11.27.2007

Essersize


Yesterday afternoon I took a Step class at the Y, something I used to do regularly but haven't done in a few years. Step is a good workout--and lots of fun once you catch on. It's the perfect white girl's exercise, requiring minimal rhythm and groove. You have to endure looking like a goober for the first couple of times, but if I can get it, anyone can. Trust me. I'm about as coordinated as a beetle on its back.

I enjoyed the class, even though I'd forgotten many of the moves that used to come like breathing. And it was unfortunate that K was there, the smokin' mother of one of Lo's classmates. Not only did she know the drill, she fancied it up, doing extra bumps and sashays, wearing her bright green Nike sports bra and black dance shorts. She's probably 5'11" with one of those ultra-hip layered bobs--blond of course. I'm guessing ex-cheerleader.

I was right beside her in front of the mirrored wall, dwarfish, in the grey sweat pants I'd slept in the night before. I'd thrown on my "It's not me, it's you" tank top, which lost its punch in that light. I'd also forgotten to put my hair up, and as the class went on and the room got hotter and stickier, the hair got bigger and bigger, encroaching on K's space.

Still, like I said, I had fun. After all these months of jogging, I'd forgotten how group exercise can energize you. So when I got home, I looked up the Y schedules online, to see if they still offered kickboxing, something else I'd managed to get the hang of back when. But no kickboxing to be found. Instead, I saw something I'd never heard of before, called Zuma. Curious, I searched it on Youtube. I'll just stick to Step.

12 comments:

biggy said...

Why does the zuma instructor have her shirt pulled up over her bra?

Ty said...

I'm sure a beetle like yourself can get the hang of Zumba with a little practice.

Tania Rochelle said...

Biggy, because she can.

Ty, there ain't enough practice in the world...

biggy said...

Maybe it's one of those tiny sweaters like Gaga likes to wear.

Tania Rochelle said...

You're sure giving it a lot of thought.

Kathy said...

I will never Zumba. And you get points for going to class - I just do Gin Miller step videos at home. Takes me way too long to learn the moves.

biggy said...

T, you know I'm an ardent student of fashion. This will be proved next year when I get selected for Project Runway.

Tania Rochelle said...

Right.

Rupert said...

does K with the blonde layered bob and green spandex have a blog?

Collin said...

So Zuma is basically dressing up like Brit Brit and dancing like Shakira. I would pay to see you doing that T.Ro.

aud said...

wow. sign me up!! this reminds me of weddings in san antonio.

Tracie said...

FUN!

Is the guy in the green pants Kevin Fenton (lol). He'll kill me.

And homegirl in the pink shirt should'a been waaaaaaaay in the back. Just cuz you got your stomach out doesn't mean you can be upfront doing everything BADLY!

Anywhooo, it doesn't look too bad Tania. The beat was slow so you could catch on easily.

BIGGZ - I don't think it's pulled up; I think that's one of those shirts that has no purpose. It's not really a shirt, it's just the top part. I think they were invented so that skinny folks could walk around with bikini tops on (nowhere near a beach).

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