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Old 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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So I'm going along to my first Zumba class tomorrow night and I'm TERRIFIED!

Anyone been? Any advice/hints/tips?

I'm really self conscious and shy, and I'm not really sure what to expect
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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PK7 - I personally have never been but my sister goes and absolutely loves is! She finds its a great motivator too. I think it will take me a while to get to the class stage but am happy doing my biggest loser workout dvd at home ... which starts today so dont let me kid you on!
Let us know how you get on ... just be yourself, have fun and shake it!!

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Thanks DoughDoh, I've had a couple of attempts with the Wii game (I think I might lack all forms of rhythm and coordination) but I'm hoping having an instructor showing the moves might help!

My biggest worry is not being able to do it! But I've arranged to go a little early to have a chat with the instructor so she can see how she can help - if everyone there is as lovely and supportive as she seems then I'm sure I will be fine!

I'm dragging my sister along with my for moral support too, she's also got a weight problem but doesn't seem to want to changer her habits...hopefully I can help!

I will of course let you all know how it goes!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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PK7 I am sure you will have a ball!
I have reached the stage I dont care what I look like when I work out - think of the end result!
Find something to help you focus, thats the main thing. It could maybe be the end result, that new dress you want to get into, the charity run you want to do, or my ultimate fave .... the look on peoples face when they see the difference in you, the fit and healthy confident you!

rant over! haha!

Enjoy your class, I wont say good luck again as you dont need it!

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Thanks, I was going to a gym a few months ago and got into that frame of mind...but I think I need time to adjust in a new environment (gosh that makes me sound like a family pet or something)

My focus is to look fabulous at my wedding early next year! I wanna give everyone that wow look haha

(also, I love the Biggest Loser - I'm a proper addict! Let me know what the DVD is like!)
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:28 AM   #6
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Aw your getting hitched thats fab! Mr Dd and I got hitched in Oct last yr,it was great! I felt super confident up until then...and then his granny says to me on the hen do , week before wedding - I thought you'd have lost some weight for the big day.
So yeah, im here! haha!
I have only watched a couple episodes of BL on tele, seen the dvd in quidland and thought why not!
Enjoy the class, let me know how you both get on. And good for you trying to get your sister motivated.
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Congrats! How's married life treating you? Ouch though, Granny sounds mean!

I love the USA Biggest Loser (maybe just because I like the male trainer....) but I've just bought the 30 day shred DVD which sounds savage by all accounts, so that might be an occasional kick up the bum!
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Married life is great!
We are both in the getting fit and healthy club together really haha so it will keep us going. Mr Dd is also trying to stop smoking so its all go here!
I will let you know how the dvd is and you can fill me in on zumba, I may even give it a go myself!
Enjoy, talk soon!
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Thanks. My fella is trying to bulk up so he's eating the opposite to me!
Lucky sod can't put on weight!

Enjoy your DVD
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I was looking in on a Zumba class yesterday at my gym, there was a huge range of ability, age, energy level and body shape. You'll be fine! Everyone has a first time - just treat it as a learning opportunity.

That being said, I didn't go into the Zumba class ;-)
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #11
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I've never done zumba, but about this time last year I was plucking up the courage to start gym classes, it took a while, I hated the first one and probably the second one too.......!

But, something changed, and I went 5 or 6 days a week for 6 months before I moved and couldn't go anymore. Now my gym classes are one of the things I miss the most about the UK! I NEVER EVER thought I'd be saying that seriously!

So, no matter how the first one is, keep at it for a while and then make up your mind

And give 30DS a go too, I'm working on it at the moment and it's certainly turning into my latest exercise addiction, I love it!

Which BL dvd do you have? I've got a few on my computer that I haven't looked at in ages, I might just have to dig them back out again

Good luck with the zumba!
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I've just bought 30DS, it looks pretty savage from everyones comments but I'm really excited - can't wait to try it out!
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Good luck with tonight's Zumba class purplekitten7! Let us know how you get on...
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good luck for zumba and defo give 30DS a try, I'm actually addicted!!
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So...I went to Zumba last night, and it was...GREAT!

I really enjoyed it and everyone there was lovely and supportive! I even managed to keep up for the whole hour So I will definitely be going again next week! Thanks everyone for giving me the confidence to go along, I'm really glad I didn't chicken out!
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