Much like yoga and then pilates, Zumba has taken the exercise world by storm.
While it is not much different than dance aerobics, people have been swearing by it left right and centre.
But I didn't buy into the hype.
A few weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to try out a Zumba class with her. It was a very low level, introductory class, with other people who had never tried it before, so it was perfect. I agreed. And it was so much fun.
Since then, this friend and I have been going to Zumba every Monday. You are focused so hard on trying to get the moves right, that you hardly notice that you are working your ass off. That is, until after you are done the lesson, and all of a sudden you are like... "Ow."
Tonight's Zumba night again. I'm looking forward to it.
I have to ask about the capitalism behind the fad though. It seems like every Zumba instructor I see is wearing a shirt that looks like this:
And the classes all seem to have a logo that looks like this:
So I can't help but wonder... Is Zumba actually run by only one company? And if so, how should/does that affect the way that I look at the class/trend?
Drop me some thoughts!!