Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sweatin' to the Hotties

Not to be outdone by Bowden's Beastly Feats of Strength (the big, bad man deserves some more linkage!), I've been working out too. But heavy lifting isn't really my speed (well, not since my stint on my high school powerlifting team. But that is another story for another time) So I started attending a Zumba class at the local YMCA. Wikipedia, (your source for mildly accurate workout news) describes it as:

“Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.”

I describe it as: "fun!" It's a really good workout, and I'm slowly getting better at shakin' my tailfeather (not to mention mastering the running man, and the Thriller zombie dance). There are classes everywhere, so I definitely recommend you check it out! There’s a fun article with more info here, (including a Dayton, OH shout know I love that!)

But, my shimmy-ing came to a halt when my class last week was canceled, so I had to go to my back up option. Treadmill? Elliptical? Nope. The Grind.

That's right, I am the proud ownder of this little beauty (received as a gift from my secreat santa at work. How well she knows me!):

If you like "sizzling MTV soundtracks" from the mid 90's (Coolio anyone?) and hot shirtless men with bad accents (the one and only Eric Nies!), then this is your tape. If you like a good workout from qualified professionals...then, you should probably go elsewhere. I learned some great moves I can "use in the club" (their promise to me!) but I don't think 'old school flava' is a good long term fitness strategy.
Sorry Eric, let's still be friends! See you at the club? I'll bring my rump-shakin' Zumba moves!

1 comment :

  1. I loved 'The Grind'. It was a chance to check out the 'hot' girls when I was in high school. I was so jealous of them and their hot dance moves. But then I would go eat some chips, scratch myself, and play video games ... in that order.