as adults it's not always easy to schedule these times to get together - but it's good you have this group to exercise with. Nice - sounds like Zumba is quite popular in the Phils! We took the class for the 3rd time now, more people seem to be coming!
@thelme55 (76476)
• Germany
12 Mar
@much2say Yes, there are. Thanks to you tube. I also have a Zumba group of 4 persons but we can only do it when all have time as 2 of them are working in the home for the aged and doing shift schedule. There are some parks in the Philippines where there is Zumba activities and everyone can join. I find it great. More people, more fun.
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@Happy2BeMe (99399)
• Canada
3 Mar
I did zumba a few years back. It was a lot of fun.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Mar
I liked it because it was more like dance rather than exercise. The high energy beats do make it fun!
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@Happy2BeMe (99399)
• Canada
3 Mar
@much2say that us true and exercise so much more enjoyable when it is fun
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@dya80dya (33449)
19 Mar
Yes. But it's not fun. I have thought to go to the dentist. And I am watching free webinars that can help me.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Mar
I guess going to the dentist is necessary - if you go, I hope all goes well. What kind of webinars are you watching?
@Kouponkaren (5488)
• United States
1 Apr
I like Zunma but I am a klutz so can't usually keep up with everyone because I don't pick up dance steps very easily. I like to dance to Latin music at home though. I love Gloria Estefan's music and ance to that to lose weight and stay in shape.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr
Gloria Estefan - yes! I love her!! Did you know that her daughter also sings? What's important is we just keep moving . . . and with good music we can dance our way and it's all good .