Monday, June 01, 2009

Zumba & beach day!!

Thank you all so much for the kind comments over the Quaker Row finished and all the well wishes about my knee. It feels much better today. I think i can try slowly the workout again soon.

I thought everyone knows about ZUMBA especially in the U.S as we heard it's the latest rage over there.
Here is a description i copied from 'Wikipedia': A Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. A Zumba class is typically not formulaic in that instructors often add on their own music choices and choreographies to make their class presentation locally unique.

And here is a peek of one of the steps:

...well, anyone wants to join me???

Bright and sunny with a bit of wind today! And it's a holiday from school so we took the chance to go to the beach. The first time for this year. I think the water temperature is about 15 degrees celcius(59 fahrenheit). It is just too cold for me to go in the water but see the rest of the family! brrrrrrrrr!!
(you can click on the pictures to enlarge)

Here is Chris quite far so i was actually shouting that he has to get back but with the wind he can't hear me. Grace is after him and his friend Mels looking out.

Here is hubby after them!

They are really brave to swim in this cold water as i haven't seen many who went in. Most are just sunbathing.

Here is a view of the beach, as you can see it is not really busy.

Hope you are all having a good week and thanks so much for stopping by.


Terry said...

Glad to hear that your knee is feeling better. Looks like you and the family had a lovely day at the beach.

Ranae said...

What nice beach day,it looks warm to me

Olenka's Stitches said...

I'd better do Zumba than swimming in such cold water. Take care!

Annie said...

I guess a little rest helped the knees. I'd love to join you in a Zumba class. Looks like fun ... sort of a Latin version of the Jazzercize that I do.

That beach looks inviting. But that water temp is way to cold for me!

Maggie said...

Glad your knee is a little better, thanks for explaining Zumba, i guess it hasn't hit the UK yet!

The beach & the sea look lovely but like you probably too cold for me also.

Annette said...

Wow, I like it the Zumba dance, it looks lovely.
Also on the mainland the weather is very nice, lovely....

Christine said...

Glad your knee is better, the beach looks lovely, and so peaceful.

CindyMae said...

Zumba sounds like a heck of a workout! It looks like a lovely day at the beach, great pics!

mainely stitching said...

I laughed myself right off my chair at the thought of trying anything that complex!!

Siobhan said...

I am having computer problems so am behind in my blog commenting--so I missed your Quaker finish. It is wonderful!! I love it. Great beach pics, too!

Shari said...

great beach pictures! I am with you!! Too cold for me to be in that water!!!!
Glad the knee is better!

Jackie said...

it seems like a fun dance, and great workout!

hope your knees dont give you problem, take care.

we love beach, yours look nice too.

Doris said...

i am Glad that your knee is feeling better.oh the beach!.. looks like you and the family had a funny day.

Margaret said...

Thanks for dropping by Mylene. I fine thank you - things have just been hectic so I didn't feel much like blogging. Did stitch though so really should write.

Love your Quaker Row - sooo pretty.

Looks like you had a great time visiting Madurodam. It is such fun for young and old alike.

Natalija said...

I would love to join your Zumba classes, but I guess I'll always be on late. Traffic jams ;)

Chiloe said...

Brrrrrrrrrrr !!! better them than me !!! lol here the water is the same temperature right now ... they are really brave ;-)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
Zumba class looks like fun. Hope your knee improves soon.
Your beach looks lovely. I hope you get some warmer weather soon.
Best Wishes

Karan said...

Now that Zumba looks to be waaay more fun than ordinary aerobics! Looks like you all had fun at the beach. Love the finish in your previous post. :0)