The instructor I was taking it from noticed, right off the bat, that I was modifying most of the moves. People who had trouble getting started, or weren’t 100% coordinated started watching me. They were following both of us. I never intended to become certified. I was just having fun and reaping the benefits. Tauletha Chaffin, the instructor was encouraging, engaging, and when she pushed me to go get my Gold Certification, I was at first hesitant. But, she said, I could be a help to her. I could sub, and fill in when she needed it. The participants knew me, and wouldn’t run off and never come back because some stranger was teaching routines they didn’t know.
Simply it started with Gold and snowballed. Soon came Zumbatomic (children’s version), Basic 1, the true Zumba beginning, Basic 2, and Zumba in the Circuit. Tauletha is certified in all the possible ones and I don’t know how she does it. There is of course, still Aqua Zumba, and Zumba Toning. Toning is a wonderful asset, and it is next on my list. Aqua is low impact and still tons of fun, but, I will leave that one for all the Aqua enthusiasts!
Next blog….the joy of an 8 hour certification!