I know you've heard about Zumba. EVERYONE and their mom is talking about how amazing Zumba is, and I was really excited to try it out. I know I'm way behind jumping on board, but I thought, better late than never.
I have like super anxiety about going to a gym and not knowing what I'm doing because I kind of like to be good at everything I do (shocker) so I checked out a beginner Zumba DVD from the library. I was excited about it, put it in the PS3 all pumped up and ready to go, and then the confusion set in.
Maybe it was just this DVD in particular, but I hated it. First, there are three people showing you the moves. The main person is a guy who speaks Spanish or Latin (?) and then a few seconds later, a lady translates it in an annoying voice. I guess it's a good idea to have him speak the language for it...wait, scratch that, it was a horrible idea for it to be in another language. It's not like he was trying to teach us his language because he was talking way fast. I think it was just in there to make it seem more authentic or something. (I feel like I'm sounding racist here and I don't know why.)
Anyways, the guy explained the first dance, and then the girl translated. (And I feel like maybe part of the time he spoke in English, too. Now I'm confusing myself and I can't watch it again because I already returned the DVD. Blah.) They showed the first dance in steps at a slow pace to get you started. Then they said, 'Now lets speed it up!' and holy heck, I could not keep up. I couldn't really do the dance slowly, let alone extremely fast. There were just so many moves to a single dance move! I mean, hands, hips, feet, neck...everything.
Maybe live classes would be better? I'm definitely not graceful when it comes to my feet, though, so it just might not be for me!