Boston mechanics change gear to star in Zumba video

Zumba Missfit fitness coach Michele Launchbury with daughter Rebecca (centre), friend Danielle North and staff from Leas Garage - who learnt some dance moves for an international Zumba competition. NA
Zumba Missfit fitness coach Michele Launchbury with daughter Rebecca (centre), friend Danielle North and staff from Leas Garage - who learnt some dance moves for an international Zumba competition. NA

THRUSTING and grinding hips caused some giggles when Boston mechanics took part in an international Zumba competition last week.

Mechanics and other staff members from Leas Garage, in Eastwood Road, were chosen as the unlikely participants of a dance routine organised by local Zumba fitness instructor Michele Launchbury.

“The competition is for the best dance routine performed and taught to others in the most unusual place.” said Michele, 46.

“The lads were very good but there were a few giggles with some of the more suggestive moves.”

Zumba is an international fitness craze sweeping the nation, involving fast-paced latin dance moves.

“The routine was fairly simple but did involve some hip thrusting and grinding,” Michele said.

“We had a quick run-through with them men and then performed the moves on film.”

Michele was joined on the day by her daughter Rebecca, 16, and her friend Danielle North, 16.

As part of the competition entry, participants must submit a video of them performing the moves from hip hop musician Pitbull’s Pause video. Michele and the team’s effort can be viewed via Youtube by searching for ‘missfitclasses’.

Leas Garage owner Steve Taylor told The Standard: “Michele asked if she could borrow the garage for the video, but then we got roped into being in it.”

He added: “It was bit of a laugh – but Zumba is not something I think I will be taking up!”

Michele takes four classes a week in Boston - at Fitness First, The Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston Town FC and St Mary’s church hall.

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