Today I continued my impressive workout streak (four days now!) with a Max Force class at the MAC with Lauren. I mostly go to the MAC only when Lauren’s in town, but that isn’t all that much anymore, so I guess I should try going on my own sometimes. Normally, once the Max Force class is done, you have to put all your equipment away really quick because all the Zumba ladies (with the occasional man in the mix) rush in, all jazzed up to dance and hop around. Today, one of the ladies coming in asked if she could use my risers, but not my platform. I immediately thought something must be up. Normally Zumba ladies don’t need any equipment aside from their boundless enthusiasm, but even if they did, why would they need risers and not a platform?
Lauren and I got out of there, and then stood outside for the next ten minutes trying to figure out what was going on. It soon became clear that this couldn’t be Zumba. The ladies were stacking the risers up and putting big exercise balls on top, and had drum sticks in their hands. Then this happened:
This isn’t an exact video of what they were doing, but it was pretty much the same thing. My question: how did I not know about this hilarious new workout class until now? It’s called Drums Alive, and I can’t be bothered to research enough to figure out when it started, but there’s a lot of articles about how it’s been sweeping the nation’s gyms and senior centers in the last year. I won’t be doing it for now – it looks like a lot of jumping around, which my shin can’t handle, but I also probably won’t ever do it – I’ll leave that to the Zumba ladies (plus one to two men per class) and senior citizens. Although if I already liked Zumba, I can see how a Zumba-like class where you get to hit stuff would be way better than regular Zumba.
Has anyone tried this? I bet it’s one of those classes where in the infomercials they say things like, “I’m having so much fun it doesn’t even feel like a workout!” I also bet it’s one of those classes where they make infomercials (or they will soon). If you have tried it, please report back with stories of how hilarious it is.