A few years ago, I found the thought of Zumba intriguing and terrifying at the same time. For those of you new to the Zumba Fitness craze, it is a workout in disguise. A choreographed hour of dancing to Latin inspired rhythms, such as salsa, merengue, and cumbia, you don’t even realize you are working out, until you’re left panting at the end of class – strangely, wanting more.
I’ve taken Zumba at a variety of facilities, and have even received my Zumba Fitness license to teach. Admittedly, I am very critical of other Zumba instructors because I know the “Zumba formula.” As this continues to be one of my favorite cardio workouts, I used my handy Fitmob Passport to book a Saturday Zumba class (sign up here) with Justin O’Neill at the Fitmob HQ. The class was stuffed like a turkey – everyone looking to squeeze in their cardio before the Thanksgiving holiday.
I can’t say enough about how wonderfully exhilarating and exhausting the class with Justin was. He had the personality of three instructors. His moves were easy to follow, full of attitude and sass, not to mention, calorie-torching. All of the most adored divas were present, from Cher to Selena. With music like that, the hair flipping and booty poppin’ were of epic proportion. Justin believes that working out should be a party. He and the Fitmob team hit that nail on the head. I had SUCH a blast at class, I decided to play some Selena on my ride home to stay on my Zumba high.
Fitmob Passport provides me the opportunity to try a variety of classes, all around San Francisco. I had so much fun the first time, I’ve booked my second Zumba class through Passport at the Fitmob HQ. My mantra for the next month: Mob, Sweat, Repeat. I hope to see you all on the dance floor!
Don’t forget to sign up for your fitmob Passport to travel around the 1,000s of San Francisco classes during the holiday season!