First of all I have learned in my very many exercise tape and exercise class experiences that the instructor can make or break the experience. Some talk too much, some talk too little...some foam at the mouth (yes, seriously...seen that) some have a really annoying voice, like a squeaky mouse, and some sing along to the music...that's the worst! But I have never seen anything like the class yesterday.
Now, I am hesitant to say anything against this instructor because she seemed like a really sweet person, and probably a good instructor, just not a good Zumba instructor. And the thing that made my experience as her student the worst is the very thing that makes me not want to say anything negative.....she is a breast cancer survivor. And I'm talking a fresh survivor, she got her port taken out the day before teaching the class. If you are unclear of what a port is for, or what that means....I assure you that I am not. I am not new to the cancer scene. And being someone who will probably have to have my ovary's taken out after having children so as to prevent my very high chance of getting cancer, and also someone who has watched almost all of my grandparents, great-aunts, and great-uncle die from several different kinds of cancer, I am not unaware of her struggle, and I applaud her. However, I don't want to be thinking about cancer when I am trying to work out. A class I was looking forward to, but as it is at 6:30 on a Friday, I had trouble getting myself there.
I mean come on...I don't want to know about your experience having your port taken out, I also don't want to hear your stories about the various times your prosthetic boobs have fallen out of your bra, and I really don't want to worry about the fact that you are looking a little tired, and might collapse in the middle of teaching. Maybe it is my own sensitivity to cancer, or maybe it's because I was not really in the mood to go to this class, on a Friday at 6:30, but I made myself go because I thought it would be fun. But, I just was not in the mood for this crap!
And that's not even the worst part. That's just the icing on the cake....and the part that makes me feel like a bitch when I tell you the really bad part.....
This chick was the skinniest thing I have ever seen. And I know cancer makes people look sick, and they loose their appetite, but I think she is also a naturally very skinny person. Now, Zumba is very Latin based, and has (or is supposed to have) a lot of hip movements. The thing I did on Friday was the awkward white persons version of Zumba. Seriously. I was so damn bored...and I could not believe this chick teaches Zumba...I mean the creators of Zumba should see this shit....they would just die!!! She had no hips, and no ass....I mean seriously, we were doing ourselves a disservice. It was laughable.....it would make a really funny you tube video. Thank the Lord she was a sub...I will try again next week, but two strikes your out, and if the regular teacher is ever out again, and this chick shows up....I am high-tailing it outta there faster than you can say Zumba!
On a lighter note....I am enjoying a little Ghost Whisperer with Jennifer Love. And I remembered my first workout video. (I am almost too embarrassed to admit this, but its too funny not to share) My first workout video was Dance Workout with Barbie...yea. Anyway I found the video, and check out the girl on the left...it Mrs. Love. :) Enjoy