I started zumba a year and a half ago. I started with the Wii, Zumba 2. It has a "learn the steps" option. I went through all the steps but didn't get them all right. Then I decided it would be more fun learning as I'm doing the routines. So I started with individual songs, doing 2-3 a day. then I jumped into the 20 min routines and gradually worked my way up from low intensity to high intensity, and all the way up to 1 hr routines. When I started I wasn't that great at doing it and could hardly keep up. I had to make modifications, working slower, only doing leg movements - no arms, no jumping and just taking breaks when I needed to. Gradually I was able to pretty much keep up with all the movements but it took over a year to get there. I'm pretty good at zumba now and I also have the 7-set DVDs. (there is a "step by step DVD to learn the moves as well as a 'verbal cues" mode.) I've lost about 30 lbs since I stared zumba and that helped my "skill level" a lot too.
And by the way, if anyone thinks they're too old, I started zumba just before my 61st birthday.
I love zumba!
Giving up is not an option.
| Pounds lost: 48.2