Five, Six, Seven, Eight…

So I went to do a Drenched Cardio class aka Tae-Bo class.  They don’t like you to say Tae-Bo but it’s many of the people from the old Tae-Bo class doing moves almost identical to the moves we did in Taebo with Billy Blank’s brother Michael leading the class.  A Tae-Bo class by any other name…

I knew it was a hip hop themed class but I thought that meant more hip hop music and maybe more hip-hop inspired kicks.  In actuality it was more of a dance class.  Like a learn a routine from scratch, move by move class.  These can be fun but stopping to watch a new move every other minute isn’t exactly an intense cardio workout and you definitely don’t leave drenched.  Maybe you leave empowered by having learned a new routine you can do at the next family reunion but not drenched.

As I’m known to eat M&M Peanuts at night right before bed or to down a bag of Gold Fish as I watch the 2am Sportscenter…I was definitely in the market for a workout of the drenched variety.

I was game though.  Plus I kind of needed to baseline where I am in choreographed dancing because I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a crew together and giving MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew a run.

That dream died in the Tae Bo studio.  I can still cut a rug but organized group dancing seems to no longer be my thing. Was it ever my thing?   I felt a bit of smugness from the quick learning regulars. But like I said I can still cut a rug.  I was just rusty with the 5,6,7,8….. I was this close to challenging them to a krump off.

You can count and step but how strong is your core.  Can you do a controlled seizure.  Can you Harlem shake huh?! Can you look like a spider is crawling down your back on rhythm!?…well, I can!

me kinda krumping…kinda

3 thoughts on “Five, Six, Seven, Eight…

  1. me!

    You can count and step but how strong is your core. Can you do a controlled seizure. Can you Harlem shake huh?! Can you look like a spider is crawling down your back on rhythm!?…I can.

    1) One controlled seizure.
    2) One Harlem shake.
    3) One spider crawling.

    I just got a phone call from the "Comics on Call" executive producer. He says you've been holding out on them.

  2. Deana

    You reminded me of the WB frog in that video.

  3. dwayneperkins

    lol. guess i have been holding out. I'll save it for when I play a pip in the "Gladys Knight Story".

    WB Frog. I can see that. hello my baby, hello my darling…

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