Chronicling the adventures of a fleet-footed foodie and the journey to her first marathon and beyond
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Where's My Legwarmers?
Jazzercise. OK, so what does this word invoke in your mind? Hokey dance moves, Flashdance style tops, and a lot of colourful spandex, right? Well, a neighbour of mine that I've become friendly with asked if I wanted to join her for a class or two to check it out, and at the time I had to stuff back a snort of disdain. I can pound out 30 full pushups in a row...I can run 20K no problem...I can pump out multiple lunges, squats and burpees like nobody's business - what could I possibly get from Jazzercise?!
Anyone got a fork? Cuz I got me some humble pie to eat. I busted out a huge sweat as the class was pretty fast paced and I had to call on all the 80's and 90's aerobics moves that I'd ever learned back in the day - I gotta say, the class wasn't that easy and really required some coordination and I had to pay close attention. There were a ton of people in the class - probably close to sixty, so it's a popular class to go to at my local rec centre. The strength training portion was fairly light so that would be my only downside...but I can see why people liked it - people were enthusiastically singing along to the music (which was pretty awesome - nothing like exercising to a little Lady Gaga), you got to do some fun dance moves and shake your bootie...and one of the instructors was this cute young buck with tattoos - a little eye candy never hurts, no matter where you are! But best of all, it was a ton of fun and everyone was hooting and hollering their enthusiasm. To me, any exercise where you can have fun while breaking a sweat is A-OK with me!
So lesson learned - never judge something until you try it because you just never know - you might just like it!