Booty Shakin’

Hey everyone!

Hope you’re having a great morning πŸ˜€

I brought my Flip to Zumba last night!! Here we are doing a dance to β€œMami” by the Kumbia Kings.

We dance in a racquetball court with paper covering the wall (so the weightlifting dudes can’t see in)- Moody is the only base gym I’ve been to that doesn’t have an aerobics room! Despite our cozy little room, we have a blasty and a la Tim Gunn, we make it work πŸ˜€

Enjoy- feel free to dance along!


See ya later this afternoon!



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  1. jamie on January 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Go girl! You make me want to take a Zumba class immediately! =) You’re a rockin instructor!

  2. Julie on January 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Awesome!! You really get into it! It shows what an awesome instructer you are when the whole class gets into it and follows along real well. They all look like professional dancers!!

  3. Samantha on January 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    That looks like so much fun!! I love your blog and you are so cute!

  4. Krissy on January 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    AH-MAZING! I always wonder what exactly Zumba was! GIRLLLL YOU CAN MOVEEE!!! I loveee it πŸ™‚ I wish I could move like that, sadly I think I would totally embarass myself πŸ™‚ hehe

  5. Susan on January 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Wow Zumba looks so cool and a great workout! I want to come to your class!

  6. elle p on January 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Love the Winter Shape up workouts. Question for everyone, how do you avoid feeling self conscious at the gym when doing the workouts?? The area at my gym they designate for doing your own workout is in the middle of all the cardio equipment. I always feel so silly doing the workouts in front of everyone. Does this bother anyone else? Any suggestions?

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      hey elle,
      usually people are so worried about their own workout that they don’t really care or notice what everyone else is doing! just do your thang! or if you’re doing a shape-up workout, you can do all of the moves at home with a stability ball and dumbbells πŸ™‚

      • elle p on January 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

        thanks! I’m sure the more I do them at the gym the more comfortable I’ll get.

  7. kristin on January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    makes me want to try a zumba class! i love dancing… session #2 of week 2 of winter shape up for me tonight after work. looking forward to the sweat!!

  8. cjbrownsc on January 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    What fun!! I’m going to have to go to a class! I always wondered what they actually did in them.

  9. BethT @ Pretty By The Bay on January 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This video confirms two things:

    1) Zumba looks totally awesome.

    2) I would be very bad at Zumba.

  10. brittney on January 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    You. Are. Too. Cute. For. Words.

  11. La on January 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I really really reallly want to try out Zumba but I’m super-uncoordinated so I don’t know if I’d be any good at it! Maybe I should just suck it up.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      being good doesnt matter- just have fun! i think you’d love it πŸ™‚

      • Mandy A on January 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

        Exactly what Gina said! I am NOT a dancer by ANY means… but out of nowhere convinced myself to try Zumba one day – all by myself! haha! And that was last May πŸ™‚ I’ve been hooked ever since! It’s so much FUN that you don’t care whether you can “dance” or not! The atmosphere is awesome… everyone is there for a “party” and just has a blast! Give it a shot! πŸ™‚

        • La on January 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm

          Thanks ladies. I watched the video again and decided I’m gonna find a class to try out for next week. Yay!

  12. Paige (Running Around Normal) on January 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    That’s so awesome! I would love to take one of your zumba classes. Everyone looks like they’re having such a fun time:D You look wonderful!

  13. Nicole on January 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    NICE! you’re a great dancer. Thanks for posting vids like this! = )

  14. Ashley on January 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Ok, you are way too cute and damn, I have Zumba jealousy now!! How come no gym in San Diego offers Zumba?!?!

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      no gym in san diego offers zumba?! that can’t be possible.. check out to see if there’s a class close to you!

  15. Gina on January 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I loved the video! I think I’ll try Zumba again…but my dancing needs a lot of work =P

  16. elizabeth on January 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    how much do i want to come to your zumba class? SO MUCH!!! you’re a rockstar

  17. Caroline on January 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I love your energy! I’m sitting in a quiet office and its totally infectious πŸ™‚

  18. Joanna on January 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I have been to Zumba at my gym and it was not nearly as fun as this looks. Maybe I just need a different instructor.

  19. June on January 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    OMG!! i want IN!!

  20. Janna (Just Flourishing) on January 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    PLEASE come to NYC and teach a Zumba class! Seriously! On your next visit, find a way to teach and I will be there with bells on!

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

      that would be AWESOME
      i may be in your neighborhood in march/ april πŸ™‚

      • La on January 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm

        I would come too!!

  21. Kristal (from Moody Zumba) on January 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Haha, Okay we need a tripod. I have a mini one somewhere… We need to use it… lol. =] But anyways, Im glad I was only in the video 10 seconds, it showed me how much I still need to work out! So when I get skinnier… Oh Ill be like, FILM ME!!!! Haha! Look at Tasha doin her thing. ANDDD this song didnt mess up! HALLELUJA!!! Im bringing a old stereo from my husbands shop… It looks like a hot mess, but it may work better than the other one…. We can try it. I will check to see if it works first. But I have soo much fun in class, so I am very glad I get to come to class again! Hey… idea… what if we could do Zumba in the auditorium or at the church in the big room since the class has grown so much… it seriously went from 6 of us to like 40! Insane! I really do love it though! See you Monday!!

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      i love it so much too, and i’m so glad you can come to class again!
      you’re right, we may have to look out for another space because it’s PACKED in there!

      • Kristal (from Moody Zumba) on January 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

        hey lady. yeh we do need another space. hey, email me on my email…… i wanna share some videos that i loveeee and would love to attempt to dance them in class…. ill be there tomm… and im gunna try to bring a stereo.. if not tomm then maybe wed… ttyl. kristal

  22. Ariffa on January 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    holey look at you go! That was awesome I want to start zumba pronto!

  23. Theresa on January 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Okay, I’m officially jealous for 2 reasons. 1. You can dance! 2. You really look like you enjoy working out. I’m struggling with major gym burnout. I go religously for months and then, all of a sudden, I don’t want to step foot in the gym or put on another pair of spandex pants. Has that ever happened to you and what advice do you have for staying motivated? I don’t have a weight problem, so I go to the gym for the mere fact that “it’s good for you.” I have never really liked working out and at times, I’d rather have a root canal.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      lol at rather having a root canal
      i think the key is finding exercise that you LOVE and can look forward to. i don’t ever look forward to the treadmill, ever. zumba, on the other hand (and spin! and yoga!) i can’t wait to do. make sure you’re trying different things and when you find something you love, stick with that for a while. when you start to get bored, find ways to change up what you’re doing, or look out for something new πŸ™‚

  24. Steph on January 28, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I have always wanted to try Zumba but have been too scared to do it. After watching that, it makes me even more scared. I would look ridiculous. My two year old was watching it with me and she loved dancing with you and your class.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

      girl, you would NOT look ridiculous. you would have a blast, i promise πŸ™‚

      • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

        ps i’m glad your little one liked dancing along πŸ˜‰

  25. maggie on January 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    ohh my, you are zumba queen!
    I wish i could move like that, i move like the typical white girl!

  26. Brenna on January 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    So cute! Looks like a blast! Wish you lived here so I could take a class!

  27. Katie on January 28, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I am definitely going to be on the lookout for a local Zumba class! I think there is one very nearby. I will have to check it out. πŸ™‚

  28. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on January 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    WOW this looks like such a great workout, but at the same time so much fun! You rock at this!

  29. Lindsay on January 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    You go girl!

  30. Emily on January 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Love seeing the Zumba video. I’ve only been able to go once in the past 2 weeks and I MISS it. Here’s hoping I can go tonight, or at the very latest on Monday.

  31. Aletheia on January 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Look at you girly, shakin’ what your mama gave you!

  32. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on January 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. You are awesome! What a fantastic teacher, too. All those ladies are lucky to have you as an instructor. If only Orlando were a little closer to your classes *dreams*…. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      thank you πŸ˜€ i’ll be in orlando this weekend!!! want to zumba at the ymca w me on sat??

  33. Heather on January 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    You rock girl!! Go on witcha bad self! hehe.

  34. Heather on January 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Oh question…..about how many calories do you burn in 1 hr of Zumba?

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      anywhere from 400-600… on wed, we burned about 550

  35. Pure2Raw Twins on January 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Oh Gina, you are so cute! Miss working out with you. Your class looks like so much fun! I definitely want to try Zumba now! Thanks πŸ™‚

  36. Maggie on January 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    You’ve totally made me want to take Zumba! Where are your shorts from? I’ve been looking for shorts that length.

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      nike πŸ˜€ they’re nike fit, my fave

  37. Kelly on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    That looks like so much fun!! I’ve been wanting to try Zumba for awhile now but this will motivate me to do it soon I think! Thanks for posting it!

  38. Michelle on January 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    YAY for Zumba! You look like a great instructor! I was a dancer most of my life and go to Zumba classes offered at my job twice a week and love it πŸ™‚ That and yoga are my dance outlets these days! Keep the videos coming, I love seeing new choreography!

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

      i danced my whole life, too.. zumba is the way i fill the void πŸ™‚

  39. Lily on January 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I hardly ever comment even though I follow your blog. But that was SICKK!!! SO COOL. Youre awesome!

    • Fitnessista on January 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      thanks so much, lily! <3

  40. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on January 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That was great! I haven’t zumba-ed in a while. It’s so much fun! You can tell you can dance, for sure! Amazing! πŸ™‚

  41. Errign on January 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Loved this! I go to Zumba a few times a week @ my uni and I am obsessed. I just try to ignore the fact that I am spazzy and can’t dance πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting this Gina!

  42. Tiffany on January 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Amazing! Gina, you’re such a great dancer! You’ve inspired me to TRY my first zumba class! :-O Sometime this year it WILL happen – might take a few months of prepping the courage first! πŸ™‚

  43. One Healthy Apple on January 29, 2010 at 1:04 am

    I loved this video. I had to wait till I got home because I had a feeling my office mates would not appreciate the zumba demo! You are too adorable and I love how you motivated the whole clase to get dowwwwn!

  44. Romy on January 29, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hi Gina,
    I like your Zumba. I took also a class like that ten years ago in my fitness center I always went to. The teacher was Brazilian and I can tell you, he could shake his booty well πŸ˜€ That class was named “Let’s go salsa”. I loved this class. Zumba is nearly the same. We also did those moves, among others. Love it πŸ˜€
    Have a great Friday!!

  45. Sana on January 29, 2010 at 3:52 am

    That looks so fun! I wanna take a Zumba class with you πŸ™‚ Or a Zumba class in general.

  46. All Women Stalker on January 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Very cool. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

  47. amber on January 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Oh you are just too hot for your own good! Haha. Thanks for posting the video! I never really new what zumba was but now I do! It looks so fun.

  48. Tavolini on January 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Girl, that is awesome!!! You guys look like you’re having a blast and you are an excellent dancer! I had to jump up and try to dance along πŸ™‚

  49. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on February 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Zumba has NEVER appealed to me, especially based on the classes I’ve seen at my local gym. But now I totally want to do it – as long as you are teaching! πŸ™‚

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