I explored some of the local gyms and resorts and teaching anywhere was going to be too complicated, for a variety of reasons. So with the management support at Bahia del Sol in Nuevo Vallarta, I hung out my Zumba shingle on the beach and cranked up the music.
|Second day of Beach Zumba at Bahia del Sol, Nuevo Vallarta|
Wow, did it work!
Vacationers from the condo, people taking morning walks, random exercisers. No matter. Some weird version of a flash mob? Who knows. I just hope it keeps up. I've added Saturday, so now we'll be out there shaking it up on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays at 8 a.m --- and hoping for a low tide. More flat, more hard pack.
I ordered a Pyle Pro PA system and brought it down in the shipping carton, no problema. It's the same system I used in the States. I brought the receipt for customs, which they actually asked for --- probably assuming it cost way more than the $180 I paid for it. I knew from experience that electronics are very pricey or unavailable in Mexico.
So I wheel it down to the beach, hang out the Zumba poster, crank up the sound, like the Pied Piper.
|Pure fun in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico|
The other challenge, I would anticipate, is having many short-timers joining us for a week or two, with only a small core group of hard-core, die-hard participants. So I'll plan to keep the routines simple and fun and keep the more complicated, 'dancey' ones to a minimum.
But this is a dream come true --- seriously --- to head down to a warm Mexican beach for an hour of Zumba. Get my exercise, get my laughs, get my morning chats. Followed by a morning soak in the pool.
Now, on to the rest of the day, feelin' grand!