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July 12, 2010 8:02 AM
Has anyone had a lot of success with zumba? I'm an instructor, and started teaching Zumba pretty much at 220 lbs about a year and a half ago. I've lost 55 lbs so far with it and went from barely being able to manage 15 minutes of class, to working out/teaching 13 hours a week sometimes. I'd love to hear anyone else's success/journey stories :)
July 12, 2010 8:14 AM
I love my Zumba, and have seen a difference in my body, but not a huge weight loss yet. I haven't been doing it for too long, but hopefully with getting on MFP it will help me get to losing! I LOVE doing it though and hope to have the courage to attend a class sometime.

Congratulations on your weight loss, it gives me more motivation to keep at it.
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July 12, 2010 8:22 AM
I've been taking a Zumba class once a week for a month now, so it's not my main workout, but I've been steadily losing weight with it. I used to get winded during the higher pace dances, but now I'm fine and shaking my hips as much as possible... lol. I'm signed up for the class all summer, so hopefully it helps keep me going with my weight loss... and it's fun!
  781691
July 12, 2010 8:25 AM
I just started ZUMBA back in March and I love it! I had lost about 30 lbs prior and it has helped me lose another 15 since then. I go once a week in addition to the working out I do at home the rest of the week. I love it and have even helped my instructor teach some of the classes. I am actually now looking into getting certified. It has definitely increased my energy and strength. I remember the first time I tried it, I was sore for days and thought I was going to die! (This was after doing 30 Day Shred, and I thought that was a killer!) I can get through a 1 hour class no problem now, I still work up quite a sweat though and burn anywhere between 500-700 cals each time. I even have gotten my mom and some of my friends into it. Tonight I am going to Zumba and I can't wait! It's the highlight of my week!
  142597
July 12, 2010 8:26 AM
I have been doing Zumba for about six months, and am totally addicted.

I haven't lost weight per se, but have dropped body fat % and an inch off of my waist at its smallest point (below the rib cage) and a half an inch off of the super stubborn "bellybutton waist".
July 12, 2010 9:05 AM
It's deff helped me! I wore some capris that I haven't worn in almost a year today and they fit great, a little lose in the waist too. I'm deff happy!! I just got certified and are excited to see the rest of the remaining weight I have to lose melt off with ZUMBA!!!!
July 12, 2010 9:07 AM
whats zumba
  1386994
July 12, 2010 9:13 AM
Yes I started Zumba and fell in love with it lost about 19 pounds my first week I was doing it 4x a week then. Now I do it 2x a week along with other exercises and I'm still losing!!!
  1357080
July 12, 2010 9:17 AM
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Yes I started Zumba and fell in love with it lost about 19 pounds my first week I was doing it 4x a week then. Now I do it 2x a week along with other exercises and I'm still losing!!!


You lost 19pounds your first week????? Are you kidding???? It took me almost a full year to lose that!!!! WOW!!! Congrats!
  125954
July 12, 2010 9:18 AM
Zumba is an aerobic fitness program with Latin moves and Ive taken classes that also incorporate hip hop moves. It was created by Beto. Its a very good exercise it really helps me sweat and burn them calories up!!!
  1357080
July 12, 2010 9:22 AM
@DeeDeeLHF Yes I lost 19 pounds with Zumba the first month now I'm addicted I lost a total of 105 pounds diet and exercise alone gained back like 40 but now I'm done almost 40 and dropping pound like flies lol!!
  1357080
July 12, 2010 9:40 AM
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@DeeDeeLHF Yes I lost 19 pounds with Zumba the first month now I'm addicted I lost a total of 105 pounds diet and exercise alone gained back like 40 but now I'm done almost 40 and dropping pound like flies lol!!


Congratulations!!!! That is wonderfully amazing!!!
  125954
July 12, 2010 11:43 AM
I saw MAJOR changes with zumba! Combined with running, realllly watching what I was eating and zumba, I lost 20 pounds in about a year. I lost a lot of inches (not sure how much) in my whole torso area!!

HIGHLY recommended!
  171113
July 12, 2010 12:57 PM
Hi there,

For those of you that Zumba do you wear a HRM so you know what you are burning? I'm thinking of ordering the dvds for my birthday but just wanted to know how you calculated your calories burnt..


Thanks:)
  137112
July 12, 2010 1:04 PM
My instructor is also a professional belly dancer so she has incorporated a lot of those moves into the routines. So all us women in the class feel really sexy while doing those! bigsmile
  142597
July 12, 2010 2:03 PM
QUOTE:

Hi there,

For those of you that Zumba do you wear a HRM so you know what you are burning? I'm thinking of ordering the dvds for my birthday but just wanted to know how you calculated your calories burnt..


Thanks:)


Everytime I sweat, I wear my HRM. That's how I calculate for everything.
July 15, 2011 3:38 AM
what is a HRM?
July 15, 2011 5:06 AM
QUOTE:

what is a HRM?


Heart Rate Monitor ;)
  9400091
April 5, 2012 1:07 PM
I am starting Zumba hopefully tonight.. hearing these stories have me motivated.. Between zumba 2x's a week and walking/running 5 nights a week I hope to see results soon!
April 5, 2012 1:56 PM
I started Zumba three weeks ago and have dropped 7 pounds! I go three times a week and I LOVE it! I hate to exercise but I love Zumba because it doesn't feel like exercise. Feels like I'm in a dance class with friends :) I've noticed chances in my legs and my arms and muscles that I forgot I had...lol. Can't wait to see how Zumba sculpts me as I drop the weight! And as my instructor says...You're always sexy when you salsa!
  2819004
June 1, 2012 8:11 PM
Today was my 1st Zumba class and I think I will add Zumba to my workout program to shake things up a bit
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June 2, 2012 12:11 AM
i'm new here i bought zumba but didnt realize that my arthritis in my knees was so bad so i cant hop and jump around but i do march and try to get my arms and upper body going ive been only doing it 3 days and can tell my energy level has boosted greatly
  23900807
June 2, 2012 3:33 AM
Hi, I have been Zumba twice a week for almost 12 months and even though I haven't lost any significant weight directly from it, it has improved my fitness so much! I never used to be able to run anywhere or bike, and now I can run a 9 minute miles and can do 2.5 miles in a run :) which for me a MASSIVE achievement, now that I am eating healthier I think Zumba will have a more direct effect on weight loss (now that I am more focused). It also made me love to be active - I think my instructor has a lot to do with it as well, she is a fantastic teacher :) I would recommend it anyone!
June 2, 2012 3:44 AM
I love Zumba, I have lost weight doing it. I haven't done it for a few weeks, because I started doing a boot camp video trying to get more strength training in and this past week, I have been doing some pilates moves to help with stomach.
But, reading this makes me want to do Zumba, so I think I am going to do it today.
June 2, 2012 6:42 AM
started zumba 6 months ago and lost 27lbs because of it... very happy

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