February 28, 2011

Bikram Zumba

Bikram Zumba - (noun) a cross between Bikram Yoga and Zumba Fitness.  Latin-based aerobics in a room of sweltering temperature. 

Sounds dangerous, yes?  Maybe that's why it's not an actual fitness class.  But I'm still saying we did it after yesterday's Pre-Oscar Black-Light Zumba Class.

I have to admit that I wasn't feeling the best as we headed to this event - blame it on a successful game night on Saturday that kept me up far past my normal bedtime and may have included a tad more adult beverage consumption than normal!  (Which led to another impromptu dance party and sing-along in Jessica's living room... I love my friends!)

By the third song, the mirrors on the walls were starting to fog.  This is a good thing for my brain because I can't stand watching myself workout.  In fact, I wish to take this opportunity to apologize to all my Zumba friends who are subjected to that sight time after time (and love me anyway, God bless them!). 

So, the sauna-like room was a great remedy for my self-consciousness but made my cardio workout quite challenging.  When one takes a Bikram Yoga class, the first thing they tell you is that you might feel dizzy due to the heat.  Such a warning does not come with a typical Zumba class.  But it definitely should have yesterday!

To say we were sweaty would be the biggest understatement of the year!  I mean, I'm normally a sweaty beast when I workout, but this took it to a whole new level.  I felt like I took a shower with my clothes on.  I swear, even my ankles were sweating, and I didn't know that was possible!

I will say, though, that all that sweating really must have rid my body of all those toxins because I felt immensely better after 90 minutes of pouring sweat from every orifice in my body.  And I would totally do it again! (Especially if we can go out for Mexican after... mmmmm guacamole!)   


  1. I LOVE GUACAMOLE !!! I want more now lol

  2. How did you survive in that room?!?? I am such a baby when it comes to rooms being too hot. I start to panic and freak out and then all the sudden it feels like i am having an asthma attack. I am fully aware that the whole thing is in my head but i cant take hot yoga because of it. Good for you for making it through!!!

  3. That looks like a picture of my friend Tanja's Black Light Zumba... You should have asked me for a pic, I posted some today!!!

  4. Lisa, I checked your FB pages first and didn't see any at the time I posted this. I'll have to do an update to this!!