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Zumba and My Heart Rate Monitor

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today I got my heart rate monitor in the mail. I was so excited to be able to find out how many calories it would say I burned doing my Zumba class. So after playing around with it to figure out how to set it, I put it on and went to my class. I have generally used the High Impact Aerobics for 60 minutes to calculate my calories when I take a class. It is usually 350 or so calories burned. My heart rate monitor showed that I had burned 514 calories. emoticon I couldn't believe it. I had heard you could burn 500 or more calories doing Zumba. I plan to keep wearing the monitor and to track my walking calories and other exercises to see what I burn.

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FITSPIRATION 1/5/2011 11:37PM

  I came across your page on a google search for Zumba and heart rate monitor! I used my HRM today for the first time and was really impressed with the results and happy to make a new SP friend!

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HONEYBEAR06 8/31/2010 6:30PM

    Zumba blog drew my attention--We are going to have Zumba at our Curves starting November. I looked it up on line and you can burn 1000 cal an hour.


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JOKNOWS 4/30/2010 10:03PM

    emoticon emoticon job! Zumba sounds exciting and its obviously great exercise!

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PHEBESS 4/30/2010 5:44PM

    Good going!!!!!!! And wow, I think I need to find a Zumba class here!

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LIQUEURLADY 4/30/2010 10:41AM

    Good fun! and lots of calories gone as well! Now I'll have to look at what I'd been tracking mine as (low impact aerobics I think)

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ILOVEROSES 4/30/2010 6:29AM

    WOW! 514 cal burned in an hour having fun! emoticon emoticon

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JUST_TRI_IT 4/30/2010 1:57AM

    Sounds like a WIN-WIN!!!

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FBONNER1 4/29/2010 11:56PM

    I would love to get a monitor to track how much I am burning in Zumba too..Did u get it for a good price? Keep up the good work:)

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AIDELADE27 4/29/2010 11:54PM

    I heard that with Zumba you could burn lots of calories. Where did you get your HRM? I was thinking about purchasing one for myself, but I don't know any good cheap ones.

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CLAVINOVA 4/29/2010 11:27PM

    I believe it! I know how I feel after each song in Zumba and I know I am burning as many calories as my body can! I don't have a heart rate monitor so I haven't checked but it's even more fun doing the class when you know for sure that you're burning that many calories. Planning on going tomorrow morning for 8:30 AM class. Have a great weekend!

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NUMBRSLADY4U2 4/29/2010 11:15PM

    thats so interesting i was thinking of taking a class great to know u can burn a lot of calories emoticon

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29ANDHOLDINGON 4/29/2010 11:12PM

    Nice work! Not bad for an hour of fun!

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