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Certifiable - A Quest To Zumba

Over the weekend I did something that would have seemed completely foreign and mind-boggling to me just two and half years ago: I became an official Zumba instructor.

The first time I took a Zumba class was November 11, 2008.  I had the day off from work and Nicole, who taught my lunch time exercise class, told me I could drop into her Zumba class for free one time.  I did it once and got hooked.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to sign up for a full session until January, and only on Saturdays, because of its popularity.  I was able to add more regular classes as I got wise to when enrollment was opened and got in before the roster filled up.

Should I mention I hate exercise?  I find walking/running on a treadmill to be boring.  I find aerobic classes or pilates classes to be a major yawn.  So what in the world was it about Zumba that kept me going and then pushed me over the edge to even learn how to become an instructor?

The music and dance.  It didn't feel like exercise.  Tha…

Sun & Blue Skies in February

It's a rare sunny and blue sky filled day today in Western New York.  We've had more than our fair share of cloudy grayness for the past couple months.

Zumba

I decided I enjoyed taking the class so much that I signed up for Instructor Training with my friend, Ali.  We head up to Rochester after work tonight for an all day session tomorrow.  There's a serious need for evening classes in the Jamestown area with only one being offered at the Y after the 5 o'clock hour.  I'm hoping Ali will be able to fill the gap, with me filling in if needed.  On a related note, I re-joined the Jamestown Y since as long as I make it there at least 3 times a month, it pays for itself in terms of the cost of adding me to Matt's membership. 

Violin

I won't be performing in any musicals this Spring as the school I usually play for doesn't have a violin part written into the musical they are doing.  This means I won't be playing again until the Spring concert for Jamestow…