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Why I Tried One Zumba Class And Will Never Go Back
I walk into Zumba class and immediately feel old. The women are my daughter's age, they look revved up and, as they would say, 'super' excited about this 'amazing' class.
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Suddenly the music stops, and I stumble from the dank classroom, shaking and sweating from parts of me that I didn't even know could sweat. Seated on the lounge couch, I marvel that I survived the ordeal. Try again next week, my fellow Zumba classmates urge me. It gets easier with time.
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