27 November 2012
When I first heard of Zumba, I thought it sounded right up my street as I love Latin American music and am an enthusiastic dancer at parties. Unfortunately it took me a couple of years to get my act together to go to a class.
Within weeks of going to the first session at the start of 2012, I was hooked. I now do Zumba Gold and regular sessions several a week – it's a great buzz - I especially love the Latin grooves and there is a great atmosphere. My fitness and coordination have all improved, and I'm better able to tackle the hills around Huddersfield when I go cycling. It even helps me in my job as a singer, stamina wise.
As a helper in tALk active's Modern Pilates classes too, I find that doing both Zumba and Modern Pilates back to back is an excellent combination workout. Pilates addresses the postural and strength issues that can cause bad backs, hips, knees etc. with which many people struggle. Over the years, I have noticed considerable postural changes, as well as improved balance and core strength. Everyone should do it!
Wish I'd started them both sooner!