Monday, November 16, 2015

The Three Phases of Teaching Zumba

This post is by Dana, a guest blogger on The Z Beat!

Phase 1: The “I can’t wait to strip off my work clothes and start dancing” phase

1.    I know once the music starts that whatever was bothering me from earlier in the day will be gone… “POOF”!

2.    I am 100% certain that the smiling faces from my Zumba class will instantly make me smile and happy straight to the core.

3.    I am positive that when I start to “sparkle” (AKA sweat), I will actually feel the day dripping off of me.

4.    I am instantly in my comfort zone, and I know that I along with everyone else can forget about reality for the next hour.

5.    I am excited to know that everyone there is probably there for the same exact reasons as me!

Phase 2: The “phew, class just ended” phase

1.       I now have enough energy to power wash the side of my house, fly home or run a marathon.

2.      My clothes will be dripping, soaking, ring-them-out wet to the point people will inevitably stare at me on my way out of the gym.

3.      I will happily bounce up the steps and dash through the door as a brand new person!

4.      I know I can tackle anything else that comes my way for at least the next 5 hours.

    5.      And as I reflect on my day at work, with the kiddo and from class, I somehow only remember the positive aspects of my day because I burned off the crazy in class!

Phase 3: The “day after” phase

1.       I wonder which one of the songs made my legs so sore as I go back down the steps and out the door to work.

2.      I already start to think about the next playlist and figure out which songs I want to rotate in and swap out.

3.      I try to stop humming my favorite ZIN song of the day, but I can’t help myself.

4.      I plug in my earbuds and listen to songs on repeat all day long. 

5.      And… back to phase 1! I can’t wait to get changed, and start all over again. 

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