A couple weeks ago I went to my first Zumba class at the gym. I have a friend who goes a couple times per week and I joined in as a way to spend time with her. It was such a great workout and such a fun, productive way to spend time with friends. I stepped outside of my comfort zone, which is NOT easy for me, and am so happy with the results. I have retapped into my love of dance, while finding a new fun way to get cardio in.
Zumba is great for a high calorie burn. My friend wore her Polar watch to class one day and it said she burned over 1,200 calories...and I believe it! I have never broken such a great sweat. I was still sweating an hour after my first class. Zumba is a full body workout. The high intensity dance routines activate your core muscles, heart rate, and burns fat quickly.
Stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new with a friend has brought me great joy the past few weeks. I highly encourage you to get out of your comfort zone, be it a class at the gym, or trying a new restaurant, and find something new you love.