Here recently, I've fallen back in love with Zumba! It's the most fun for me when it comes to working out and I don't feel so out of place. Well, it could really get interesting, but I have a lot to think about.
Let's start back to about 7 years ago. This is around the time I was for real about Zumba. I guess you can say I jumped on the Zumba bandwagon. I didn't see a lot of results (at first) when it came to my weight, but the inches started coming off almost immediately. Of course the weight would come. The instructor that I absolutely adored one day talked to me after class and she told me how proud of me she was because I was keeping up with the skinny people in class. I took that as a serious compliment! Seriously! Before I could even start the class, I had to make sure I took my inhaler and made sure it was close by if I needed it. In other words, I had to make sure I was close to a wall or window so I had something to put my inhaler on. She knew all of that! It was her next statement that shocked me - you should get certified to teach the class. I was basically floored because I just kept thinking who's going to come to the Zumba class taught by the big chick?
Well, that leads us to today. I have a coworker who wants me to travel to come to her Zumba class. She said she was going to keep bugging me until I came. Her class is a bit far for me, but I am willing to give it a try...just to be supportive to my coworker. However, today she told me you should consider teaching a class. Then, to add insult to injury (LOL), she told me that I could get a double discount for signing up by a certain time.
So, I thought of it a few different ways - it could be a fun way to make some extra money. I know I would be getting a solid workout for one hour a week with a fun group of people. It would be so much fun! But then in the back of my mind, even though she kept encouraging me, I wondered will someone actually be interested in taking a class from a person my size?
I mean, I can keep up, but I would be so terrified that people would take one look at the instructor and and turn away. However, how will I know if I don't take the chance. So, it's not something I'm going to think about and make a decision about tomorrow, but it is something to consider. I mean, I've seen plus size exercise instructors and I've even taken a few classes from them and it was wonderful because I didn't feel so alone. However, just because they got a warm reception, it doesn't mean I am going to get one.
What should I do? I'll, of course, think about it, but I would also like your opinion. Besides, don't you think it would make for an interesting post every once in a while?