I joined Theresa’s Zumba Class just under a year ago and was quite nervous initially in my physical stamina and ability to keep up with the energetic classes (I am over 60). I had seen various videos of zumba classes and was sort of prepared for what was expected.
I decided to give it a try and the first initial contact with Theresa and her warm welcome and smiling approach made me feel very comfortable and I jumped in at the deep end, gave it a go and took it in my stride, slow and clumsy with the dance steps at first.
Theresa’s teaching approach and her way of making you feel that “you can do it and that no movement is considered wrong” spurs you to keep up and the steps gradually become familiar and easier. The variety of the music which is very upbeat makes you want to jump about and you do work all the muscles in your body. Sweating is part and parcel of the class and is also a good indicator of how much we have exercised.
I have found that my breathing and my stamina is strengthened; I have toned my muscles and my clothes are getting loose. I also enjoy meeting people and the social aspect is also a very important factor. I will keep going as long as I can and I am very grateful to have Theresa as my teacher, she makes the class with her energy and enthusiasm.
Thank you Theresa