Tonight I did my 2nd Zumba class. It's a LOT of fun! It really isn't that hard. The steps are quite easy and you know what? If you feel you can't do the step exactly like the instructor, just make up your own! As long as you're having fun and grooving to the beat, you'll have a good time and maybe work up a sweat as well. I definitely found the Hot Yoga's a better workout, but Zumba's waaaaay more fun (let's just put it this way - when I come back from Yoga, I have to take the elevator because I'll collapse on the stairs, but tonight when I came back from Zumba, I ran up the 5 flights of stairs). The first class I didn't really work up too much of a sweat because I was watching the instructor and concentrating on learning the moves. Today I felt I already had a good base and did more of a workout since I didn't have to concentrate so much on learning the steps ... plus I moved up closer in the class so I could actually see the instructor better. I'm definitely not as young as I used to be, though, because my knees get quite sore. I have one kneecap that pops out of it's socket, so I have to watch that one a little, but it's good fun.
What is Zumba, you may ask. It's a mixture between Latin/African dancing and aerobics. Here's a little taste.