First let me set the scene…
Okay, a few of them may have danced me to shame.
So, I’m not going to lie, I was hoping some of these same ladies might be in my Aqua-Zumba class, because you can show me up at old lady line dancing, but I am kicking your ass at Aqua-Zumba!
I joined my friend in the pool anyway, AND HAD THE EXERCISE TIME OF MY LIFE.
Essentially, Aqua Zumba is shaking your ass to awesome jams, under a blue sky, in a giant pool. Midway through the first song I squealed with delight, “I’M AT THE RESORT FROM DIRTY DANCING! OR EVEN BETTER, A CRUISE SHIP, YA! I’M ON A CRUISE SHIP!” And I’m treading water, and I’m shaking that ass, and nobody sees my ass shaking because it’s under water! I didn’t think it could get any better. But then, Call Me Maybe came on. And that’s when my friend and I made Aqua-Zumba on a fictional cruise ship part karaoke as well.
So we’re singing and dancing and shaking our asses (under the water), and we think, “okay, no way it gets better than this!” And that’s when the instructor played Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat Song. If you’ve ever seen me when this song comes on, you know I become possessed by the island version of Darcel Wynne from Solid Gold. Grocery store? Souvenir shop? I don’t care where I am when this song comes on, we’re stopping everything to dance. So me doing Aqua Zumba, in a pool, with this song? Shut. Up. They should sell tickets to this performance.
And we didn’t think it could get better than that. But after the last class, the instructor approached my friend and I to tell us that it’s a joy to watch us because we’re always smiling, laughing, and having a good time.
Ask me how much I like being the teacher’s pet?
AQUA ZUMBA IS AQU-AWESOME!