Let me add an addendum: sports bras are NOT optional.
As I twisted my hips and bumped my shoulders, I could only wonder why men don’t torture themselves this way? I see gadgets like arm pulls and bowflex, but never once did I walk into a store and see an advertisement for a men’s bellydance or flirty guy fitness.
Anywho, today I jaunted over to the Middle East and practiced for 25 minutes.
More thoughts that occurred to me while I shimmied: do I look pathetic? Why I started walking: no mirrors to elicit self depreciating remarks.
I can honestly say I feel looser today. The hip rolls and stretches are a great workout, and only one faux pas: no clear instructions for the shimmy. But all in all a nice workout.