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January 20, 2012 11:49 AM
Anyone using ZUMBA to workout while using my fitness pal? I LOVE IT AND THINK IT IS A GREAT ADDITION TO MY FITNESS PAL.
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January 20, 2012 11:53 AM
I do zumba sometimes. I vary my workout tapes, but I do love to zumba.
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January 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Yes! I take 1 - 2 one hour classes per week and I love it! I am also a runner but with the cold weather that hasn't been as easy. So I look around for other ways to burn calories.
January 20, 2012 12:24 PM
Zumba is amazing. I try to do a one hour zumba class 2-3 times a week. Along with cutting back my diet to take in less calories and doing the 30 day shred on some days that I do not go to zumba...I have lost 8 lbs in 2 weeks. I love zumba because there is a lot of shaking it and dance moves. It is an easy way to have fun and get a good work out in.
January 20, 2012 12:28 PM
Yes! That is my only cardio that I do besides walking. I am doing the dvd's and will try my first live class this Sunday!
January 20, 2012 12:44 PM
I LOVE Zumba! Its very addicting and in my opinion one of the best(and fun) ways to workout.
January 20, 2012 12:48 PM
It took me a while to like Zumba, but once I found an instructor I liked it was a ton of fun. There are times I still feel like an idiot doing it, but oh well I am burning those calories while getting my groove on :)
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January 20, 2012 12:51 PM
Just started Zumba, I have been doing 1-1hour class a week and using walking away the pounds dvds and just walking in general the other days of the week. I have found success in alternating workouts. This way I do not get bored at 1 thing. But I agree with everyone else I LOVE ZUMBA. It is much more fun in a class then at home by yourself!!!
Edited by thershey On January 20, 2012 12:52 PM
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January 20, 2012 12:52 PM
I love ZUMBA! tI tried it for the first time over break with my sister, and the teacher was AMAZING. The sad part is that my sister lives in Florida and I in Iowa. I checked out the local Zumba here in Iowa and the teacher is not very good. I am going to keep going to all the other teachers until I find someone that I like though.
January 20, 2012 12:55 PM
Help me out.. I had no idea what a Zumba was so I youtube'd it. How does it differ from the 8 million types of cardio classes that preceded it?
January 20, 2012 1:36 PM
For me the different is it is FUN! Therefore I continue to go. I burn around 600-650 per class.
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January 20, 2012 1:41 PM
I love Zumba and take a class but recently purchased some DVD's offline and can not wait to ge them so I can Zumba from home. It is the most fun workout I have ever had!
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January 20, 2012 1:43 PM
I feel that it is more fun that the typical cardio class because you are just dancing and the music is so upliftin!. Also you have to catch on to the choregraphy as they do not cue you on what to do so it is a challenge at first but the repetition helps.
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January 20, 2012 1:45 PM
I love it! I can't dance to save my life, and am all over the place usually, but it's so much fun. :)
January 20, 2012 1:50 PM
zumba is a high intensity dance fitness program that incorporates many different styles: latin--samba, salsa, merenge, mambo, cumbia, also reggaeton, hip-hop, and even some country. The variety makes it a little different, and it is both dancing and fitness moves like squats, lunges, knee lifts, etc. But for me it is closer to real dancing, and I love my instructors. The instructor you have makes a huge difference!

If you want an estimate of the calories burned, there is a website: zumbacalories.com. It uses your weight and intensity level.
January 20, 2012 2:01 PM
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zumba is a high intensity dance fitness program that incorporates many different styles: latin--samba, salsa, merenge, mambo, cumbia, also reggaeton, hip-hop, and even some country. The variety makes it a little different, and it is both dancing and fitness moves like squats, lunges, knee lifts, etc. But for me it is closer to real dancing, and I love my instructors. The instructor you have makes a huge difference!

If you want an estimate of the calories burned, there is a website: zumbacalories.com. It uses your weight and intensity level.


I just posted looking for this answer!! thank you!

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