The only time I have done Zumba was classes on a cruise. It wasn't all Latin, quite a few other genre's. I didn't realize Zumba was supposed to be only Latin. I enjoyed it a lot; probably it was easier than 'real' Zumba, but it didn't seem easy.
I used to have Richard Simmons tapes; might still somewhere. I have some other old VHS tapes that are called 'Sweating to the Oldies' or something like that that are fun.
I did see the Zumba set you mentioned on Amazon, just thought it was a big investment when I'm not sure I'll like it.
4/25/13 11:21 P
Thank you for the information. I appreciate it. I have had Richard Simmons sweatin to the oldies for 20 years! It is a VHS. love it because of the people in the video. The tapes are so worn it is difficult and they just are not doing anything for me anymore. I am going to try the zumba. Thank you Laurie
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Zumba for the Wii is one I do not recommend at all. I bought it after falling in love with the DVDs but ended up trading it back in because it just would not register my moves and just was not fun.
As for DVDs I would try the Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD Set off of Amazon. It is $75 but has 7 different DVDs and comes with the toning sticks that I use for more than just their DVDs.
If you are looking for something besides Latin songs you will have to look elsewhere because that is what Zumba is all about. I would suggest trying Richard Simmons DVD called Sweatin' to the Oldies. It is fun and has people in the class that are not a size 0.
I love my Zumba DVD set. It seems to be the best one they have come out with and I try to do it at least once a week in combination with my DDR and Wii Sports. Lots of fun and for the first few days you can use the step by step DVD to learn the moves. Just remember - you don't have to keep up step by step with them. If you can't master a move or aren't able to do it, either they will offer a modification or you can come up with your own. It's all about moving and having fun!
Edited by: SELENITYLUNARE at: 4/25/2013 (23:09)
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I'm looking for this too. I can't find any in the stores and online the only ones with very good ratings either seem to be all Latin (I'd like a variety, or oldies) or be in huge sets that cost $80 or more.
If you have WII, I have the zumba for it, and love it!!! It even tells you if you are doing it right :) I would check it out if you do have WII
4/24/13 10:34 P
My gym does not offer Zumba classes and I have heard it is great for losing weight and toning muscles. Would like to try it at home. Any suggestions on a fun, energetic Zumba dvd I can purchase. Thank you Laurie
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