Monday, February 23, 2015

ZINspiration Mondays with Leesh

This week we have a story from Leesh, who has gotten mentally and physically stronger with Zumba. Here is her story.

I started my Zumba journey on the 17th of December 2013. It was completely different from what I was expecting. I enjoyed my first Zumba class so much that I had to go back. I continuously went to each Zumba class that was available to me, and even went to the local Zumba instructors' demonstrations in my area.

Just last year, in October 2014, I became licensed to teach. On the 17th of December 2014 I celebrated my one year anniversary and continuing my Zumba journey. The hardest part about becoming an instructor was having to learn all the rhythms that make up Zumba and having to learn how to cue well.

I've done over 130 Zumba classes now and with the love and passion I have for Zumba I have lost over 15 kilos (about 33 pounds). I expect to lose more considering I still do Zumba regularly and will always be a Zumba girl for life.

I have gained so much confidence over the last year! This is particularly important to share, because I'm usually very quiet. I have Asperger's, which is a form of autism.

I think many people with Asperger's can benefit from Zumba. It helps with what frustrates us, and helps get us involved in a community. Zumba provides a positive vibe and the music is great as well. No one makes fun of you or judges you. It lets us forget about everything and we can just have fun.

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