Friday, January 21, 2011

He Teaches Zumba?





My husband told me a while back that a guy he works with in the office recently became a certified Zumba instructor. ( If your're not familiar with Zumba, it's a Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness class.)  I laughed a little...mostly because I just didn't think it could be true.  I mean, Jim doesn't really look like the dancer type.  Or the kind of guy that would want to teach a fitness class.  Jim is married and has several children...and I just thought it was probably a joke.

Well, yesterday I was able to see for myself.  My husband sent me this video clip of Jim teaching a class.  I LOVE it!  It made me laugh...a lot...but mostly, it made me feel really good.  I mean, who says you have to be small, cute and buff to teach a fitness class?    I think it's admirable.  This guy obviously stepped big time out of his comfort zone and went for it.  He really enjoys teaching Zumba and he has been losing weight in the process.







Have a great weekend!

27 comments:

Nicolle said...

OMG. He is ADORABLE. I love him. What a fun and crazy guy. That is awesome. It totally made me smile! :))

Have a great weekend!

Jen said...

This must be a sign...there is that Zumba word again.
Look how many people are in his class...he looks like a really fun instructor.

Love Brady's ducky too. Sweet!

Susan said...

This fella has got it goin on. Way to go for him. I would be too embarrassed to do it.
I actually started doing this thing called "Torbo Jam" in the mornings. Yes, it's that dorky thing you've seen on TV ages ago, but it is a really good work out. Som eof the moves are too hard to figure out, but I haven't gotten past the first level (Learn and Burn) anyway. I think the instructor ia adorable, but she moves too fast for me to figure out how to do what she's doing.
I just clear the couch and chair from the hard wood floor in the living room and do my little workout. It's fun.

gabe said...

what a cool thing to share Kerri. . .how awesome that he so comfortable teaching what looks like a whole class of women:) He makes me want to get up and zumba too!

Holly Erwin said...

HILARIOUS!!!!!
What a fun class that HAS to be!!
(I love his booty shimmy!)
I think I may try and find one after I deliver... it looks like a blast!

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Shake that booty! Ha! Just awesome. I have done Zumba a few times and it really is a great workout. Good for him, and you!

Traci said...

OMG that's GREAT!

I hope Duckie went well :)

Stephanie the PW said...

Um.. like, WHOA!!! I want to be in that class! How fun!

Karina said...

Fantastic. I want to meet him on the dance floor...he's got more booty shaking goin' on than many of the girls in that class. So the real question is - are you going to take the class with him? I'll join you for sure! Have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

Awesome! Love it! I have always wanted to try Zumba, I love to dance and I think i would love it too. Our YMCA offers it but you have to pay extra and I am too much of a cheapo to sign up.

sloan said...

This is a riot!! That guy is my hero - no self doubt holding him back, wow! I've never tried zumba, but jen just posted about wii zumba yesterday - we should all make up our own mii's and join one another in a virtual wii zumba class!!

Donna said...

I LOVE this guy, Kerri!!! lol..hahahaha!! giggle...wow! I took a Zumba class and blogged about it maybe a month ago...not the same experience at all!!! A young hip, chic gal taught it who was too cool and I felt...old!! This one would be a riot...wish he was here. Thanks for a fun post!!!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kerri, I can't stand it I love it so much! I wish I could go !!!
Looks like a blast!!! I am going next week with my sister in law . I can't wait!
Have a pretty day!

Kristin

J said...

I want to take his class! Fun!!!

Cherie said...

That is awesome! He definately does not look the type but he does a really great job and I think things like that take alot of courage. I mean that butt shake alone! I could not stand in front of a group of people and do that!!

Kim said...

OMG! I love this! He looks like so much fun and he must be b/c that class is PACKED! I would so take that class. It reminds me of the aerobics classes I took back in the day w/out the leotards. hehe...

BB's modern teacher, a former Alvin Ailey dancer, teaches it at her studio. I've wanted to try it, but I'm scared of how choreographed and perfect she would be!

Kim said...

You know what? Someone needs to forward that video to Ellen. I bet she'd have him on her show!

Stef said...

I LOVE Zumba!! And that was fun!! I would love it.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

LOVE this. I agree with Kim, Ellen would TOTALLY have him on her show!!!

Jill said...

Love it! I love seeing people enjoy life!

Thanks for your comment, I may try uploading the video again or another way. It's tissue worthy....

Blessings,
Jill

Lorri said...

I want to try Zumba AND meet him! I bet he is a hoot!

Bridget said...

Looks like a fun class!!

J said...

There's an award for you on my blog!
J

Candice and Alyssa said...

My friend and I love zumba! So much fun

Cindy said...

Ok...that is tooooooo much!
Love it and I want to join!
How can you have a bad day after an hour of watching him and listening to that music!!!:)
I like Sloan's idea.....
Enjoy the night

Seizing My Day said...

I LOVE it... It made me laugh too... but I have been DYING to know what Zumba is like... I am too chicken to try a class at the gym... but I might just have to make that one of my goals... maybe by summer??! I LOVED aerobics back in the days of college... 20 years ago... *sigh* ;) I love it!! Thanks for sharing it!! ;)

corners of my life said...

I faithfully attend Jazzercise and have always wondered what Zumba was like. Now I know - thanks.

 
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