Thursday, 17 March 2011

Zumba

Yesterday morning I received an email from a PR company in London - Somehow they had stumbled across my blog, and they invited me to go along to a free Zumba class which was going to be held that evening at the City Limits Dance Studios in Hillsborough. The PR company (3 Monkeys - great name!) were doing some work for a scheme called LivingSocial - which appears to be a little like Groupon.


As I would turn up to the opening of an envelope these days (or so says my hubby!) I duly went along togged up for Zumba. The class was great - and really well attended. The dance studios are a far nicer environment for getting fit and losing weight than smelly gyms and Zumba is so much more fun than "Bums n Tums" type of exercise. The lovely Emma from 3 Monkeys (on the right of the photo) who had turned up straight from the big smoke by train minutes before the class started, was surprised at how friendly the class was. No "head to toe perfect" Gym Bunnies - just lovely ladies in comfy trackies dancing their little hearts out. LivingSocial are going to be offering these classes at a reduced price shortly, so check 'em out. The gorgeous girl on the left is Lauren who had just taken the class and was worried how she might look on the photo!!!!



Ive been going to Zumba classes at my local village hall for a couple of weeks now, and I'm really enjoying it. The lady who takes our classes there has reduced from a size 16/18 to a size 10 in just 1 year by doing 3 classes per week - I have high hopes for losing a stone!! By Christmas I may look like Lauren and Emma!!!

Many thanks Emma for inviting me along - I am amazed that you can sit in London and after a few clicks on a keyboard can find me out in the sticks!. Ive driven past City Limits many times but never gone in. And many thanks to Lauren for a fun and energetic class, and a tour around your great facilities.

31 comments:

Marie said...

I've been going to Zumba since September, once a week, sometimes twice if I can manage it, and I have dropped 2 dress sizes. I love it, it's so much more fun than going to a gym (tried that, boring,boring). You just can't beat a bit of hip-wiggling!!

The Girl said...

Hurray for Zumba!! I freaking love it and I don't think I need to say (again) how much it helped me lost weight.

Argh it's so much fun, wishing I could go to a class immediately, rather than having to wait for Monday!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You had better tell me what you do so I can loose this 10lbs that I have put on over winter when I return to France next week! Sounds like you had fun. Diane

Lisa said...

Always good to get a freebie, especially when it'something you like anyway!
I wouldn't let a camera near me after a Zumba session, but if I looked as young and perky as those 2 I wouldn't mind so much.
Perhaps we could Zumba around town? On second thoughts a gentle stroll will do!
Lisa xx

Bee happy said...

Glad you had a great time!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Louise said...

I know a few people who attend zumba in my local town and they love it! I don't know exactly what is all about, but it sounds interesting. If I went down two dress sizes there wouldn't be anything left so perhaps its something I can consider for the future, for the day I realise I can no longer eat as much cake as I like and not expand!

diane b said...

I keep saying I must try it out but haven't plucked up the courage yet,.

John Gray said...

what is zumba diane?

Kathy said...

Hey! Get you! That's sounds fantastic!
xxx

Rosie said...

Sounds like great fun I've heard of this before but not seen anything in our area. Can you do it with ancient clicking knees?

Rosie said...

I was refering to my knees!:)

Mister D said...

Thanks for the comments, I've never been up top, I've got a thing about heights, but apparently on a clear day, I'm told, you can see York Minster. Good luck with the zumba it sounds fun.

summerfete said...

Ooh you have to post a vid of you zumbering!

Did you know that I am coming out to play on saturday????

Very exciting indeed x

Janet said...

There is a Zumba class near to us - what is it you actually do ?plucking up the courage to go !

Jo said...

I've never heard of Zumba before. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and a freebie is always good.

Gilly said...

What the heck is Zumba?? Don't think we have it in this benighted part of Cheshire!

two bones and a bagle said...

Are you going to do a dance off with the DQ? I'm not sure I could manage as my co-ordination is rubbish I can just about manage a grape vine (think I am showing my age now)

Rosie said...

It's nice to find another Zumba fan. It is addictive isn't it so anyone who has tried it yet should be warned. :)

periwinkle said...

I think Zumba is definately the new ' thing' . I know so may people who do that or run . Me ... don't think I dare!!

Menopausal musing said...

Have seen it advertised outside our village hall.......... haven't dared venture in though......

Dianne said...

Wow!! this is what I need to do Zumba!!!

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

Well done you! And you always make me smile at your entertaining way with words... ;-) Yes, Zumba seems to be the thing these days, and 'everyone' seems to be doing it... I think you may just have inspire me to... consider it! ;-)

Warm regards,
Helena

mandycharlie said...

Well I am going to have to tell you this. My cousin in law early fifties, started Zumba classes and on Monday she had a mild heart attack mid class, I don't have the full details yet, she is coming out of hospital today as her ticker is back on an even keel.

Slightly scary and I am sure she is a one off. She always likes to be just that little bit different!

Deb said...

I've been contemplating a Zumba class...you may have pushed me right over the edge!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love Zumba and glad that you "found" it! So glad that you met Lauren and Emma... amazing how small the world is now.

Bises,
G

bibbitybob said...

Hooray for Zumba! I love it, but I've found the classes in my area to be pretty expensive so have had to give it up for a while. Glad to hear you enjoyed it x

potterjotter said...

I've heard of this - it seems to be all the rage at the moment - must look out for a class.

Ray+Joan said...

I would love to go to a Zumba class here in Spain ask your ladies to come over & start a class over here.

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Sounds like a load of fun!!! Hope you continue to enjoy it. Best of luck. :)

Debbie said...

I HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT... AFTER YOUR GOOD REVIEWS, I WANT TO FIND OUT WHERE TO GO IN MY TOWN.

DEBBIE MOSS

Anonymous said...

I've been doing ZUMBA since Nov 2010 & LOST 25 POUNDS!! I LOVE IT! I go to Z Live Studio here in CCTX Mon-Fri 2 hrs straight!
Find YOUR local ZUMBA studio, I guarantee you're gonna love it, easiest way to loose weight! (&I'm not an instructor/nor do I own any studio,,just a student)
Blanca