We have arrived at the Z in the alphabet of aerobics

“Let’s get physical, physical.
I wanna get physical.”

Back when Olivia Newton-John was trying to convince people her music was about working out, I was exercising in front of the TV to Jane Fonda videos with a little Richard Simmons on the side.

Eventually, I graduated to step aerobics, buns of steel and moves with that accented guy in Hawaii.

Yoga came after that — some classes with a live instructor and TV, too.

Fitness trends are funny, and by funny I mean both weird and amusing. Who knows why one instructor or type of dance move appeals to the public at any one time.

Nowadays, it’s zumba. Zumba is a Latin-dance inspired workout.

I tried zumba today, and it was fun. But I was reminded of the pool deck on the cruise ship I enjoyed this past spring in the South Caribbean. Let’s just say there was a lot of salsa.

I’ll probably be sore tomorrow because we moved, but it wasn’t particularly innovative in any way except the music; most Midwest suburban housewives probably don’t listen to a lot of Latin music.

Hey, if it works to get people active, no point in arguing. We are, however, at the “z” in A to Z. Cha-cha-cha.

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