Looking to kick-start 2015 with a workout that’s fast-paced, sexy and anything but boring? Make Zumba (a workout inspired by Latin dance moves) part of your cardio mix! Yes, even all of you 35-year-old moms who are stuck in that treadmill rut and think Zumba is only for 20-year-olds, I'm here to prove you wrong.
Zumba instructor Jeli Cosas explains,
“There’s no such thing as the wrong foot or the wrong direction. It’s not like one of those 80’s-inspired aerobics classes where it’s all about doing exactly what the instructor is doing. It’s about enjoying the music and having a good time.”She tells her students—who range from high-schoolers to retirees—that if they’d rather do a different move than the one she’s doing, that she just calls it a dance solo!
Maybe your torso isn’t as taut as you’d like after having kids, having a few too many drinks or let’s face it, entering your 30s. Zumba is guaranteed to tighten up your midsection.
All you really have to do in Zumba is pretend you’re Jennifer Grey doing Johnny’s mambo. Shimmy your shoulders, shake your hips and visualize Patrick Swayze meeting your gaze!
Zumba guru, Jeli Cosas offers a few tips to maximize your Zumba experience:
“As instructors, we’re taught to rely primarily on ‘sign language’ rather than verbal cues as a method of instruction. It’s not about flawlessly following a certain technique; it’s about the interpretation of each individual.”
Here’s to 2015 being anything but boring!