A Basic Training

Last weekend on Saturday, I attended the Basic Training to begin my path to be a Zumba instructor. Saturday morning saw me waking up early to get ready to go. I ate breakfast and then bundled up to go outside. The temperatures were low and discouraging but I had made a decision to go further with the Zumba classes and did not want to let myself down (added to which I had already paid for the training).

After an hour and a half travel time using the public transit, I arrived at the venue to see many people milling about. I had made it just in time and rushed to get registered and changed for the lesson. We had been warned it would be physical so I was prepared to do a little dancing.

The day started with a Zumba class run by the instructor. And already I was smiling 😀 The class was full of energy and so much fun to do – I can only work towards being as good as he is. After the sample class, we continued dancing – and learning. I began to see and understand the patterns that I had followed in the many Zumba classes I have attended.

After lunch, we sat for a bit to talk about theory – but only for a short while. Then we were up again getting our bodies moving. It was nearing the end of the day and my body was feeling the strain: my arms were hurting, and my legs were wobbly. The training was definitely practical-based and not theory-based. The day ended with me receiving my certificate of completion and signing up to be a ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) member. Now I will work towards preparing to teach my first class.

The Zumba training definitely made me smile. Not only did I enjoy the dancing in the training, but the instructor was funny. I am sure I will do more courses with them as I would love to be able to teach children.

What made you smile this week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)

22 thoughts on “A Basic Training

  1. congratulations, colline. that is so great. what a wonderful job that would be. i have never taken a class, though it looks so fun and i’m sure it’s a great workout, always worried i wouldn’t be doing it right. guess i just have to bite the bullet and give it a try, even if i’m not on par with the veterans.

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  2. I love this!! (Definitely made me smile!) Also, I went out to see what -22°F felt like before going to bed last night and I was all giddy with excitement! (Dropped down to -28°F this morning but I was still sleeping.)

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