Welcome back to the Tracy’s New York Life podcast. This podcast features excerpts from my life in New York City…… When I made the decision to try a dance class in NYC, I thought to myself, if I can find a class and instructor I like, I would be motivated. I could get in better shape and have fun at the same time. And if I really liked the class, I might be motivated to go weekly, or maybe twice each week.
Yes, I spent my share of hours in the dance studio when I was growing up – both in my hometown of Reading and in New York City – so I wasn’t a novice. I knew the basics and how things worked – arriving early and stretching, staying in my dance space and not infringing on another’s space, applauding at the end of the class, etc. I also
knew thought I knew what to expect – a dance class in NYC, like the city itself, would probably be crowded, and even if most people were taking a class for exercise, the atmosphere would not be relaxed, but instead, intense and competitive.
I psyched myself up over the course of several months before I took the plunge and walked in the door of Alvin Ailey to try a Zumba class. I had seen Zumba on television before. And, my friend Matthew had recommended it. He said it was fun and he took classes at Ailey too. So, I thought, if he can do it, so can I! Obviously, we did not take the same class. Or, I was in much worse shape than I’d thought, because, well – listen to the podcast to get the rest of the story. 🙂
I hope you enjoy episode eight of the Tracy’s New York Life podcast – “The Longest Hour of My Life.” Click the arrow on the left below to listen.
Are you tuning into the podcast for the first time? I recommend listening to the episodes in sequence. Listen to “Chances Are,” “Never Say Never,” “Mission Possible,” “Downsizing,” “Conquer Your Fears,” Give Me a Drink and I’ll Shut Up,” and “Cash Only, Please.” You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes too.