Skip Nav
Weight Loss
29 Hacks For Weight-Loss Success
Personal Essay
How Fitness Has Played a Huge Part in Making My Friendships Stronger
Healthy Eating Tips
5 Weight-Loss Rules You Can and Should Break

Zumba Dance Class Will Help You Learn to Love Your Butt

Learn to Love Your Booty

When I taught Pilates, women of a certain age were really only interested in working on their backsides. With three pieces of spring-loaded equipment and the Pilates mat repertoire at my disposal, it was easy to fill a 55-minute session with ass-kicking moves, but I didn't understand the rear obsession . . . until now. Like my former clients, I am approaching that certain age when gravity start to pull tricks on once-resilient flesh. And I do mean pull! At times, I have felt at war with my booty; walking lunges to pick up the just-delivered mail on the other side of the house was a daily tactical maneuver in this ongoing battle.

Waging war on a body part is tiring and just plain mean. I don't recommend it. These days, I am coming to appreciate the size and shape of my backside, and I have Zumba to thank for my newfound derriere detente. The Latin-dance-inspired cardio class is full of rump shaking moves. Your hips lead in almost every step as you salsa and merengue to the syncopated beats. Sixty minutes of dancing to upbeat music is bound to make you feel happy anyway, but the bonus is loving your bum; it's central to almost every dance move and having a little extra flesh back there means you have a little more weight to throw around. If the soundtrack is full of Shakira tunes, your booty will be leading the way.

Leading up to Valentine's Day, show yourself a little love and be kind to your backside. Take it out for a dancing night on the town or a sweaty Zumba workout that feels almost like a party. Let us know what helped you declare a truce with your tush.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
mnwatson1 mnwatson1 2 years

Amazing that they wrote this about how to "learn to love your booty" then talk about changing it, featuring a (more than likely) airbrushed/photoshopped picture of a woman who is thinner than any woman should be.

Shame on you. And not 3 minutes ago, I was reading an article here on how photoshopped images should be labeled, and these images are giving women a negative self-image.

Imagine that. Pot, meet kettle.

Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Recipe
Romantic Date Ideas
Easy Nutella Croissant Recipe
Telenovela Costars Who Became Real-Life Couples
Classic Romance Movies on Netflix
What Are the Best Pink Lipsticks?
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's Best Quotes About Each Other

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X