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July 8, 2012 10:14 AM
I was wondering if you could add zumba to the listing of exercises to choose from. I have no ideahow many calories are burned in that class but it is much more strenuous than a normal aerobics type class. I'm new to the site and it is one of my staple forms of exercise. THANKS
July 8, 2012 10:47 AM
I use the "Dancing- Aerobic, Modern, Twist, etc." option. But I just received my heart rate monitor, which is the most accurate way to gauge your calories burned. They are between $50-$125 for a good one. Polar is the brand I recommend.
July 8, 2012 10:49 AM
July 8, 2012 1:30 PM
I just found that too and was gonna add a topic

All hail the search box eh?

so <BUMP>
August 26, 2012 9:30 AM
Thanks Guys!!!
August 26, 2012 9:36 AM
You could also use Zumba
August 26, 2012 9:39 AM
I just started Zumba. Since I can't seem to coordinate my arms and my feet at the same time nor keep up I used the dance pretty low. At low it's around 186 cals. However the link provided said 246. Right now I am just trying to keep moving period..
August 26, 2012 9:39 AM
FYI All the zumba calorie counters are way off and way too high from my own experience. I rely on my HRM to get my true cals. I do zumba VERY HARD and for half hour class, the most I've burned is 213 cals. The average is 175ish,
August 26, 2012 9:41 AM
A friend of mine recommended Zumba and I found I love it too! Don't feel so bad if you can't do all the moves, just keep moving that is the trick! Enjoy!


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