One of my weekly activities is Zumba fitness. Zumba is a Columbian inspired dance fitness program using music from around the world. The easy to follow dances include salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton, among others. The style is exhilarating and invigorating, a true party-like atmosphere.
We are a group of all shapes, sizes and ages in our weekly classes. Our instructor, Kelly, is vivacious and has truly found her niche. She shares her love and enthusiasm making the class fun and addicting. What I didn’t expect is the camaraderie and friendships that have developed within this class. The ladies are a varied bunch from educators to authors, administrators and artist. Betty was a professional dancer and at the age of 84 she is full of loveliness and energy. A true inspiration.
Today we had a cookie swap. Everyone brought in 2 dozen of their favorite either baked or store bought cookies. We each got to take a sampling of each plate. But really, we share so much more than cookies. Zumba love, laughter and kindness, not only during the holiday season but all year long!