30-Minute Latin Spice Walking Workout


By: , – Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
10/7/2013 6:00 AM   :  47 comments   :  36,918 Views

Walking workouts are convenient, easy to do, and so great for your health (and your waistline!). But walking indoors can get a little repetitive sometimes, and since my Mom and I both love Zumba, we thought it might be fun to infuse some of the Latin-inspired dance movements into a walking-based workout! So if you're looking for a way to spice up your walking routine, try joining us for this fun, easy to follow, low impact dance walk that's appropriate for all fitness levels.
Working on a carpeted surface? Try this workout barefoot and/or modify some of the twisting-type movements to help protect your knees. 
Come on and dance walk with us! (Be sure to watch this one all the way till the end for a little laugh!)

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About the Author
Jessica Smith is co-author of the Thin in 10 Weight Loss Plan (Sunrise River Press, 2012), and a certified wellcoach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Having started her own fitness journey more than 40 pounds ago, Jessica knows how challenging it can be to lose weight (and keep it off). Recently named one of Sharecare's Top 10 Online Influencers, she loves finding and sharing the latest info on weight loss, fitness, and healthy lifestyle habits. The star of several best-selling exercise DVDs, Jessica has over 13 years of experience in the industry, and holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Fordham University.

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  • 47
    I wish there was an "add to tracker" button for these workouts. They are so enjoyable, and I am always able to participate, even with bad knees (I make some accommodations). - 10/6/2015   4:46:15 PM
  • 46
    Spark has a "Aerobics, general, low impact (including Walk Away The Pounds)" listing in the fitness tracker. I use that listing when there isn't a "add to fitness" button. I'd use it after doing this.
    Love Jessica Smith videos! - 9/29/2015   7:33:48 AM
  • 45
    I agree with some commenters that ask for the ability to track these. It's frustrating when SP posts a video (even if it's not one of theirs) and leaves us on our own for tracking it, and basically making something up. But to the person who asks "What's the point if I can't track it?" Fitness. Fitness is the point. - 9/26/2015   12:04:32 PM
  • 44
    Love it. Only lasted 10:30 min of it but I am not giving up. Crying cause I couldn't finish it but..not giving up! Would like to add to tracker. - 9/9/2015   4:41:43 PM
  • 43
    Love the Mom and daughter duo! Loved the combinations and that I could do this! - 9/2/2015   1:34:52 PM
  • 42
    If you can't add it to your tracker... what's the point? I was looking for something to do that I could easily add to my tracker... - 8/27/2015   7:53:40 AM
    Loved you included your Mom! Loved the workout! - 3/3/2015   11:34:45 AM
  • 40
    Loved it! But I'm like the rest, would like to know how many calories I burned so I could put it into my fitness tracker. For now, I'm going to add it as Low Impact Aerobics. Looking forward to more videos!
    Have to edit this comment - I have the SPAT and when I went to enter in my fitness manually, the SPAT had already calculated a Run/Walk Event for 30 minutes!! So, I guess if you have the SPAT, you don't have to worry about how many calories burned, it will do it for you. One more reason (beside the price right now) to order your SPAT. - 10/28/2014   5:38:32 PM
  • 39
    Where is the video? - 10/27/2014   11:29:41 PM
  • 38
    Loved it, but couldn't do all of it.. Had to march in place during some of it... Bad knees and really out of shape! Great one though...I've put it in my favs..and will do it again tomorrow! LOVE ZUMBA!!! - 8/13/2014   9:38:51 AM
  • LINMAR2004
    Loved it but can't do it again unless I know calories burned. I earn each one of those buggers! ty - 4/23/2014   7:22:20 AM
  • LINMAR2004
    Is there a way to add this to fitness tracker? How many calories please?
    - 4/23/2014   7:21:20 AM
  • 35
    That was the exact thing I needed today. Thank you! - 3/22/2014   5:56:57 PM
  • 34
    I loved this workout, but I'm disappointed that I can't add it to my fitness tracker. I did use my Fitbit, so will have the calories burned added, but it would be good if every video featured on SP related to fitness could be added to the tracker.... pretty please? - 2/8/2014   5:28:49 AM
    great workout how many miles and calor burn - 2/1/2014   1:49:33 PM
  • 32
    Tried this and I think I did Fair. It will definitely be one that I try again soon!! I am No Good at Dancing, my Body just doesn't move that way, LOL!! But I can do most of her Walking and just Fake the Dance Moves, LOL!! - 11/30/2013   7:25:25 PM
  • 31
    Really enjoyed this! Not too hard so I can't talk myself out of doing it! :) I tracked this as "low impact aerobics" for 32 minutes. - 11/12/2013   1:44:40 PM
  • 30
    The twisty stuff wasn't easy for me, but I liked it! Definately going to try out her other workouts. - 10/15/2013   10:26:07 PM
    Will do that next week with my other exercise. - 10/12/2013   7:22:00 PM
  • 28
    I love it! I might actually be able to do that. - 10/11/2013   10:34:20 PM
    this is FUN! make sure I do this one again ;-) - 10/10/2013   2:20:06 PM
    I actually enjoyed this! I just wish there was an easy way to track it. - 10/10/2013   1:35:46 PM
  • 25
    This is going to be FUNNNN! I like something different and jazzy. Thans for sharing! :) - 10/10/2013   12:19:14 AM
    Loved this video and look forward to seeing your new walking workouts soon! - 10/8/2013   7:49:17 PM
  • 23
    Looks more fun than some of the walking videos I've done. - 10/8/2013   5:27:50 PM
    This looks like fun! I saved it so I can try it sometime. - 10/8/2013   9:04:30 AM
  • 21
    Have done two of Jessica's workouts. Like them & can follow them. i like Jessica & her energy. Love to see Peanut. WAY TO GO , MOM !!!
    So nice to see her supporting her daughter, keeping up & showing we can stay fit at any age. I walk with my mom, too.
    In the dvd's I'd like to have a work harder option during some intervals to get that big boost in between sets.
    Thanks for sharing this with us ! - 10/8/2013   5:19:13 AM
  • 20
    Looks good
    - 10/7/2013   10:53:44 PM
  • 19
    turn it up at the little speaker by the timer. - 10/7/2013   10:09:54 PM
  • 18
    Same thing happened to me and for some reason it tripped the sound of my laptop. I noticed the speaker on the bottom right of my screen was muted. If you click on your main speaker icon on the bottom it might help. - 10/7/2013   9:44:29 PM
  • 17
    Couldn't get the sound to work. Would love to do this, however, it would help to hear it. - 10/7/2013   9:40:43 PM
  • 16
    I couldn't get the sound to work. - 10/7/2013   9:28:38 PM
  • 15
    Why can't I hear this? It seems like it's muted and won't un-mute (if that's a word)

    - 10/7/2013   9:05:00 PM
  • 14
    Good workout, didn't expect to sweat like I did. Thanks Jessica - 10/7/2013   8:27:29 PM
    The video never came up. I only have access via my phone. :( - 10/7/2013   7:34:47 PM
  • 12
    Does anyone know how to add this Video to our Exercise tracker. I did the video and loved it and would like to do it again this week. HELP!!! - 10/7/2013   6:00:44 PM
  • 11
    Just finished this workout...LOVED IT! Did it in 10 minute intervals while I was home with the kids. When they were busy playing I'd squeeze in 10 min or so. Loved the fact that it was easy to follow. Will definitely do this one again!! - 10/7/2013   5:35:09 PM
  • 10
    Yeah, how many calories, is it possible to put up a chart where we can check out our weight and then cross reference to get a range of calories burned... I always do WATP with Leslie Sansone, this was a little more challenge (well, I didn't know what to expect and did it in my jeans!) but I did like it... Bravo for sharing on uTube for FREE.... - 10/7/2013   4:29:54 PM
  • 9
    Ahhh I thought this was a 10 minute video so I started on it to squeeze in a workout before my kid comes home from school. Then I realize it was actually 30 minutes! Even better yet - I'll just bookmark this for working out later. I have carpeted floors on cement ground so after 10 minutes, I was feeling it in my shins. I will try this on my rebounder (will have to modify the steps because I won't have space for the four full steps backwards and forward...).
    - 10/7/2013   4:29:09 PM
  • 8
    Loved it!! Awesome 30 min Cardio!! Does anyone know how to put it on our Exercise tracker???
    - 10/7/2013   12:19:03 PM
  • 7
    I LOVE this! Can't wait to try it out - 10/7/2013   11:15:26 AM
  • 6
    This is one of my fav workouts! Love Jessica Smith ... - 10/7/2013   11:02:01 AM
  • 5
    Thanks for posting these walking videos. I love doing indoor walking and appreciate finding programs that add variety. - 10/7/2013   9:17:36 AM
  • 4
    I following Jessica's youtube channel and haver her walking dvd. Although great workouts, I find the music annoying and loud. Peanut is cute though! - 10/7/2013   7:42:00 AM
  • 3
    LOVE IT!!! how many calories does this exercise burn?
    - 10/7/2013   1:43:01 AM
  • 2
    LOVE IT!!! how many calories does this exercise burn?
    - 10/7/2013   1:43:01 AM
  • 1
    LOVE IT!!! how many calories does this exercise burn?
    - 10/7/2013   1:43:00 AM

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