Finding Tatum’s Purpose: My First Zumba Class!

A group of students doing Zumba in a campus gym By Tatum Sorrelman Posted on December 27, 2017  in  [ GCU Experience ]

I tried my first (ever) Zumba class at Grand Canyon University! I had always imagined Zumba as a game of Just Dance, but much harder to imitate. Although it was slightly similar to Just Dance, it was very different and I had a lot of fun trying something new. The great thing is GCU offers so many different classes in the campus gyms, which gives students an opportunity to meet new people (like me!) and try new things!

I had no idea what to expect from this class but before I had time to think too much about it, the instructor turned on the music and we started dancing. The class was by no means easy. I found it difficult to keep up with her and copying her movements was hard for me to do. I was also slightly embarrassed because the room was surrounded by glass so everyone in the gym could see what we were doing.

Despite this, I found myself having fun. The music was loud and I was able to focus on having fun instead of making sure my dance moves were perfect. My friend and I laughed all throughout the class; we found ourselves stumbling constantly but it didn’t matter because we were having fun AND working out at same time.

After class was over, my friend and I headed back to our dorm building and talked about how we were already starting to feel sore. I enjoyed taking a Zumba class – it was a fantastic way to unwind at the end of a school day.

Check back for more of my GCU journey right here on the GCU Blogs Network! Happy holidays, everyone!

Tatum Sorrelman

Tatum Sorrelman

Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Tatum Sorrelman is the oldest child in a family of five, and she enjoys every minute of it. Being the oldest has given her a lot of responsibilities and has helped form her personality. Her family is very important to her, and she enjoys spending time with them.

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