heyyyy wazaaaaaaa. So what’s the significance of the title for today’s posting? It is what it is…i want more power, more energy that will have me bouncing off the walls so I can give all the energy i WANT to have when teaching any format of a Zumba Class. I work for Wynn fitness and my boss is very pleased and commends me on my energy level. Also after teaching Zumba Toning just this past friday at Premier Fitness a participant came up to me and told me that she is very impressed by my energy level and that this weeks class was more challenging than last weeks’ class because it had her feeling more tired sooner. Yayyyeee! Now that’s a compliment! I want them to walk out of my class feelin’ bruk! (translation: pooped out or aka very exhausted) So when she commended me I thanked her and said “It’s really not enough for me and I want MORE energy.” She replied with a surprised look on her face asking me if i was serious:)) lol!
Like I said, I want to have the kind of energy that can have me bouncing off the walls from beginning till the end. With every song I teach too, I want to dance it full out with no feet dragging, and not having any doubt that I’m going to make it till the end of the song. I also don’t want to feel ‘winded out’ at any point. Now that I think of it..maybe that’s unrealistic because at the same time I want to feel that I’m challenging myself..so that I can challenge the class at the same time hopefully. I’m not in tip top shape either so I feel I have to push myself for my class to feel as though they are giving their bodies a good workout.
I also admire more and more teaching Zumba Toning because of the fitness moves I can encorporate into the class. I’m trying to add more core muscle action by using plyometric squat jumps, and that move where you look like a speed skater and moves that require you to use your balance to engage your abs and your core. I like to use fitness moves because they do burn more calories and it’s very important for me to find ways for my participants to use more calories.
I love to dance and I love zumba music so I always make that a part of each of my classes. If I’m going to encorporate fitness moves in a Zumba class I try to make it fun by mixing up the song with some fitness and dance. You can do merengue with fast arms and legs and burn calories but that’s all you’re doing. What about doing merengue moves, and encorporating plyometric moves and fitness moves to engage your muscles and your core for a better balanced work out. You can do all the cardio in the world…but the body is more attractive IMHO with muscle tone as well. I may be on the thicker sign but I do have curves from muscle and I feel good about that. It’s important to me that my participants get a good dance out, a good caloric burn, and that their muscles and core are engaged in the Zumba Classes I teach. I really want them to feel something the next day and to feel challenged by that hour of doing a Zumba Class. This year I’m going to get my can fit pro done for FIS so I can excel at being a better Zumba Fitness instructor. I also need to learn about nutrition so I can take care of my diet …certainly something to be reconned with. Spring is coming and summer most of all and I would love to shed another 15 lbs for summer. I teach a combination of Zumba fitness classes which total 8 times a week so if i get my nutritional discipline in check, I’ll get there. I really think I should get on that this week…Monday being day one.
Thanx for listening