I have traveled around the world to try to understand different cultures and customs, but with Zumba the whole world comes together in one studio to share in this positive, energizing, and revitalizing experience. People from all walks of life come together to do Zumba because it makes them feel alive.
The first Zumba class I ever took was actually in Kenya taught by a certified Zumba instructor, Liz Baregu, and I was immediately hooked. The movement was so alive and the rhythm so rocking, I couldn’t help but feel happy and energized. The more class I took, the more I began to feel empowered, confident, sexy, inspired, and in general on top of the world! This feeling started to spread into other areas of my life and that’s when I decided to become a certified Zumba instructor myself to share this experience with others. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of this movement that is energizing and empowering people the world over.
Zumba is based on intoxicating rhythms and non-verbal understanding. In other words you experience Zumba through your heart first, then your body, then your mind. When you have many people gathered together in one space, all leading with their hearts, this is a powerful experience. Zumba is about letting your own light shine, no matter who you are, and allowing love to come in.
What are you waiting for? Ditch the workout…and join the party!
In the comments below, please feel free to share your first experience with Zumba, how it made you feel and what you learned from the experience.