Friday, August 10, 2012

Dance Sneakers for Zumba: Easier on My Knees

For my weekly reward (see my previous post about motivation), I ordered the Sansha high step dance sneaker.

I used to be a dancer and am used to wearing dance shoes. I couldn't get comfortable in Zumba class with ordinary tennis shoes, particularly because of twisting moves that were hard on my knees.   A dance sneaker allows you to perform dance steps without sticking to the floor.

After a little research I purchased these shoes below from Amazon. The other reviews went into detail about sizing. I wear a woman's 7 1/2 so I ordered a 9 as suggested.

I love the way this shoe fits.  It is perfect for Zumba.  

Be sure to look at my YouTube playlists for some great FREE Zumba workouts.  There is no excuse not to shake your fanny.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My August Playlist

My August Playlist - Ode to the 80s

I thought it would be fun to add a theme to my playlists so I'm choosing some of my favorite songs from the 1980s.  I was 16 years old in 1980 and like most people at 16, I am sure I didn't imagine how quickly time would pass.  32 years later these songs seem like they were playing a decade ago, not 3.

Whether I'm cycling or weight lifting, these 25 songs
represent either great memories, lyrics, or driving beats 
that keep me motivated.

1. Walk this Way - Aerosmith
2. Shot Through the Heart - Bon Jovi
3. Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
4. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
5. Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
6. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
7. Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
8. Can't Fight this Feeling - REO Speedwagon
9. Beat It - Michael Jackson10. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
11. The Best of Times - Styx
12. Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
13. When Doves Cry - Prince
14. The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
15. Shout - Tears for Fears
16. Separate Ways - Journey
17. Venus - Bananarama
18. Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
19. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
20. Take it on the Run - REO Speedwagon
21. The Grand Illusion - Styx
22. Cold as Ice - Foreigner
23. So In to You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
24. Keep Forgettin' - Michael McDonald
25. Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins