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!