Zumba in the Park

Nothing like posting 3 times in one night!   I have to catch up and I probably won’t have much time next week.

A friend (the second one from the left in the above photo) invited Steph and me to attend the first annual Zumba in the Park fundraiser for Operation NOW (Not on Our Watch).  The money raised will be used to help prevent teen deaths due to distracted driving.  We paid $25 for an afternoon of zumba-ing in the great outdoors with some of the most talented master instructors out there.  And the money went to such a great cause.  How could I not participate?!

We got to meet Erick Santana.  He’s kind of a big deal in the Zumba world.  He leads a bunch of training courses and is featured in many of the Zumba DVDs out there.  To say that he is expressive is an understatement…

The weather was cloudy, windy and rainy.  Thank goodness for that!  We danced for over 2 hours straight.  If it were any hotter out there I probably would have passed out.

Steph ended up borrowing my Zumba clothes and, wouldn’t you know it, her Zubma clothing twin stood right beside her 🙂

Our friend even got called up on stage to do a hip-hop number with Jenny, a master instructor.

It was a great day!  I’m sure that I probably burned over 1,000 calories this afternoon.  I’ll probably be really sore tomorrow too.  But it was so worth it!