TEMPTING ON A HOT DAY!
ZUMBA IN THE MORNING,
On a hot day, whether in Mexico or at home in Ashland, OR, it's very tempting to say "Forget going to Zumba class! (or golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer...) -- let's go to the beach!" Sometimes I would say to Jon, "Lets do some Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)" instead of Zumba. Some hot days in Mexico, Jon would say, "Let's go boogie boarding--the waves are great!". The ocean water temperature in Mexico in the winter is perfect for swimming and for other water sports. It was easy to skip Zumba class and go straight to the beach.
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A better idea was to to Zumba in the morning and Paddleboard in the afternoon! Jon and I would plan our day so we could do both Zumba (or golf, tennis, paddle ball, frisbee, etc.) in the morning and play in the water to cool off in the afternoon. I loved the morning Zumba classes in the cool, refreshing air in the park. Evenings were fine for Zumba, too. I just learned to slow my pace if it was hot, or go to class at an air conditioned fitness center. Taking frequent breaks for a sip of water is very important, even in the middle of a song, if you need to cool down. We Gringos aren't as acclimated to the heat as the Mexican National's are. We can still Zumba when it's hot -- we just take it slower and drink plenty of water!
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