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February 6, 2012 7:57 PM
How many calories are estimately burned in Zumba? I went for the 1st time tonight to a Zumba toning class and just guessed when I was plugging it in here.... I put 350... but I was curious is anyone had an idea or knew?
February 6, 2012 7:59 PM
Unfortunately, it's really hard to estimate. I wear a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and depending on how high impact our class is, I can burn anywhere from 250 to 350. Sorry, I'm not much more help!
February 6, 2012 8:24 PM
I had no idea either, but found this site:
scroll down and there is a calculator.

Also I bought a heart rate monitor and was shocked this morning when it told me I burned 503 at zumba!
February 6, 2012 8:27 PM
I second that emotion.. the Polar Heart Rate is a great tool to take out all of the guess work when working out (trying to figure out how many calories are being burned per workout).

With the combination of myfitnesspal. i am finally on the right track!!!
February 6, 2012 8:27 PM
I do Zumba at home with the DVDs and wii and my hem has given me anywhere from 300-575 for 45 minutes. It really just depends. That website overestimated for me but not by a lot.
February 6, 2012 8:29 PM
My HRM tells me I burn calories in the late 600s in 60 mins of high impact zumba fitness (not toning class) - it will vary on your own details tho.
February 6, 2012 8:30 PM
To throw some more numbers in there - I usually burn 600 calories per Zumba class. I've even hit 700 before.

All tracked with the help of my trusty Polar HRM.

There is so much variance with Zumba, I think a HRM is the only way to go.
February 6, 2012 8:30 PM
My Zumba class is so awesome and the instructor so good that I typically burn 10 cal per minute. This is according to my HRM. Have fun!
February 6, 2012 8:31 PM
I use a heart rate monitor as well. I can burn anywhere from 300-400 for a 1/2 hour class and 700-800 in a hour class.

It all depends how hard you push yourself. I personally push myself to the limit to where after one class my sweatpants were soaked around my butt....I've never had my butt sweat like that...LOL
February 6, 2012 8:31 PM
I burn about 550 and that is for an hour of Zumba! There are websites where you can enter in your weight and it will tell you!
February 6, 2012 8:31 PM
try this calculator. i found that its prety accurate.


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