I've never been one for the gym. All those would-be-Mr-Worlds competing for a glimpse of bicep in the mirror, the endless repetition of Spin classes, walking for miles and going no where on a treadmill. That's not for me.
When I want to work up a sweat, there's nothing quite like the shake and shimmy, the twist and turn, the bump and boogie of Zumba - the Latin American-inspired dancercise class that has taken the world by storm. And there's no better Zumba leader than Emilio Ela Rose - professional dancer, choreographer, performer, and an all-round nice guy.
Never mind the spandex and leg warmers, this class ain't for posers. Just rock up to one Emilio's classes - take your pick from Mondays in Northcote, Wednesdays in Bundoora and Thursdays in Brunswick - and get ready to pull some serious J-Lo-esque shapes on the dancefloor.
You'll cha cha, samba, hip hop, Bollywood and charleston your way to a world of tight buns and ripped abs, and the best part is you'll be having so much fun you won't even realise that you're exercising.