So my Zumba dvd's showed up yesterday**. I was able to try it out today. I loved it. I did realize that I have no dancing skills and my dance coordination has gone downhill since high school. Either that or I never had it to begin with. If the moves are really hard I just do jumping jacks for a while to keep my heart rate up. Anyway, it's more of a latin dance type of aerobic exercise. I did it for at least an hour, maybe even longer.
If you're looking for a change in your workout, I would highly recommend it. If you do it in the privacy of your own home you can save yourself from any embarrassment (which is exactly what I do). I will never do this in front of my husband until the day I die. That's how bad I am. Maybe, MAYBE I'd do it with some girlfriends. Only if I knew they'd be as bad as me (you know who you are).
All my good dancer friends - not invited :)
Here's a video that I found on You Tube that tells a little story about it. At the end they do a little routine. I'm not even close to being as good as they are. Not sure if I ever will be but it's fun to try. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Hxw_Jf2B4]
**Side note: I own a gazillion exercise dvds and have a hard time doing them because I get bored.