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April 30, 2011 8:43 AM
no, it isn't quite time for my own success story yet.. my question to all of you out there is who is doing zumba and seeing results?? has anyone used zumba for their main source of droppin lbs?? anyone have any before and after pictures from doing zumba??

basically, i started it a couple weeks ago and i feel like im getting a good calorie burn from it and i always feel sore afterwards. i feel like these are such good signs. and i just wanna see where it'll take me in the long run.. :)

feel free to add me as a friend as well. i try to be a great motivator and im always interested in seeing people's progress and what everyone does to lose weight! :)
Edited by mariahruby On April 30, 2011 8:47 AM
April 30, 2011 8:45 AM
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April 30, 2011 8:45 AM
I'm relatively new to zumba and can only take one class a week for the time being, but the friend who got me interested in zumba lost about 20 pounds over 6 months or so. She swears by zumba and will not miss any of her classes!
April 30, 2011 8:48 AM
I started eating healthy Jan 1st. I just couldn't stand the treadmill and it was too icy/snowy to get out and walk so I took a Zumba class mid Jan and I loved it. I go 3 times a week and it's my main exercise. I do strength training 1 day a week and I walk a few days a week on my 30 min lunch. Otherwise Zumba has been it for me... and I have lost 57 pounds :)
  4039871
April 30, 2011 8:51 AM
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I started eating healthy Jan 1st. I just couldn't stand the treadmill and it was too icy/snowy to get out and walk so I took a Zumba class mid Jan and I loved it. I go 3 times a week and it's my main exercise. I do strength training 1 day a week and I walk a few days a week on my 30 min lunch. Otherwise Zumba has been it for me... and I have lost 57 pounds :)


wow that is such a big accomplishment. i hope to see those results! i do zumba three times a week as well and play disc golf on my off days. but, congrats! thats so great!
April 30, 2011 8:52 AM
I can only do zumba once a week but love it!! My instructor is such a great role model and I wish I could bottle her energy. I leave the class soaking wet and am usually sore the next few days also. My main form of exercise is walking and Jillian Michael's shred, though I think she is mucho annoying.tongue I also attend a willpower and grace class once a week. Sending a friend request.
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April 30, 2011 8:54 AM
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I started eating healthy Jan 1st. I just couldn't stand the treadmill and it was too icy/snowy to get out and walk so I took a Zumba class mid Jan and I loved it. I go 3 times a week and it's my main exercise. I do strength training 1 day a week and I walk a few days a week on my 30 min lunch. Otherwise Zumba has been it for me... and I have lost 57 pounds :)


wow that is such a big accomplishment. i hope to see those results! i do zumba three times a week as well and play disc golf on my off days. but, congrats! thats so great!


Just remember.. my instructor says you get out of zumba what you are willing to put in.... you can really work the moves or just barely do them.. it will show in how you do and in your muscle tone.... if it's something you can get lower on or higher on... do it and push for more and harder workouts... I've seen people that just barely move and exert little energy and they aren't losing.. but if you put your all into it, it will work. I have also lost 8 1/2 inches from my waist and a lot of that is from keeping the abs as tight as possible when doing the booty circles, etc... you got this.. you can do it :)
  4039871
April 30, 2011 8:56 AM
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I started eating healthy Jan 1st. I just couldn't stand the treadmill and it was too icy/snowy to get out and walk so I took a Zumba class mid Jan and I loved it. I go 3 times a week and it's my main exercise. I do strength training 1 day a week and I walk a few days a week on my 30 min lunch. Otherwise Zumba has been it for me... and I have lost 57 pounds :)


wow that is such a big accomplishment. i hope to see those results! i do zumba three times a week as well and play disc golf on my off days. but, congrats! thats so great!


Just remember.. my instructor says you get out of zumba what you are willing to put in.... you can really work the moves or just barely do them.. it will show in how you do and in your muscle tone.... if it's something you can get lower on or higher on... do it and push for more and harder workouts... I've seen people that just barely move and exert little energy and they aren't losing.. but if you put your all into it, it will work. I have also lost 8 1/2 inches from my waist and a lot of that is from keeping the abs as tight as possible when doing the booty circles, etc... you got this.. you can do it :)


yeah ive heard its a 400-900 calories burn depending on how into it you get. so im totally like bouncing all over the place. my instructors always tell me that i look like ive been doing zumba forever. hopefully if i stick to it and lose my weight then i really want to try and become an instructor myself :)
April 30, 2011 10:10 AM
Zumba is not my only source of exercise (mostly because I can't make the class times, otherwise it would be!), but I would definitely say it is my main form. But I've been doing Zumba for over a year now, and it has definitely contributed to the 30 pounds I have lost. But more than that, Zumba is a form of exercise I not only enjoy but I can't wait to do. I look forward to doing it, it is so much fun, and I always feel great. In fact, I hate to have it end--one hour is not enough!

So I highly recommend it.

Oh, and my Zumba instructor told us she lost over 50 pounds from Zumba alone.
April 30, 2011 10:43 AM
i have been doing zumba classes 2 / 3 times a week since nov 2010 and have seen a massive difference in my body shape. i am much more toned now and my waist is so tiny compared to before.add me as a friend if you want and i will saort some pics out.
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good luck xx
April 30, 2011 10:56 AM
I lost 22 pounds in three months, two of those months Zumba was my main exercise. Three times a week for an hour. Good luck!
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April 30, 2011 11:02 AM
I tried Zumba and loved it. It just didn't love me. So I'm just walking now. Hang in there!
April 30, 2011 11:51 AM
oh i love zumba! ive been going to zumba for a year now! love it!!! initially i lost 17lbs through the course of last year but then joined mfp in jan and have dropped the last 20lbs since then! i go to zumba classes once a week, used to go twice but have had to cut down to once. I do the dvd at home (sculpt and tone) with 3lb weights as im trying to tone. my before and after are in my pics, i used to weigh 158 and got down to 126lbs which was my goal, then i decided to drop a bit more. currently 121.5lbs, im in maitainance mode.

I am a lot fitter than i used to be,i used to stop once or twice in my classes now i can keep going for longer!!! can def notice a difference in my legs and bum!
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April 30, 2011 12:12 PM
I have been going to Zumba class for about 8 weeks now, and have just started going twice a week. I am 53 and found it hard at first, but I am seeing results & finding it a lot easier, because my muscles are getting stronger. I had restricted arm movement on my right, which is almost normal again. So I am seeing results in more ways than one. Love it!
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April 30, 2011 12:15 PM
I do Zumba 3 days a week and one of those is power training (zumba+yoga) I've lost about 18 pounds so far. In the past month i've added more to my workout, doing circuit training on zumba days off because I always need to keep my workouts fresh and it's really helping. It doesn't always come to down to exercise, you have to watch what you eat to (I learned that the hard way!) but zumba is a great jumping off point to a healthier lifestyle:)
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April 30, 2011 12:50 PM
I don't have any before/after pics yet, but I'm using Zumba as my main source of exercise and I'm already seeing results! I go to a class once in a while, but mainly I use the DVD set at home and do a DVD every other day.
I've lost 6lbs so far, and around 7.5 inches overall.

Now that the weather is nicer, I'll be adding walks into my daily routine as well. :)
April 30, 2011 12:52 PM
wow everyone has had amazing success:) it makes me exciteddd!
April 30, 2011 12:53 PM
I have no beat and two left feet but I use the wii Zumba to spice up my exercise routine and I LOVE IT. I try really hard to keep up and even though I don't do everything perfect, I feel and see results. With each 20 minute session I see myself getting better. Everyone is right, you get what effort you put in. :)

Good luck and congrats to everyone on the great work they've done and great work that's ahead.
April 30, 2011 1:20 PM
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I have no beat and two left feet but I use the wii Zumba to spice up my exercise routine and I LOVE IT. I try really hard to keep up and even though I don't do everything perfect, I feel and see results. With each 20 minute session I see myself getting better. Everyone is right, you get what effort you put in. :)

Good luck and congrats to everyone on the great work they've done and great work that's ahead.


i do want to try in on the wii. my only problem is that i can never seem to stick to videos or exercise games at home. there is something about being in the class with all the people that makes me not want to quit and just keep going. i feel like if i did it at home i would give up the second i got tired. but i do wanna try it!
April 30, 2011 1:55 PM
Thanks for starting this thread!! I started taking Zumba classes about 2 months ago and am starting to see some muscle definition and a slow weight loss, but it mostly I just love doing it and have a good time, so it makes me exercise more! I am really glad to hear about other people having success with their fitness goals from doing Zumba.

And good luck to you on your fitness journey!!!bigsmile
April 30, 2011 3:43 PM
I did Zumba for almost 3 months (like 2 1/2 months) it helped me loose a good 17-18 lbs.
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April 30, 2011 4:55 PM
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I did Zumba for almost 3 months (like 2 1/2 months) it helped me loose a good 17-18 lbs.


that is awesome!! :)
April 30, 2011 4:56 PM
QUOTE:

Thanks for starting this thread!! I started taking Zumba classes about 2 months ago and am starting to see some muscle definition and a slow weight loss, but it mostly I just love doing it and have a good time, so it makes me exercise more! I am really glad to hear about other people having success with their fitness goals from doing Zumba.

And good luck to you on your fitness journey!!!bigsmile


it definitely is a good time. i like that i go more to have fun than to lose weight:)
April 30, 2011 5:21 PM
Hello! I am a Zumba fan as well! I have been doing it for a while but just really started a serious disciplined plan with weight loss/Zumba this week, and have already lost 5 pounds! I will try to go to about 3 Zumba classes a week. The instructors told us that Zumba will help you burn between 600-1200 calories a session! Wow! Of course, it all has to do with the effort you put into it. I love the class and it kills me every time!
April 30, 2011 5:23 PM
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Hello! I am a Zumba fan as well! I have been doing it for a while but just really started a serious disciplined plan with weight loss/Zumba this week, and have already lost 5 pounds! I will try to go to about 3 Zumba classes a week. The instructors told us that Zumba will help you burn between 600-1200 calories a session! Wow! Of course, it all has to do with the effort you put into it. I love the class and it kills me every time!


yeah, i wish i could actually know how many calories that it burns. i want a heart rate moniter to get a more accurate result. i put ALLLL my energy in it. i only record a 600 burn, but i feel like its so much more. and it kills me too. i walk out of the class with sweat everywhere. but it means its workin!

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