For a while now on Wednesdays, I’ve been featuring “Work Out Wednesday” on (you guessed it!) Wednesdays to recap my week in the gym…
Since Fitbloggin is designed to be fitness friendly and for the fitness bloggers of the world, it’s packed with different workout session to appease anyone looking to sweat it out!
While the conference schedule included informational sessions, it also included Yoga, Crossfit, Zumba, a Trampoline Fitness Class, and a Bootcamp class. I knew that I needed to do the Yoga class. Having proclaimed myself a yoga-holic, that class was high on my list (even if it started at 6am). The folks at Nature Valley had thankfully provided free yoga mats to the attendees, so I was all set.
On the way out of yoga, I ran into Julie from Am I There Yet and we decided to head out to Starbucks for post-yoga refreshments.
On Saturday, I knew I had zero interest in the early morning bootcamp, and kicked off the morning with a lovely walk around the Inner Harbor.
Eventually, we’d had enough of the walking and were ready for our 2nd Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks. So delish!
We finished our walk in plenty of time to attend a morning session before heading to ZUMBA. While I had tried Zumba several months ago and did not enjoy it, I figured why not.
When it was time to take this class, I was STILL hesitant. I don’t like Zumba. I don’t do Zumba. I don’t dance.
Oh… how wrong I was once again!
The instructors for the class made it ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Their energy, their song selections, their motivation, and the fact that they were shaking it up there… inspired us all!
I honestly couldn’t believe how MUCH I loved Zumba this time around. Maybe it was the music, maybe it was the energy coming from the crowd, but I just got into it… and frankly, I am still slightly obsessed a few days later.
I seriously can’t tell you the last time I sweat this much, and I mean that in the best possible way! Every muscle in my body got a workout… and my core felt like I had been working it for hours!
So moved and inspired by the whole morning, I had to get a picture with the instructors, starting with Sam. I totally gushed to Sam about how awesome I thought she was and how I loved Zumba…
And, then I met Sue… Sue got the bulk of my cheesiness. Remember all those endorphins were FLOWING post-workout. So, I did what every normal girl does.
Something crazy happened in that Zumba class… I’m serious. I have a feeling you’ll see more Zumba updates in the future. It was just that AWESOME.
So awesome, in fact, that I found this video of the class online and I just had to share it. AWESOME!
I’m equally motivated by the fact that it felt like I had done a ZILLION crunches later that night. Yep, Zumba whittles the core…. and I’m completely pumped about it.
There were so many options for workouts that I almost wished I had done more… but then again, I think what we did worked perfectly!
One last note on Zumba… check out my Fitbit steps on Saturday morning (post-walk and post-class!)
What’s your favorite way to get your SWEAT on?