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TOPIC: anyone have actual zumba results??

 
May 15, 2012 8:05 AM
I have nice results from Zumba. I go once a week and I bring my exercise belt and sweat up a storm. Zumba has helped me melt away 5 inches off my waist. I do other exercises but Zumba is when I do the most movement and sweating. Anyone who can attend a class with an instructor that loves to move, you are in for a great treat. bigsmile
May 15, 2012 8:06 AM
I use Zumba Wii and DVD's but have a question. I live in a small apartment and it has all carpet. I hurt my foot using my shoes but then injured it worse going barefoot. I have thought off using athletic tape and non-skid socks.

Any suggestions? Thank you!
May 15, 2012 8:23 AM
I do! I go to an actual class a few times a week, along with strength training and diet. See my thread I posted this morning for my pics.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/597790-more-than-halfway-there-44-pounds-gone-with-pics
  10516982
May 15, 2012 8:30 AM
Hi. I have been doing zumba at the Y for 3 or 4 weeks now twice a week and I love it. I have dropped a little weight but I also notice that when I am not losing I am not seeing the pound or two gain and then losing the same pound. I really love it. It does take some time to get the moves and I try to stick to the same nights to get the same instructor.my only downfall is that it tore up my cheapy tennis shoes and I need new ones. Anyone have any advice on what name brand to get for zumba?
  17163672
May 15, 2012 8:32 AM
I've been doing zumba for the past week and a half, 5 days a week and I've already had some pretty good results. My bum is much more firm (words of my boyfriend and my friend - neither of which knew I was making a conscious effort to change my body), my legs are looking slimmer too. If these are the results I have after a week and a few days, I can't wait to see how I'll look and feel after 2 months.
May 15, 2012 8:41 AM
Started doing Zumba 3 or 4 times a week on the Xbox Kinect in January. I have lost 31lbs, but I don't entirely credit the Zumba...I have COMPLETELY changed my eating habits too...they have worked hand in hand ;) Unlike so many workouts I've tried in the past though, I never get tired of doing the Zumba :) It's FUN!
May 15, 2012 8:48 AM
You'll lose just like you will with any cardio.
It's not the best for toning, but it's a great way to get your heart pumping and your legs going.

It should not be your *only* work out, but it is definitely a great asset
May 16, 2012 12:17 PM
I LOVE ZUMBA! I tried it for the first time in November and was instantly addicted to it. Since beginning Zumba and watching what I eat, I've lost 45 pounds in 8 months. I am losing weight everywhere and my legs are getting very toned. I LOVE IT. You should read my blog post about it!
  12413394
May 16, 2012 12:19 PM
QUOTE:

Hi. I have been doing zumba at the Y for 3 or 4 weeks now twice a week and I love it. I have dropped a little weight but I also notice that when I am not losing I am not seeing the pound or two gain and then losing the same pound. I really love it. It does take some time to get the moves and I try to stick to the same nights to get the same instructor.my only downfall is that it tore up my cheapy tennis shoes and I need new ones. Anyone have any advice on what name brand to get for zumba?


There is a Nike dance shoe you can check out on zappos.com or you can usually find them at any NIke outlet. My Zumba instructor strongly recommends them and so many people in class do too. I currently have a pair of Nike Shoxx which were recommended as well, but from all the pressure I'm putting on my feet, some of the rubber parts are starting to detach from the shoe. I might have to get some of these Nike's myself soon!
  12413394
May 16, 2012 12:54 PM
a couple years ago I religously went to a zumba class three days a week and cut calories....I didn't do ANY other workout but zumba and lost 50lbs. It helped with the weight loss because you can burn up to 800 in an hour but not only that is really helped tone me.....my stomach was flat and toned without 1 crunch
May 16, 2012 2:00 PM
I took my first Zumba class in October 2011, and decided that it was WAY more fun than watching the minutes tick down while walking on the elliptical or treadmill, so I started doing it exclusively. Have been going to Zumba a minimum of 3 days a week, to as much as 7 days a week. I have experienced steady weightloss, with slight plateu's, but no real stalls in my progress. I have had a loss every month, including through the holidays! Below is my progress by month:

7.00 August
11.00 September
6.40 October
9.90 November
5.70 December
8.30 January
9.80 February
4.80 March
10.80 April
  9919227
May 16, 2012 2:02 PM
I zumba as much as possible. I've lost almost 6 inches around my nautral waist and almost two inches off each arm, an about an inch and a half around my thighs.

I haven't changed much in weight, but my figure is changing.
May 16, 2012 2:27 PM
Love Zumba been going for over a year, lost more inches than weight (about 25lbs so far) and I started Zumba toning about 3 months ago. I love that too, thats when most of the inches came off. A friend of mine started with me, and she has lost almost 70lbs, but she is very regimented on her calories....But I love love love zumba!
May 16, 2012 2:28 PM
I've been doing Zumba since I started the diet, its the main form of exercise that I do, and I've had great success with it!
  16337840
May 16, 2012 4:43 PM
Use athletic tape, or if you are handy, make spandex wrap arounds for the toe area of your shoes. If you look through the product section of Zumba.com, they sell a very similar item.
May 16, 2012 4:52 PM
I lost most of my weight before starting Zumba;however, the energy I get from Zumba is priceless! I'm also loving how my clothes are fitting now, for that I do give Zumba all the credit since I've toned up =)
  7704082
May 17, 2012 7:53 PM
I have been doing Zumba now for a little over a week and dropped 7.5lbs and 6 pant sizes! I am extremely happy with my results, and the fact I am losing weight out of my legs, and mid-section! It is extremely noticeable that i have lost inches in my waist and legs! Of course like with any exercise program its what you put into is what you get out. I also changed my eating habits cutting out soda's, and watching what I eat. If anyone wants to be friends add me :)!
  20290041
May 18, 2012 1:41 AM
QUOTE:

I have been doing Zumba now for a little over a week and dropped 7.5lbs and 6 pant sizes! I am extremely happy with my results, and the fact I am losing weight out of my legs, and mid-section! It is extremely noticeable that i have lost inches in my waist and legs! Of course like with any exercise program its what you put into is what you get out. I also changed my eating habits cutting out soda's, and watching what I eat. If anyone wants to be friends add me :)!


You dropped 6 sizes in a week? What? Did you mean a month? That's crazy! Well done for your loss though :)
May 18, 2012 7:11 AM
I actually lost 30lbs last year just from changing to no sodas and sweets and doing zumba 6 days a week. Its a really good workout and I havent gained any of that weight back. Now I'm just working on the other 30 lbs. Last year it took me about 2 1/2 months to lose that weight with just zumba. I'm actually about to start up again. You can add me if you'd like to share progress and how the workouts go. I have the dvd's at home as well I dont go to the classes because im too self concious. Good luck!
May 18, 2012 5:47 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I have been doing Zumba now for a little over a week and dropped 7.5lbs and 6 pant sizes! I am extremely happy with my results, and the fact I am losing weight out of my legs, and mid-section! It is extremely noticeable that i have lost inches in my waist and legs! Of course like with any exercise program its what you put into is what you get out. I also changed my eating habits cutting out soda's, and watching what I eat. If anyone wants to be friends add me :)!


You dropped 6 sizes in a week? What? Did you mean a month? That's crazy! Well done for your loss though :)


I guess my metabolism came out hibernation with a vengeance. I went from 24/26 to a 16/18 within 8 days. I cut out sodas completely and added water and cut back to a 1200 calorie diet on top of that. I am doing between an hour and hour and half of Zumba everyday. I was amazed as well believe me I didn't think that could happen either. :) Thanks for the congrats.
  20290041
May 18, 2012 5:52 PM
I've been doing zumba 2-3 times weekly for 9 months. I've lost 40 pounds and gone down three sizes. Love it! happy
  10611780
May 18, 2012 5:55 PM
I held a friend's Zumba DVD hostage for months last fall. I love it! So I finally got my own copy and when I use it twice a week I lose inches more so than weight. I also use the elliptical at the gym, but think Zumba has a greater effect.
  8291407
May 18, 2012 5:57 PM
love zumba! lost 40 pounds, gained balance and some serious hip movements! along with a ton of confidence in myself.
May 18, 2012 5:58 PM
I do Zumba and love it my boyfriend noticed that my clothes were fitting different before I did, the calorie burn is also crazy at times 945cal in 40mins (yes i busted my ass for that)..very addictive!
May 18, 2012 6:09 PM
I Zumba'd (is that a word?) for the first time ever on Tuesday. If my schedule were a little less crowded, I'd totally go again. It was awesome fun and really got me sweating.
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