Soooooo, YES! I'm starting NOW!!! Within days of finishing the prerequisites, I was offered a regular class teaching Monday mornings at 10:30 AM at *the* premiere facility of the whole national gym chain. There's one other location right close to our house; yes, I do hope to get a regular class there, but the premiere place is barely 20 minutes away, and it's in a high-end shopping area I go to about once a week, anyways. [Costco is right there...along with American Girl. :-P (No! I don't shop AG weekly! :-D Just offering perspective. ;-))] The premiere location is swanky beyond words... I had a tour last week, and honestly, it's so luxurious, I can't even believe I am employed there...
This is the locker room:
And this is *my* Zumba studio:
Did I mention every location has a spa/salon and organic cafe?
And the kids can't wait to go swim & use the rock wall:
[It's 3 stories high! My studio is on the 3rd floor.]
So I start there THIS MONDAY, the 5th. Say a prayer for me to rock this regular gig!!!
I'm so blessed, though, b/c I got a GREAT preview yesterday: I was asked to sub at the location close to our house for the Fri. 11 AM class = awesome. [PS - that location looks almost the same, except it's only 2 stories & has a huge outdoor pool complex, too. :-)]
I was worried that I might be a little rusty - it's been almost five months! Plus, I've gone to two other Zumba classes there, and my style is VERY different! Which I know is *why* they hired me, but still: I'm so dance-y, not fitness/aerobic-y like the other two; I wasn't sure if my style would go over as well, just b/c it's new...but they seemed to love it! I had - get this! - FORTY FIVE PARTICIPANTS!!! I've *never* had a class over 30 before!!! I was so excited that my new BFF, Donna, and another friend both came to take my class & support me, as well. :-) Donna snapped a few pics after class, so I give you me in all my red-faced dorkdom: