Zumba brings out my inner diva. My buttocks slapping, hips gyrating, sassy-mouthed inner diva. Why does Zumba have such a loyal following? Zumba feels like a party and makes you forget you're dancing next to someone your Grandmother's age at 10 a.m.
It's taken some serious psychological rewiring to get me to make my health a priority. If I can do it, anyone can. I'm a middle-aged grandpa whose last athletic feats were performed when Jimmy Carter was president.
Our instructor played upbeat, fast-tempo salsa and bachata music, whooping into the mic and offering encouragement. She demonstrated each movement and then we mirrored it in unison, thankfully and safely beneath the water's obscuring surface