I’ve been dying to do the Zumba thing since it became all the rage, like, a bazillion years ago. So why am I so late to the game? Because I have a lot more pride than I do courage and rhythm. I just couldn’t see my rhythmless self trying to Zumba with a group of people, it wouldn’t be fair to them or to me. Therefore, I went out and bought Wii Zumba. I couldn’t wait to get it home and try it out.
Now, let me throw this out there, with computers and other gadgets, I’m pretty quick but for whatever reason, I cannot get the hang of the TV and the Wii. I have some sort of weird mental block against that input/output, AV thingy, so I had to have Mr. 15 set up everything for me. Insert teen boy snark here. After waiting for the kids to get on the bus, I was ready to shake it. I didn’t want the kids here, no witnesses.
I opened the box, pulled out the disc and put the Zumba belt on my waist. I set the game to “Learn the Steps”, you know, ’cause I’ve never done this before but I was immediately bored. Seriously, that’s the equivalent of reading the manual and no one ever reads the manual. I wanted to jump right in there and do my thing. So I put it on the “Beginner’s Workout” and started dancing to the music. I’ll admit, I didn’t hit every step but I had so much fun swinging my hips that I didn’t mind. The game does a fair mix of Salsa, Merengue, belly dancing and other Latin/Caribbean moves. With each dance step, every body part is in motion, so you’re definitely getting a full body workout.
Talk about sweating, I had sweat coming from places I didn’t even know had sweat glands. And you know how they say you feel more energized after a workout? I totally did. But at the end of the day, I was ready to crash.
Do you Zumba? Are you taking a class or do you have the DVDs or the Wii? What do you think?
Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post. I’m just pretty excited about Wii Zumba.