Making My Fitness Fun

by Nicci on 05/12/2010

I finally found a Zumba class in my area!! 

I’m bored with fitness dvd’s and need a live atmosphere!

To my surprise it’s taught at the local rec center across the street from my office. My first class is today and I have a friend & coworker joining me for this new fitness adventure. 

Here’s some information for those of you not familiar with Zumba.

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international musicwith dance in an effort to make exercise fun. Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 50,000 fitness center locations in over 75 countries.[1] DVDs are also available for learning at home. Classes and instructional DVDs use music based on salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and other international music styles and forms.

Other Findings:

Browsing through www.sparkpeople.com, I came across their fitness store. I’ve used their website to track my calories for 4 years now, but I had never bothered to browse their store. They have Fitness equipment, apparel, lunch kits, dvd’s and certificates at great low prices.

Also I’ve been loving www.sparkrecipes.com for delicious meals. They even have a SparkPeople and SparkRecipe IPhone app!

What new things have you come across recently?

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{ 23 comments }

Heather (Where's the Beach) May 15, 2010 at 7:08 am

Hey girl – zumba sounds like so much fun. I’ve not tried it yet though – not even a DVD in the safety of my own home. I’m always looking for new, fun cardio workouts too.

Trinity (of haiku tofu) May 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Monday is on! PS LOVE the new bloggity layout.

sheila May 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Btw, where did you get your blog theme?! IT’S SOOO CUTE!! I’m lovin’ it! I want to change my blog layout but don’t know where to find one.

sheila May 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

AH! I LOOOVE ZUMBA! I loooove that I get to shake my bootay and not have to feel weird about it because I have none! LOL. I’ve recently come across brazilian jiu jitsu and kickboxing. The hubby is taking jiu jitsu and I’ll be starting with the women’s group in a couple of weeks! I’ve been getting beat up in kickboxing, very intense! But I’m looooving it!!! I’m getting tired of the gym.

Nicci May 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Sheila- I went through Emily http://www.theblogfairy.com. She’s great! But I do love the header you have,it’s cute.

Shannon, Tropical Treats May 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm

loving the new layout! seriously it is gorgeousss… Major props on it.

I’ve always wanted to try Zumba! i may have to checkout some youtube videos and give it a whirl

Trinity (of haiku tofu) May 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I really want to go to Zumba with you- I love dancing and working out!

Nicci May 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Let’s do it next Monday, I’m trying to go 2x a week.

Naomi (onefitfoodie) May 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

zumba!! what a fun workout, I did it once…after i got the choreography down it was fun!!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Ooh, I am totally intimdated to try Zumba!!

Dawn (healthySDLiving) May 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I’m always tempted to take a Zumba class!

Sues May 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I’ve heard so much about zumba lately, but haven’t had a chance to check it out. I really need to!!

Melinda May 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

Zumba was totally my fave and I used to love to go. The trouble here is that they offer it on base, but it is at bad times. I hate to drive all the way back to the base after I am home from work for the day. Instead, I go to the gym for an hour on my lunch break.

Katie May 13, 2010 at 6:22 am

I’ve never tried Zumba! I’ve always wanted to… Ari’s mom loves it. I’m going to a cardio weight class today… I’ve done it once before and it’s killer but it’s still fun!

Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I have never heard of Zumba … but it sounds fun!!!

Molly May 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I have never tried Zumba.. but it does sound super fun! I wish I was more into group activity classes, but I am not. GOOD luck & have fun dancing!

Priyanka May 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I have never tried Zumba but it sounds great. Hopefully someday I can have the chance to go to a zumba class too.

Nicci May 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Rowing sounds like a fun workout, I bet my arms would be hurting after one lesson.

'Drea May 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I haven’t tried Zumba yet but I was looking for a kettlebell class and came across an introductory rowing workshop. I can’t wait to try rowing. Famous last words, I know…

RunToTheFinish May 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

spark recipes is one of my go to resources I really like it. I have been trying to find things on cooking light lately too which is a new find for me

fittingbackin May 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I track with spark too and never noticed it – i’ll have to go by there!!

I wish we had zumba here – lucky lady!

Mari May 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

I love love love Zumba! I miss my class…I would burn around 600 calories in 1 hour! I would slide on my own sweat lol

Nicci May 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

60 cals in one hour, I’m even more excited.

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