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.