"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you." ---Heidi Johnson
(:-)Cyndi G Penscaola, FL
2/1/13 4:18 P
I just started Zumba 2 weeks ago... i'm DEFINITELY starting to love it. I agree though, some of the steps are confusing to say the least, but I found that after watching a zumba dvd a friend has and now actually participating in Zumba classes... the classes seem to be a little more friendly toward uncoordinated people like myself. Whenever the instructor does moves that I can't seem to get down I just do modified versions that still keep me moving. :)
Thanks for the tips! I was worried about that. I will be starting Zumba next week and I heard the recommended instructor at the gym has a lot of footwork in her routines. I'm not a great dancer, but I will try and keep up.
Fitness Minutes: (44,342)
4,276 1/31/13 9:07 P
Here are a couple of tips that might help you progress.
1. Don't feel you have to do each step perfectly 2. Don't feel you have to do an entire routine each time
Feel free to modify a step and/or take a little breather (by just walking in place) if you need to. The important thing is that you are moving -- and hopefully, learning to enjoy the dancing. As you "practice and learn," you work muscles and burn calories -- even if you are not doing the routine perfectly. As you practice, you will get better at it as you get stronger and more fit.
I'm a terrible dancer ... but I have been happy with my Zumba DVD's. Good luck to you!
"Aim for progression, not perfection." -- SP Coach Nancy
"There is hope for me. There is hope for all of us." -- llou
1/31/13 3:00 P
I love it! The music is great and I feel wonderful when I am done!
Zumba is really fun, I have been doing it for a year now and some steps still confuse me but I dont care it gives me a great workout!
Fitness Minutes: (515)
1/31/13 10:55 A
Man, I got Zumba DVD's and have been trying to do them twice every week for the last three weeks I am doing the "learning the steps" dvd and it is kicking my butt. I tried the regular dance dvd and couldn't keep up. I love it though and will keep trying. I at least am able to finish the whole dvd now. I always thought I had rhythm and could dance. Yeah right now I know what DWTS go through.
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