LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles ® ) – Move over Macarena. Psy, it’s time to retire your horsey dance.
All across America, people are doing the chicken dance: men, women, children, senior citizens, gay, straight — in the streets of San Francisco to the dance clubs in Miami. The dance which until recently could only be seen at wedding receptions in Indiana — has caught on quickly and rapidly, thanks to Beyonce.
Time to flap those shoulders and do the chicken dance. It’s the next craze that puts Zumba to shame!
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (The Adobo Chronicles) – Televangelist Pat Robertson today warned Christians against practicing or participating in Yoga and Zumba, saying that these popular fitness activities promote the worship of Hindu and Arabic ‘deities.’
Responding to a viewer question on the TV show ‘The 700 Club’ whether she should allow her daughter to continue practicing Yoga, Robertson said that while there is nothing wrong with stretching or exercising, Yoga participants are unknowingly praying to Hindu deities, when they utter what may seem to many as gibberish (Uhmmmm; Kali, Kali, Kali).
After the show aired, Robertson was questioned by Christian reporters on what he thought about another popular fitness activity, Zumba. Robertson said, “Just like Yoga, Zumba promotes non-Christian deity worship. People might think they are just dancing to some Latin music, but they are actually dancing to appease some Arabic deity.”
(The Adobo Chronicles thinks Robertson mistook ‘Arabic’ for ‘Aerobic’)
So, Christian fitness enthusiasts should stick to ‘jumping jacks.’ Unless Robertson also thinks it is a form of worship for some other deity, like Jack in the Box.
HALLANDALE, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – Until recently, it has been estimated that 15 Million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries.
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez in the 1990s. It involves dance and aerobic elements and incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.
Now, thanks to U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, the number of Zumba enthusiasts has more than doubled in just the last week or so, according to Zumba Fitness, LLC, which owns the Zumba trademark. Think about it, more than 30 Million people worldwide dancing the Zumba — young and old, gay and straight, men and women, politicians and businessmen — of all races!
It all started when Obama appeared on the Ellen Show, and together with Ellen DeGeneres and some dancers and choreographers from the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, shook her hips, squatted and lunged, stretched her arms, stepped and double-stepped — all for the sake of promoting her fitness program which is celebrating its 5th year. Hence the tag, “Give Me Five!”
Indeed, Michelle Obama is now the undisputed greatest endorser of health and fitness, Zumba included.
Here’s the video of Mrs. Obama’s appearance on the Ellen Show.