Saturday, October 11, 2014

7 reasons why non-dancers should Zumba


Really does happen

The music is the awesomest 

It fills your head completely. 
Your ears ring with it hours after the session is over. No matter where you hear it even though you’re rooted to the chair or the ground (yeah we‘re talking self-conscious non dancers here) you’re dancing in your head every bit as well as your instructor does.

You make the coolest friends

and that’s one of the most delightful outcomes. I mean how can you not bond with people with whom you’re making a fool of yourself, each day for an hour? It’s a partners-in-crime kind of bonding - the strongest kind.

It’s liberating ...

..to not have to worry about who’s thinking what and about who’s watching. (Everyone’s too busy getting their steps right, anyway). Only my two-left footed friends will fully appreciate how wonderful this feels. Nowhere else in the world would I try the stuff I do in that Zumba room. Okay.. maybe ‘try to do’ would be more accurate but what the heck! it doesn’t really matter.
I totally adore this one.
'Accidental solos' :-)
I do a lot of those.

It’s a no-pressure fun thing

This is no treadmill- crosstrainer routine so it’s not a predictable, same-same everyday kind of thing. It’s a new day everyday. And it's not a dance either so there's no ONE PERFECT way to do it.

You collect endorphins for the whole day

– that happy hormone that causes euphoria and tides you through stress. Wiki tells me that exercising releases endorphins. It adds that smiling, eating and gossipping also ‘do the trick’. Well Zumba takes care of the smiling bit (we do a lot of that, I might add) and gossipping in the dance breaks is the norm. Now if only I could grab a bite of chocolate along, life would so be complete.

Your stamina goes up like crazy

If you can stay moving on your feet for one full hour – not just moving moving but jumping, bending, lunging - well that’s stamina, right?

You might actually lose weight

but that’s such a side effect - a desirable one - but a side effect nonetheless.

Linking to Write Tribe's super initiative '7 days of rediscovering your blogging grove' where we blog seven days in a row according to a format. Today we had to do a list and you just read mine. The idea is inspired by Darren Rowse. Go read other fun checklists at the Write Tribe blog.

29 comments:

  1. Super list, Tulika. Off to know more about Zumba. I am a certified non-dancer! :)

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    1. I am giving you company, Corinne. I am a certified non-dancer too. I liked this term :D

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    2. No matter what I say I cannot convince you till you go and give it a shot - at least that's what happened with me.

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  2. I love this list, Tulika! I will apply it to badminton, myself. I just cannot see myself dancing, Zumba or otherwise ;) But, so very happy for you :)

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    1. Thanks Shailaja... Neither could I, but here I am! In any case what matters is that you take up an exercise form that you love and can stick to.

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  3. But wat abt people with two left feet like yours teuly

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    1. Refer point no 4 Meena :-). The thing to remember is that 'it doesn't matter'.

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  4. Can people with two left feet and a very stiff body do Zumba too??

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    2. Yes yes and yes again. All you need is the courage to make yourself go that first day.

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    3. That's encouraging! Will go for it sometimes soon! Thanks Tulika :)

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  5. Zumba is such fun no Tulika? :D Superb list!

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  6. I used to Zumba sometime ago and enjoyed it heaps. I should get back into it again. nice list.

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  7. I have been hearing about Zumba so much that I have to find out now what this is all about :)

    Random Thoughts Naba - The End Of Year Resolutions!

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    1. Good luck Naba. Hope you get a good trainer.

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  8. Now that would make my shopping session!

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  9. Zumba reminds me of the song Cult of Snap. Zumba re aazumba re ya :D

    PhenoMenon
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  10. how exhilarating! Zumba it is then :)

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  11. I've heard a lot about Zumba. Sounds like fun, Tulika. I am all for anything that gets the adrenalin going and the endorphins flowing! Great list!

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  12. Cool! Didn't have a clue about this dance form! Sounds so much fun.

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    1. It is. I don't have to worry about my cardio now.

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  13. Time to collect some Zumba music..... and then try to dance.

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  14. I had read this after I myself signed up for Zumba. I loved it then. Today, after a year, when I wrote my post, I remembered this and came searching for it. Read it again and felt, "wow, you described it so much better than I did". Have linked yours to mine, Tulika. Hope that's ok :-)

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