Why don’t men Zumba?

I tackled the very important question “Why don’t men Zumba?” for Livestrong.

I tackled the very important question “Why don’t men Zumba?” for Livestrong.

Among my findings: there are LOTS of women in Zumba. I appear to be the only man in North America who has ever gone to Zumba. And approximately 97 percent of all songs during Zumba class involve a guy who sounds like Ricky Martin, or who might actually be Ricky Martin, shouting, “Zuuuuuuuumba!”

I describe Zumba like this:

It is a dance fitness program, which is the simple way to say it. More accurately, Zumba is the Huffington Post of cardio workouts. It unapologetically aggregates every other cardio dance workout in its path, consuming all. A single Zumba class might include salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, Arabian rhythms, country, samba, cha-cha-cha, belly dance, bhangra, soca, martial arts, belly dance, hip-hop, world rhythms and, possibly, the “Ickey Shuffle.”

Yes. Whether my instructor was aware of it or not, at one point we did the “Ickey Shuffle.”

Read the whole thing at Livestrong.

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Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.