I have been doing Zumba for almost a year now and am totally addicted. This morning while I was in my Zumba class with women of all ages, shapes and nationalities, gyrating in harmony to the choreography of our very talented Zumba instructor, I couldn't stop smiling. What a way to start my day! For that one hour, I was transformed to a completely different world (this morning I imagined myself in a nightclub in Ibiza) and was energized. After that, I can take on my day of tasks, responsibilities and stuff!
Having tried many different forms of exercise (yoga, pilates, aerobics, weight training) and dance (classical, ballroom, latin, swing, charleston, hip hop), I finally feel like I have found my happiness in Zumba as it combines the best of dance and exercise. Add amazing music to the mix and you get a fun, awesome workout.
If you are intimidated by the fact that you have two left feet or can't shake your hips, then my suggestion would be to buy the Zumba DVD, learn some of the basic steps at home and then take the classes as most Zumba teachers use the same basic steps in their choreography.
Oh and by the way, if you enjoy clothes (like me) then I have to mention that the Zumba apparel is super cute. I bought these cargo pants and exercise tank. They fit really well and are great for Zumba. The full selection of apparel and other products can be found at the Zumba online store.
I hope you'll try Zumba at least once and if you do, then do share!