Cincinnati, fitness

Zumba at the YMCA + Giveaway

I have a giveaway, but before you can enter you have to read about how after one Zumba class they tapped me for the elite finals.

Okay, not really. Actually, not even close.

After my Muscle Madness class, the instructor told me Zumba was the place to be. I knew from DVD requests at the library it has a tagline of “Ditch the Workout and Join the Party.” What I didn’t realize is that this is basically aerobics of the 1980s or step aerobics of 1990s. Had someone told me we would be working through choreographed dance moves, I probably have jumped on a bike for another spinning class. Thankfully, I walked into that gym blind.

First, thank you YMCA for offering classes on Labor Day! I attended Zumba on Monday thinking the crowd would be light, but that gym was nearly filled up with women eager to shake their way to fitness! I scurried to the back so I wouldn’t distract too many with my awesome footwork. And by that I mean with my two left feet.

The instructor walked in, cranked up the music and everyone followed her lead without her saying a word. It was nothing short of amazing! The whole class was like that, people following the instructor who didn’t wear a mic and just threw up arm signals. A few attendees shouted some words that I didn’t understand, but I guess they were making requests. I’ve never been in a class that you can ask the DJ instructor for a certain song or routine – how fun!

Even if the instructor wore a mic and announced the moves, I still wouldn’t know much beyond a grapevine. I’m just that clueless, but I can march in place and hop around until I catch on. And guess what? I figured out enough steps to burn 449 calories. Pass me a hot pink headband, I’m ready for another class!

If you’re a Greater Cincinnati reader and would like to try your local YMCA for a week, enter this giveaway. Let me know what feature or program of the YMCA you would like to try.
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This giveaway ends September 17, 2012.

Disclosure: The YMCA provided me and a guest with week membership so that we could experience the YMCA and all that it has to offer. Winner of the giveaway must reside in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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11 Comment

  1. Andi (@udandi)
    September 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    {New Post}: Zumba at the YMCA + Giveaway

  2. Kelsee
    September 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I would go for Yoga + Workout Express… Over at the Westside Locale! 🙂

  3. Deana
    September 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Hey Andi! I just got caught up on your last few blog posts! Yay for you on the whole exercise thing! And I’m with you on Zumba!! I’ve been doing it for about 4 years now & got certified to teach it a year ago. Coincidentally I teach at the YMCA! My class is on Monday mornings & I taught on Labor Day. It was packed, just like your class! Love it!! Hope all is well with you! 🙂

    1. Andi
      September 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Hey Deana, thanks for stopping by! I actually thought of you when I got to class. Thank you for teaching class on a holiday, it means a lot to people like me who are normally in the office to be able to try something on my day off! I see you’re on IG – yay!

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    September 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

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  5. Susan Wenner Jackson
    September 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Can I just say how much I love that Rafflecopter thingy? I need to try that!

    1. Andi
      September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      I know! I avoided hosting giveaways because they seemed complicated, but rafflecopter makes it easier.

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    September 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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    September 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

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    September 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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