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There is no denying it, summer is coming and we’ve been on the lookout for a fun but calorie burning workout. So when Zumba contacted us to take part in their Zumba 30 Day Challenge at Fitness First St Leonards with star Zumba instructor Kathy ‘Bananas’ and our friend Tash from Breakfast with Audrey, we jumped at the opportunity to jump around like a goofball and work on our non-existent dancing skills.
Our first class was an intense introduction to the workout craze that has swept the world – Kathy told us later that you can burn anywhere from 600 – 1,000 calories per class (!) – and with sexy salsa dance steps we didn’t feel like we were being put through the same torture as a rowing machine at the gym would be doing. Instead we were giggling with Kathy and Tash while mistiming every other step.
But Kathy assure me that: “Zumba is not just for dancers, it’s absolutely for everybody. You don’t have to come from a background where you might want to be on So You Think You Can Dance. With each class you will find that it get easier, the more you come, the better you get at it. You feel more confident because you get better at it and you’re able to let loose and enjoy it more.”
Good to know!
Watch the video from Day 1 of our Zumba adventure below and stay tuned for more updates on our progress next week.
This post was sponsored by Zumba. All thoughts and comments are our own.