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April 22, 2010 6:35 AM
Has anyone used zumba to lose weight and does it work as good as they claim it does? I hope so because I just ordered the dvd's and I hate to think that I just wasted my money.
April 22, 2010 6:38 AM
Haven't done the video but attend a class three nights a week and I LOVE it! It is a great workout and fun! Enjoy!
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April 22, 2010 6:39 AM
I too attend a class and it's my most favourite aerobics class EVER.

I tell everyone I know, if you loved to go out dancing in your 20's and no longer enjoy the "club scene", try Zumba! It's just THAT much fun!!!
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April 22, 2010 6:40 AM
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Haven't done the video but attend a class three nights a week and I LOVE it! It is a great workout and fun! Enjoy!


Ditto to that! Outrageous classes...off and out the door to my next Zumba right now...
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April 22, 2010 6:41 AM
Have the DVDs and attend classes. I've lost 12 lbs but it's like anything else, you have to eat right also. My waist is definately smaller and more toned after about 6 weeks of it. Good luck!
April 22, 2010 6:41 AM
I don't have the videos but I go once a week and it really kicks my booty. I work different muscles then on the eliptical or bike. I have a friend who uses the bug and she says she burns about 1000 calories at zumba. I think it really depends on how much you put into it I always add arms slide really big lunge deeply, but it definitely burns calories and is a ton of fun.
April 22, 2010 6:42 AM
I agree, Zumba is fabulous! I havent done it for very long but one hour of straight cardio HAS to be positive for weight loss!
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April 22, 2010 6:44 AM
The inches just come melting off... go to the class! You'll actually enjoy sweating for the hour... : )
April 22, 2010 6:50 AM
I do zumba classes and I think it works. A friend of mine has been doing Zumba for 2 years now. She does it 3-4 times a week. She went from around a size 10 to a size 4 in two years from doing it.
April 22, 2010 6:50 AM
I have attended the classes and it works up a good sweat - some people online here burn 6-700 cals doing Zumba - I manage about 450 cals. It is good fun, so enjoy
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April 22, 2010 6:51 AM
Okay, I am excited and can't wait for the dvd's to get here lol. It's going to take 3 - 7 days. There is light weights that come with the order so that should make it interesting for me. I may never be able to do the full hour because of lung issues, but I think I will be fine because it is also my understanding that burning calories depends on the heart rate. As long as my H R is in my range, I should burn those calories. Hope so anyway lol
April 22, 2010 6:58 AM
I did the DVDs for the first time on Tuesday. It was a great workout and you can modify the moves or take a break if you find yourself getting tired. I had a great time doing it. I might start doing a class on Saturdays or one night during the week. It's a great overall workout.
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April 22, 2010 7:07 AM
I do a zumba boot camp class once a week, it is awesome! so much fun, before you know it 60 minutes has passed!!
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April 22, 2010 11:11 AM
I've just ordered the DVD's too. I am so glad eveyone loves it. It looks so much fun!!!
Can't wait until they get here so I can get started!!!


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April 22, 2010 11:18 AM
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I've just ordered the DVD's too. I am so glad eveyone loves it. It looks so much fun!!!
Can't wait until they get here so I can get started!!!


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Do you remember what all came with them? I know the weights do, but I was so excited that I forgot what all there is laugh
April 22, 2010 11:22 AM
Im not much of a dancer a bit uncoordinated, will I have a hard time following? It does look like fun!
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April 22, 2010 12:00 PM
I just get so excited when I see all the positive feedback about Zumba. I am a Zumba Instructor!!! It is a great workout program and since it is so much fun you dont even feel that you are exercising!! About the amount of calories you burn, it all depends on the intensity, weight of the person, etc etc. So it can vary...

Nellie, anyone should be able to follow a class with no problem. It has to do a lot with the instructor, he/she should teach modifications and try to make it easier for those who are having trouble following some steps. I always tell my students not too worry much about the steps but to keep moving and do their own style to get the cardio benefit of it. And HAVE FUN!!!

Zumba Love!!! flowerforyou
April 22, 2010 1:22 PM
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I've just ordered the DVD's too. I am so glad eveyone loves it. It looks so much fun!!!
Can't wait until they get here so I can get started!!!


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Do you remember what all came with them? I know the weights do, but I was so excited that I forgot what all there is laugh


The one I bought has:
Zumba® Fitness Basics
Zumba® Fitness 20-Minute Express
Zumba® Fitness Sculpt & Tone
Zumba® Fitness Cardio Party
Zumba® Fitness Total Body Transformation Guide

PLUS
Two Zumba® Fitness Toning Sticks
Zumba® Fitness LIVE! Workout
Zumba® Fitness Flat Abs Workout

Very very excited. I'd seen it advertised before and decided to go for it because it looks amazing!!! happy
  25340
April 22, 2010 2:41 PM
I went to a class yesterday and loved it, but I can't go until June because of school. I am getting the DVDs tonight though. I'm excited!
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April 22, 2010 2:46 PM
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I've just ordered the DVD's too. I am so glad eveyone loves it. It looks so much fun!!!
Can't wait until they get here so I can get started!!!


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Do you remember what all came with them? I know the weights do, but I was so excited that I forgot what all there is laugh


The one I bought has:
Zumba® Fitness Basics
Zumba® Fitness 20-Minute Express
Zumba® Fitness Sculpt & Tone
Zumba® Fitness Cardio Party
Zumba® Fitness Total Body Transformation Guide

PLUS
Two Zumba® Fitness Toning Sticks
Zumba® Fitness LIVE! Workout
Zumba® Fitness Flat Abs Workout

Very very excited. I'd seen it advertised before and decided to go for it because it looks amazing!!! happy


Yep! That's what I ordered also.
April 22, 2010 2:49 PM
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I just get so excited when I see all the positive feedback about Zumba. I am a Zumba Instructor!!! It is a great workout program and since it is so much fun you dont even feel that you are exercising!! About the amount of calories you burn, it all depends on the intensity, weight of the person, etc etc. So it can vary...

Nellie, anyone should be able to follow a class with no problem. It has to do a lot with the instructor, he/she should teach modifications and try to make it easier for those who are having trouble following some steps. I always tell my students not too worry much about the steps but to keep moving and do their own style to get the cardio benefit of it. And HAVE FUN!!!

Zumba Love!!! flowerforyou



Well I certainly hope I'll be able to do it or atleast get some benefit out of it as I have asthma and emphysema. I get short winded after a few minutes. I can't hardly make it 15 min of regular dancing with the stereo on.
April 22, 2010 3:17 PM
Hello all you Zumba Lovers! I go to Zumba 3 times a week and think its a great form of cardio, its so much fun that it doesn't feel toooo much like hard exercise laugh i'm sure it certainly helps burn up some calories at the same time.
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April 23, 2010 1:27 PM
I was kinda wishing that they would come today!!! I've also found a class in my area that starts on the 12th May. I'm thinking a couple of weeks of the DVD's and then I might not be so nervous about doing the class. I'll need to round up some of my friends!!!

Can't wait for they DVD's to come!!! heart
  25340
April 23, 2010 3:00 PM
donna56, since you are going to be using dvd's it will be much easier for you to pace yourself and do the best you can. I am guessing you are on medication for your condition. Start slow but be consistent and you will be able to "train" your lungs and build your endurance. The main thing is not to give up and stay positive.

eclairuk, don't be nervous about attending a Zumba class. Most instructors are very welcoming and encouraging. You will love it!!! If there are any steps you cant follow just smile and keep moving at your pace and your style. I had a new student the other day who said she was nervous and she did great!!! And she came back to my next class!!!!

Zumba Love!! flowerforyou
April 27, 2010 5:13 PM
YAY I'm going to my first Zumba class tomorrow and am so excited!! I love everyones positive feedback on the classes. I struggle to excercise 60mins straight from boredom, and things getting to repetitive so this Zumba class will hopefully kick my butt.

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