SparkPeople Zumba Fitness For Life!!! Team Messageboard This team is for anyone who loves Zumba, is curious about Zumba or is just looking to party off the pounds!!! Is that you? Come on! Join us! :-) Everyone is welcome!! SparkPeople Zumba Fitness For Life!!! Team Messageboard Zumba For Life Check In Curious to who still going Zumba strong...let us know by checking in here! Also, I'm brainstorming ideas for a new challenge and gonna renew the last one but wanna hear your suggestions too! Hope everyone holiday was good! Have a wonderful day and new year :) Thu, 7 Jan 2016 15:47:18 EST I JUST POST...TO SAY... HELLO :) And... <em>524</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> You are <em>345</em> and <em>243</em> <em>253</em> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:27:22 EST Tried Zumba Core (Xbox) Yet?! Share your thoughts! I love Zumba...but was introduce by playing the game first (Xbox Kinect)!!! <BR> <BR> Playing the game has helped me actually complete my first live class this year (Will share my experience in another post-Remind me if you don't busy I might have forgot lol) <BR> <BR> ...So the XBOX game is sooo <em>345</em> ! What about you?! What is your experience with Zumba Core for the Xbox Kinect?! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:17:41 EST NEW 2016 ZUMBA CHALLENGE- #Zumba92 <em>220</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>249</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This 2016 challenge will be called #Zumba92 and is for the entire year!!! Each week there will be a chance to receive some Spark Goodies and at the end of the challenge (year) one participant will receive a Luxury SparkGoodie :) <em>244</em> ! <BR> <BR> Declare your Zumba related activity you will do for the challenge, setting your goal(s) for that activity. It’s that simple. It can be whatever you ... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 03:06:42 EST I'm Melissa! Hello! I love Zumba, but haven't done it in a while. I am ready and excited to get started back with my "game." Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:28:40 EST New to Zumba I am really new to Zumba, plan on getting the Wii Zumba next month. <BR> I been here on Spark People on and off. <BR> I am creating a new me along the way and so far I fixed and closed my past. and lost 19 pounds in two months thanks to all my Spark friends and the tools I have learned. <BR> <BR> Now that fall and winter is coming I need to find a indoor active and I keep seeing Zumba so I am looking into this. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:05:03 EST Zumba World Party? What is everyone thinking about Zumba World Party? how does it compare to Zumba 2 and Zumba core? I really want to get once I reach my short time goal!!! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:33:13 EST Hello Hi, I got the Zumba Core for Christmas and so far I love it. My biggest short falling is doing it on a regular basis. I will do it for two days and then not for another week. I am hoping having a community to check into and other people to check in with will keep me on track. Hope to start a new life habit :). Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:20:16 EST To the new members: To SCULPTUREDBEAUT, and other new members: please be aware that when you start this site, most of your pages will be set so the security is so high that we can not see your page, we can not send you friend request or see that you sent us any, or send you spark goodies, until you make changes to your settings. All we can do is see if you posted in here, and if so then click to reply to your post, or click to send you a personal msg from your post. <BR> <BR> If you so choose to change your s... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:56:45 EST Is the Wii very effective? Hello wonderful community, <BR> <BR> do you find that the wii is very effective in loosing weight? <BR> <BR> Thank you for your time Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:30:19 EST Zumba Fitness World Party is finally available! The new Zumba Fitness Game is now available!!! I'm picking up my copy at Best Buy tomorrow!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Be sure to go pick up your copy!!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:40:27 EST My eBook is now on!!! Hey Everybody!! <BR> <BR> My eBook has officially been released on Amazon!! It will be FREE to download and read for 5 days (10/28-11/1)!!! Please take some time to read it, review it on Amazon and pass the word along to someone else! You can view the book here: <link><BR>Relationship-encouragement-ebook/dp/B0<BR>0G8ONXRE/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=<BR>1383012044&sr=8-2-fkmr2&keywords=sassy<BR>+saved+single+girls+guide </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:09:55 EST Just joined team Zumba from Michigan Had an awesome burn on my first day. Looking forward to my Zumba burn every weekend!! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:22:08 EST Helloooo all the way from TX!!! <em>524</em> Heeeyyyyy everybody!!! I just wanted to introduce myself and hopefully get some adds from people that are dedicated and on SP pretty regularly! I live in the San Antonio area and I'm ready for fat-loss! I have Zumba Core on Wii and i love love love it!!! Feel free to add me and let's motivate each other! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:57:21 EST Hi I am new to the team Hi, I am new to the team. I have the Zumba Core and loved it, but doctor's orders I can't use it right now due to an injury, but as soon as I can I will get back to it. I am a co-leader of another group, and I belong to several groups, so I can not always be really active in them all, but I do try to keep up with at least the personal msgs to me. So feel free to send me friend invites, the more the merrier I think. All my best to you all always. <em>334</em> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 05:27:19 EST New to the Zumba team. . . Hola!! Thank you for the warm welcome. Totally excited about being on this team my name is Carmen Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:25:29 EST How many calories did you burn today?! We've been keeping track of our daily workouts, but how many calories did you burn today?! <BR> I use a heart rate monitor for all my workouts, so generally I know how many calories I dance off! Share here.... <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 00:16:07 EST What does your username mean? I've been wondering about a lot of your sparknames for quite some time now...SO....I thought I would give anyone on the team....who would like to....the opportunity to share the story behind your sparkname!!! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> So, I guess I'm first.... <BR> <BR> My sparkname "RINGSTWO"...I've used this name for most of my web accounts. I started using it when I got both "my girls" pierced about six years ago!! Hence the name RINGS (actually barbells) TWO (... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 00:11:33 EST A-Z...things to do instead of eating Aerobics Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:57:16 EST 5,000 Zumba Mins by the end of Aug! Let's Do it!!! I did 60 minutes of Zumba Core! <BR> <BR> Next person, add your minutes to mine and each subsequent person can add their Zumba minutes (or whatever dance game) as they accumulate!! <BR> <BR> Let's shoot for 5,000 Zumba minutes by the end of August!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>236</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 01:08:52 EST Zumba Core for Wii I was just wondering how different the songs/movements are between Zumba 2 and Zumba Core. I have Zumba 2 for the Wii and I am thinking of getting Zumba Core for some new songs and different movements. Thanks! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:57:57 EST Team Goal Ideas!!! Hey Team!!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get some insight about our team goals! I really just want to know if these are working for you....are they goals you actually track? <BR> <BR> RIGHT NOW OUR TEAM GOALS ARE: <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> At least 30 mins of a Zumba Fitness game 1 workout 7 times per week <BR> Squat 10 squats 3 times per week <BR> Welcome 1 new member on the Introduce Yourself forum 2 times per week ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:48:19 EST Post YOUR Inspirations Here If you have an inspirational/motivational story, message or tidbit you can post it here for the members!! We all have our days when we need to be encouraged and lifted up!! Feel free to post here!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:08:09 EST What Do You Wear When You Zumba? Heyyyy everyone! Hope its been a great week for you all. I'm currently in need of a new pair of shoes to dance/Zumba in, but I always seem to have difficulty finding shoes to fit my wide feet. So this brings a question to mind: what do you wear when you Zumba? Do you dance barefoot, running shoes, dance shoes, socks only? And what type of surface do you usually dance on? <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I have carpeting in my living room, so this always poses a challenge - I wish I had hardwoo... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 02:36:48 EST JULY CHALLENGE! Red, White & ZUMBA! Hey team!! <BR> <BR> A few of us have started a new Zumba Challenge....a 71 day challenge on our game systems!! I'll be using the newer game, Zumba Fitness Core, but will also use Zumba 2 some days! Use whatever game that works for you!!! <BR> <BR> If you're interested we'll be tracking our progress on this forum! I'm gong to try to post daily, but you can do every other day, or weekly...whatever is convenient! <BR> <BR> Feel free to join in!! <BR> <BR> Let's dance the pounds off!! ZUM... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:10:36 EST Is the weight on your drivers license correct? So....I was with my mom when she had to get a new driver's license....I almost died cracking up b/c she completely...outright lied about her weight!! Which makes me the weight on your drivers license correct?! <BR> <BR> Is weight is a lot skinnier on my drivers license!!! <BR> <em>230</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:24:33 EST New to the team! LOVE Zumba! Well hello all! My name is Vicky and Im 40 yrs young. I have 2 kids, and I'm trying to get healthier. It's been a slow battle but I'm getting there. I am loving Zumba. I have not the best knees so high impact aerobics are NOT good for me. I love doing dancing type workouts because they are not hard on my knees. I got the zumba dvd's and I really liked them. I could see though how I might get bored so I got some of the games. This way I can get a different workout and not be bored. LOVE THEM! ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:49:14 EST OFF TOPIC: The Squatty Potty Please tell me someone else has seen this infomercial.......disturbing and funny!!! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> What other crazy things have you seen on TV?! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:49:08 EST Join the Party! What's your favorite Zumba song? It's really hard for me to pick just one song...hmmmm some of my favorites are... <BR> "Jhoom", "Vamos Pa La Pista" and "Suave (Kiss Me)" from the Zumba Fitness Core game <BR> and "Caipirinha", "I know you like it" and "Pause" from Zumba Fitness 2! <BR> <BR> Honestly, I LOVE em all!!! <BR> <BR> KEEP CALM AND DANCE THOSE CALORIES OFF <em>244</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:25:13 EST How many times have you come back?! This is my eighth time back on Sparkpeople.Oddly enough, I know everyday while I'm away that I should be logging on but use the excuse that I'm too busy too! <BR> <BR> I stop the excuses and get back to what works for me and now being a team leader....I'm even more encouraged find motivation here and motivate others..... <BR> <BR> So, how many times have you come and gone? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:14:43 EST Emoticon your mood today!! Emoticon your mood are you feeling?! <BR> Seen this in a few other groups....thought it would be fun!!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:02:10 EST Joining the team of leaders!! Introduce myself!!! Just want to introduce myself!!!! <BR> <BR> I submitted the request to be a team leader, since one of the leaders had become inactive and apparently I was approved!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm Dee!! I feel like I've been on a diet for most of my life, but over the past few years have figured out the best way for me to lose weight...although I'll sometime gain and then lose again. However, the best part of my journey has been using my Wii system...especially the Zumba Fitness games. <BR> <BR> Hopefu... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:50:20 EST New Zumba Game "Zumba Fitness World Party" Anyone else excited about the new Zumba game for Wii coming out in October!!! <BR> I can't wait!!! <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:41:17 EST Zumba on PS3 I just got Zumba for the PS3. I plan on getting it set up this week. (Wish I wasn't sick to my stomach right now or I would be setting it up now <em>24</em> ) Looking for friends to zumba with! PM me with you PS3 name Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:33:26 EST Hi, new to Zumba 2 Wii My Fiance bought me the Wii and Zumba Fitness 2 for it! I am so excited! I just started Sparkpeople about a week ago and I am so happy that i can start working out at home. However I am so out of shape that i tried it today for only one song and my legs hurt! I will definitely have to work up to being able to Zumba for an hour. I would like to do Zumba for an hour everyday if i can. Anyone think that is to much? Have any of you had success with Zumba 2 and losing weight? Any tips or tricks? T... Mon, 20 May 2013 02:13:03 EST Advice on best Zumba WII pkg to buy Looking for advice for the best Zumba WII product to buy and work out with. Love to hear from you. Thanks! Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:56:06 EST April Challenge Just wondering how many people would be interested in doing a challenge next month. I love Zumba on the Wii and want to bring daily activity back to this group, not just for myself as motivation, but for everyone who needs the daily accountability. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:49:59 EST Trying out, looking for some tips. I'm back on spark and down 34 lbs. My husband got me Zumba for the xbox for christmas and I have tried it.... and I feel like a total fool doing this work out! Tell me I'm not alone??? I also wonder if it effects the game if you are in a limited space. I don't have a lot of room to move and it's seems like it will be difficult to complete the routines. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:54:59 EST Hello, New To This Team Hello everyone!!! I am new to this team and was wondering which Zumba version you all play? I play Zumba fitness rush for kinect. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:54:11 EST Zumba Gold name is Cheryl. I'm 65 and still working. I'm interested in Zumba and have been told that Zumba Gold is the place for me to start. I have the 3 DVD set but haven't started on it yet. I've been doing Wii's Walk It Out as an exercise starting point. <BR> <BR> I do have Zumba for my Wii but am not sure that is a good place for an "old" lady to start Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:31:35 EST Love Wii Zumba Fitness 2 Hi My name is Michael. I really enjoy dancing with a passion. This Christmas I asked for the wii cd for Christmas and loving it. I love the dancing and how many calories I am burning doing it. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 25 pounds, which I have 10 so far. Zumba is a key part to my success so far. <BR> <BR> In addition, I have joined a Zumba class. An interesting observation, I seem to burn more calories on the wii than in class. Perhaps because trying to keep 30 people on tract may... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 23:18:03 EST New to team, with a question? Hi folks! I just got Zumba 2 for Wii and tried it out this a.m., and I love it! <BR> <BR> Question: After I'd worked about 20 min, i was out of time and had to get ready for work. When I went to stats to see how many minutes I'd says nothing, and appears to record only in hours? Is this right - you can only track hours on the game itself? I mean, I knew how many minutes I did it and I can track it, I'm just curious. <BR> <BR> Really enjoyed it, looking forward to the weekend wh... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:36:44 EST January Challenge New Year, New You! <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in starting a new challenge? <BR> <BR> Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> Please set your individual goals (ie. minutes per week) and update accordingly. Let us know if those minutes were from Zumba or any other fitness activities you are currently participating in. <BR> <BR> The top three people will be awarded with a SparkPeople Goodie! Of course the person with the most Zumba minutes will also win a SparkPeople Goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:05:48 EST I'm back and excited to see Zumba here! I have been a member of Sparks for a long time, but after recently turning 40 and realizing that I now weigh more than ever before, I am ready to do what I can to get rid of about 15 pounds. I'm excited to see there is now a Zumba group and I am anxious to get motivated. I have the first 2 Zumba games for the Wii and attended some in person classes early this spring, but lost my motivation and have really slacked off. Motivate me, please!! :-) Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:35:49 EST Trying this out My name is Shala and I'm 21 and I feel really over weight I'm working on it but it is a slow process. I am trying out zumba to help me lose weight. It isn't my only form of exercise but I am trying to see if it helps. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:43:40 EST Zumba Fitness Core Kinect Has anyone else purchased Zumba Fitness Core? It's way more intense than Zumba Fitness Rush. And I hate the Russian song! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:52:54 EST October Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> Please set your individual goals (ie. minutes per week) and update accordingly. Let us know if those minutes were from Zumba or any other fitness activities you are currently participating in. <BR> <BR> The top three people will be awarded with a SparkPeople Goodie! Of course the person with the most Zumba minutes will also win a SparkPeople Goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 12:28:11 EST oops... I posted this on the wrong thread.....geez.....oh introduced twice! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello all, <BR> My name is Dee and I have been with SparkPeople since 2006 and still hang out once in a while. But now that I have found a TEAM that loves Zumba I will be back more often! I have 20 more pounds to go till I reach my goal of 150 and this game is wonderful and sure to help! I got it for Christmas 2011 and have been doing it about 3 times a week since. So much fun!! Still lookin for 5 ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:56:54 EST Love my Zumba2!!! Hello all, <BR> My name is Dee and I have been with SparkPeople since 2006 and still hang out once in a while. But now that I have found a TEAM that loves Zumba I will be back more often! I have 20 more pounds to go till I reach my goal of 150 and this game is wonderful and sure to help! I got it for Christmas 2011 and have been doing it about 3 times a week since. So much fun!! Still lookin for 5 stars on a few songs but I'll get there!! <BR> I'll be back soon!! <em>354</em> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:37:59 EST Just started back with Zumba Hello! My name is Ally. I stopped my Zumba workout when my hubby and I found out we were miscarrying with our 2nd baby. It's been a year since then and I have recently lost 20 lbs with the HG3 program though my wellness clinic doctor. I have another 30 to go until I am to my average weight. I am really excited and pumped to reach my goal. I have been doing Zumba for over a week now. <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:12:49 EST Impatiently awaiting my copy of Zumba Rush I'm hoping it arrives tomorrow! I'm Bren and reluctantly took a zumba class last month with my sister and a friend....and secretly loved it! I wont say that in front of my sister and friend though,since I complained the whole 6 weeks of class <em>246</em> In my defense...they didn't show for many classes and I was by myself.Anyways,I tried the demo on kinect and loved it,so ordered it from Amazon.It should get here soon <em>224</em> Can't wait! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 17:25:16 EST July Challenge Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> Please set your individual goals (ie. minutes per week) and update accordingly. Let us know if those minutes were from Zumba or any other fitness activities you are currently participating in. <BR> <BR> The top three people will be awarded with a SparkPeople Goodie! Of course the person with the most Zumba minutes will also win a SparkPeople Goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:41:45 EST Finding the right routines!! there are so many awesome routines to choose from using zumba kinect...which ones target abs and buttocks? Fri, 25 May 2012 10:34:55 EST New to Zumba Hello everybody! I just bought Zumba Rush for my Xbox Kinect. I'm so excited to get started with it. I'm on a mission to lose weight. Not just by numbers, but by health and fitness. I'm hoping Zumba will help me with that. Wed, 16 May 2012 15:52:23 EST New, Zumba Loving College Girl Hi everyone! I'm Bethany and I'm new to this forum and I just started doing Zumba! I'm currently doing Zumba 2 on Wii and I really love it. It's currently my summer vacation so I decided that I want to shed some excess finals/college weight and be toned and healthy for this next year! I used to run five times a week but I really didn't like it so after a while I dropped it. Zumba helps me get in shape, have fun and this program really helps me learn a few things since I plan on joining a danc... Tue, 15 May 2012 14:41:47 EST Your favourite Medium Intensity Short Class - Z2? So I think I have the two Low Intensity Short Classes conquered, and I'm considering moving to a medium intensity class. Anyone have a suggestion on a favourite for someone who's still really a newbie at Zumba2? Mon, 7 May 2012 12:53:36 EST Surprised myself! I just realized this morning, that (assuming I Zumba tomorrow) I will have Zumba'd 3 times a week for a month! I'm not famous for being that consistent. The whole thing snuck up on me, so I must be having fun. Fri, 4 May 2012 11:12:23 EST May Challenge Can we do it? Yes we can! <BR> <BR> Please set your individual goals (ie. minutes per week) and update accordingly. Log your Zumba minutes and/or any other fitness activities you are currently participating in. <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can hit 10,000 fitness minutes as a group in May! Wed, 2 May 2012 10:02:08 EST Having a great time with Zumba fitness 2 Hi all. My name is Auriel. I'm a working mother of two and a part time student. As you can imagine, things can be a handful and as a result I've put myself on the backburner. I used to make the excuse that I don't have a sitter or the time to be able to go to the gym, etc, etc. With Zumbe Fitness I'm having a great time dancing in my home at my own convenience and there are no more excuses. My little ones even join in once in a while and we have a PARTY! I actually look forward to work... Tue, 1 May 2012 09:59:10 EST Zumba My Way to 160 Hello Everyone, My name is Gina. I am a wife, a mother, and a business owner. I am on a journey to lose 150 pounds. So far, I have lost 12.4 pounds in six weeks. I have just started using Wii Zumba 2 this week. So, I am learning the steps. It's exhausting but regardless of how tired I am, how I may look trying to keep up even on low intensity, I keep moving. <BR> <BR> For my -50 pound loss, I am going to buy myself Zumba Fitness Party on the Go Exhilarate Workout Set. By then, I should be m... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:59:48 EST Wii Zumba 2 Calories I just started doing the Wii Zumba Dance 2. I've been doing the short low intensity dance. One ran 17 minutes, and one ran 20 minutes, and both said I burned 401 calories. Will I always burn 401 calories as long as I am doing low intensity? Will it change the faster I move or the more accurate I get with the moves? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Gina <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:19:21 EST Hi. Class me as a senior hippy :D When I could still be classed as "twenty something" I did various aerobics classes, jazzercise (blast from the past), yoga, and so forth. As the decades passed and life got busier, those activities fell by the wayside. Formal exercise has always been intermittent for me, but if I want to lose this butt I need to shake it. I asked for and received Zumba 2 for Wii for Easter. Started out doing individual songs at low intensity, and have worked my way up to doing the short class at low inten... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:23:23 EST I'm a mom, but still "twenty-something" Hi, I'm Jacquie. I'm 23 years old with two boys, a husband, and a job as a receptionist. Needless to say, I'm quite busy. I lack motivation to work out at home, and I've found I absolutely love the gym. I'm aspiring to be a raw foodist. I really would love to find a friend to help keep me motivated. :) <BR> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:43:13 EST Zumba dvd I have Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii and love it! I was wondering if anyone has tried any zumba dvds that are not a video game. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 20:03:04 EST April Challenge Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> Please set your individual goals (ie. minutes per week) and update accordingly. Let us know if those minutes were from Zumba or any other fitness activities you are currently participating in. <BR> <BR> The top three people will be awarded with a SparkPeople Goodie! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:40:32 EST New to zumba Team Hello team!!! I am a wife, mother of three, and I love Zumba!! I recently purpchased it for the X-Box and I love it. I look forward to losing weight with you all!! Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:43:03 EST Zumba Newbie I am new to Zumba and loving it. I use the wii version several days a week. I wish I could attend a class to get some instruction on how to do the moves properly, but am unaware of any in the area I live in. I would love to get some Zumba dvd's, but don't know which ones are best for beginners. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:02:09 EST Hello fellow Zumba Lovers Hello my name is Lisa I am 29 years old and love Zumba for wii!! I hope to dance my weight off since I have fibromyalgia and can't lift weights I figure this is the best cardio there is. <BR> <BR> Lisa Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:13:08 EST How do you know you are a Zumba Fan? I figured here we can write down things that make us Zumba fans. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> I find the songs get stuck in my head and I hum them during the day. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 07:30:22 EST New to Zumba Team Hi! I didn't know this team existed until I got the invite! I got Zumba fitness 2 for the Wii a few weeks ago and I love it! My daughter and son do it too and we laugh a lot. I'm not very coordinated but it is a lot of fun, and I score better than I expect. I usually do a full class, medium intensity. The hour goes by fast and I burn a lot of calories. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:39:23 EST Zumba Lover I bought Zumba a few months ago and have been playing off and on since. Usually the off is because of sickness or being busy, but with Spark and my new schedule I have set up, I'll be Zumba-ing 6 days a week. I LOVE my Zumba. So far this is the one workout I look forward to doing. I have done many workout DVDs and while they are fun, Zumba is great. <BR> <BR> Before this new workout week I was on Intermediate. This pass week I have been doing 1 Intermediate exercise (which I like since I kn... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:43:59 EST Zumba Fitness Rush - Xbox 360 for Kinect Sunday, when Zumba Fitness Rush for Xbox 360 Kinect was release I had it pre-ordered and picked it up. I'm so pleased to have the game. I found the first Zumba Fitness to be a challenge and it was hard to keep the dancing girl green all the time. I normally had her yellow, <em>246</em> . <BR> <BR> With this new Zumba Fitness Rush I'm able to do the tutorial (Unlike the other one), and focus a lot more on the dancing. I find it really fun to play and today I played with it for a hour. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:15:17 EST New to team hello Hi. I received Wii Zumba 1 and 2 for Christmas and really enjoy them. I am also active in the Wii Dance for Fitness Group with the Just Dance series. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:39:04 EST if i have to lose 20 pounds.... If I want to lose 20 pounds in about 2 months or 2 1/2 months. How long do you think i should do Zumba? How many minutes and how much weekly? <BR> BTW i already have down the eating right thing! :) Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:52:03 EST I met Zumba Creator Beto! Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I was really excited yesterday. I had a chance to try a new class offered at Crunch called Zumba Sentao thaught by no other than Beto himself! <BR> <BR> The class is basically Zumba with the addition of a chair. It was a ton of fun and definitely a great workout. It was really nice to have the class instructed by Beto, who by the way was really funny. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:19:26 EST Yay for the Zumba SparkTeam! Hi all! I'm a 32 year old mother of three in NC that has been eyeing Zumba for quite some time. I finally broke down and bought both of the Wii Games last week, and I'm absolutely in LOVE! I didn't realize I could have this much fun while getting in such an amazing workout - and on my Wii no less! I'm so excited every morning to start working out, its unbelievable! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:01:28 EST Wii Zumba Newbie Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Have been around on sparkpeople since 2009 but lost the plot a bit over 2010 and 2011 and so nearly back to my heaviest weight. <BR> The one good thing about last year was joining a weekly pilates class at work and trying out the zumba class a couple of times. However, sometimes getting to the class was a trial or they were cancelled due to lack of numbers! <BR> <BR> I'd looked at the Zumba disk for a while and whilst buying the christmas presents decided to t... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:31:51 EST January Challenge Happy New Year!!! <BR> <BR> Let's keep the challenge going. Workout a minimum of 30 minutes with a minimum of 3x a week. Also, if you are doing anything in addition to the Zumba, feel free to post that as well. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:53:52 EST New to group old to SP! Howdy yall!! <BR> <BR> I just started doing Zumba for the Wii with my wife and enjoy it very much! Decided to see if SP had a group, and SUPRISE, they do!! <BR> <BR> A little about me, I have lost over 60lbs with Spark People and I am 2 lbs away from my final goal! It has been a journey but I wouldn't change a thing! <BR> <BR> Ive been married to my wife for almost 9 years and have two beautiful little girls 4 and 1.5. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all!! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:41:15 EST New to Zumba for Xbox Hello, I have been on SparkPeople for a while but I just got the Xbox and zumba for Christmas. I am so excited to start working out with it. I used to take Zumba classes at the gym but I can't always make it to the class. The dance moves of the Zumba game are just like the moves I used to do. I hope this team helps keep me motivated so I can achieve my weight loss goal. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 01:36:54 EST Zumba 2 on sale $24.99 FYI - Zumba 2 is on sale for $24.99 at Best Buy this week along with many other games. So if you are like me and just don't like paying full price for a game, pick a copy up. When I went to my Best Buy (Dayton, Ohio) they only had 2 copies left. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:37:31 EST New to Zumba and the Kinect! Hi! <BR> I'm not new to Sparkpeople..and in fact lost 60lbs before by being faithful to this site. <BR> Life happened and I didn't handle it so great so now I'm back where I started but that's okay because I'm also back here! :D <BR> I received a Kinect and a Zumba game excited! <BR> I must admit that the tutorial made me feel laughable smh I used to think I was a dancer but apparently I have lost all sense of rhythm lol <BR> I stopped because my family was watching and I allow... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 20:31:39 EST which calorie counter is right? So with Zumba 2 on wii, they have a calorie counter on it, so show how much you burn during a workout. However i have noticed its not the same number when i had the workout onto here. so which one is more accurate do you think? <BR> <BR> thanks. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:11:20 EST new here Hello everyone! <BR> I"m new to this board, but not zumba! I love my zumba wii!!!! <BR> looking forward to chatting with other zumba lovers and coming here for support! <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:00:36 EST how often do you Zumba? How often do you zumba? <BR> and if you do, what other workouts do you add to the mix? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:11:39 EST New to Zumba on Wii Hi, I'm Paula, and I've just started using Zumba on my Wii. I'm trying to nudge those last 10 pounds off, and the activity level this promotes is just great! <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:30:55 EST Question re: Zumba on Wii Hi, I've been using this game on the Wii for about a week and a half now. Started off as a total spaz, but now I'm slightly less so. I love the workout it gives me. I've gotten up over 600 points on the Beginner classes, but I am not sure if anything is getting "unlocked". When I exit the game (by hitting the Home button on my remote). I get a message saying unsaved data will be lost, but darned if I can tell how to save it or where it gets saved. <BR> <BR> Am I doing something wrong? ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:27:56 EST Hello from a gamer! Hey everyone! I'm so excited to join this group. I just joined the site today and I'm really looking forward to using it as a tool to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> I sadly do not officially own the game yet. It's sitting under the Christmas tree with my PS Move. But, I went a head and joined to see what everyone thinks about it and if people are seeing results with the PS3 version. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking about borrowing some Zumba DVDs to prepare myself for what's to come or maybe renting the ... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 23:01:19 EST Anyone lost any noticeable weight using this? I have to believe that I will lose weight if I keep doing this. I am doing the Zumba 2 for Wii, which I just got and am trying to do it every day. I know that people have had great results with Zumba. I used to love when I could go to the classes....has anyone tracked their weight loss and noticed anything significant using the game? <BR> <BR> Erin Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:03:24 EST Zumba 2 for Wii question I just got this and love it! The only thing I have noticed is that my technique never registers. It always says to shoot for 80% but I can not get it to go past zero. And believe me I am moving! Do you think maybe the sensor is not registering? It is registering for my other games so I don't think this is it. Anyone? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 08:06:05 EST Hi from NC! Just got the Zumba 2 for Wii yesterday and could not quit doing it! New to this group, so just wanted to say hey! Looking forward to "meeting" everyone in here. <BR> <BR> Erin Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:31:16 EST December Challenge Hello All, <BR> <BR> Let's keep the challenge going. Workout a minimum of 30 minutes with a minimum of 3x a week. Also, if you are doing anything in addition to the Zumba, feel free to post that as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2011 14:00:56 EST October Challenge Hello All, <BR> <BR> Let's keep the challenge going. Workout a minimum of 30 minutes with a minimum of 3x a week. Also, if you are doing anything in addition to the Zumba, feel free to post that as well. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 20:54:49 EST Trophies as health motivation? Who has looked at the trophies that you get on PS3 for the workouts? There are tons! I find that having those kinds of goals makes me want to get up and work out on days when I normally wouldn't. <BR> <BR> "Hey...I am one workout away from getting the ten in a row trophy. Time to go get that!" <BR> <BR> :) What about you guys? :) Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:11:00 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Jen. I have slowly lost about 100 lbs. I have been power walking, running and doing step aerobics. It's winter now, and getting too icky to go walking and running most days. When I heard about the Zumba for wii, I was very excited. I told my husband I wanted it for Christmas, but he says get it now. He's very supportive of my efforts to loose weight. So, it will be Zumba and step aerobics on days that it's too icky to go outside. Here, it rains and pours nd blows all winter. Pa... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:03:39 EST New to the Group I've had my Wii Zumba Fitness game for a few months and I just used it today. I'm trying to tone up and lose a few pounds and inches. That's all Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:14:42 EST New Here Hello everyone. I have recently started Zumba and love it. I look forward to sharing my journey. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:26:32 EST I've danced my way back on track Hey everyone, I am a returning "Sparker". While completing my MBA I lost too much time and gained too many pounds. Started Zumba"ing" again and now I'm back with my Spark family. My graduation is in February and I want to look as good as I feel. Who said the 20s are beautiful. Go for the 40s with a mind of 20 and you can't lose. <BR> <BR> Let's dance our hearts alive. My Zumba instructor does a Zumba toning with the sticks (which is new for me) and I have to say LOVE IT!!!! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:31:41 EST Zumba class vs zumba wii. So i went to my first zumba class...after a few goes on the zumba wii. I must say AMAZING!!! such a different vibe so much fun. I also find that the classes I want to impress the teacher so I pushed my self more and refused to give up. In regards to the zumba Wii i also push myself not to stop mid workout but for different reasons, i just don't want to lose out on my progress chart. <BR> <BR> (still not sure how it all works or how i can calculate calories burned...any help..any one.) <BR> ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 09:20:43 EST So I'm team member 250 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm 26yrs old mum to a 2yr old...with along way to go for my ideal weight. using the zumba wii and love it!!! <BR> only thing is i don't no what the average calories burned per 40mins on the beginners intermediate level. (just started using it) <BR> please let me know if anyone has had amazing results using it. <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 16:29:10 EST October Challenge Let's start the Fall off right with another Challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Zumba at least 3x a week with a minimum of 20 minutes. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:42:50 EST New to the team and loving Zumba already! Hi all! I'm so excited to find a group of motivated folks who love to zumba. I am latina, and I loved to dance to latin music when I was younger. I went to a couple of zumba classes, but with three kids, I could not always go when the classes were held. Since I got the zumba game, I am able to pop it in whenever I have an extra 20 minutes to do a routine and I feel like l am enjoying my cardio workout, and it's no longer a chore. Looking forward to getting fitter with all of you! <BR> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:38:46 EST New - First Zumba Today! Hi everyone! My name is Jenn and I just got a Kinect for my Xbox 360 and Zumba Party today. I tried about 10 minutes of the 20 minute beginner work out and I really like it! I plan on doing the full 20 minutes later on tonight. Look forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:58:05 EST Dislike, Like, or LOVE!!! So we got the Kinect for Xbox this past Xmas and I have been wanting to use it to work out with...I tried the biggest loser and really did not like it...but I have been really wanting to try the Zumba...what are your thoughts? Do you like or love it? Can I expect to actually lose weight with doing the Zumba? Fri, 2 Sep 2011 12:05:49 EST Zumba 2 Yay! Anyone else is excited about this? <BR> <BR><BR>/display_news.php?id=515 <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>1.html <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:51:27 EST New to Zumba Hi everyone, I'm new to Zumba and purchased Zumba for the Wii a few days ago. For ages I have been wanting to try out salsa dancing at the gym but have been too shy. I tried the game yesterday and learned all the steps. Really looking forward playing and picking up some new moves. Hope it will be fun and help with my weight loss. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 03:59:39 EST New here & New to Wii Zumba My name is Gina. I am new here, and just started the Wii Zumba Fitness yesterday. I started with the tutorial and then onto the Dance. I didn't get far because I had just did the Walk away the Pounds. But, I fell in love with the Zumba. I have a goal to loose 100 pounds, and I am at the beginning of my journey. I plan to incorporate Zumba, Walk away the Pounds, and bicycling until I reach a point where I can get to the gym. But based on my love for Zumba, I think its got to be a huge part of ... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:09:35 EST Zumba DVD What is this zumba dvd that everyone is mentioning? Can you please send me a link as I love Zumba on Wii so I might like zumba on DVD as well! <em>224</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:40:32 EST New to this team and new to Zumba! Good morning all... <BR> <BR> I just joined this team yesterday and should introduce myself. I am 48, have lost about 80 pounds from my highest weight and have another 70-80 to go. I live in Springfield, MO (where it's really hot out right now! LOL) <BR> <BR> My favorite exercise is bicycle riding with my husband, but I asked for and received Zumba for Wii for my birthday in early July and have been obsessed with it since! I wake up with Zumba songs in my head, LOL! So I've been Zumba... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:44:13 EST Zumba only twice a week... I am doing Zumba for the 45 minute intermediate because I have joined in on The Biggest Loser Max Cardio 6 week workout recently! But how is everyone doing with theirs? Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:43:36 EST July Challenge This month we will do things a little different. Just stop by once a week and post what you are doing to stay active and healthy. Whether it be Zumba, the gym, eating differently, etc. <BR> <BR> Let's encourage each other! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:14:05 EST June Challenge Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Let's keep the same challenge going from last month. So a minimum of 3x per week. <BR> <BR> Also, for those who like to be competitive, let's see who can get the highest scores for whatever song you dance to. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 20:36:09 EST Hi everybody! Hi guys! I'm new and wanted to say hi. <BR> My hubby just surprised me today with Zumba for Wii. Unknown to me he purchased a copy and ran it out to the car while my little one and I were in the toy aisle. I tried it out first thing and I have never worked out so hard and had so much fun doing it in my life. <BR> I came to 2 realizations <BR> #1- I'm reeeaaally out of shape <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> #2- It's going to be a very long time before I get bored with this game. <BR> <BR> I'm look... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:33:44 EST Zumba for kinect I just started a new team called Zumba® for XBox 360 kinect, and would be delighted if anyone who plays it would come join us. You can never have to many teams <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you soon <BR> ~Stacy Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:58:29 EST Hello All Hi my name is Corliss Christian and I am excited about joining the zumba for Wii team <em>224</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 20:35:46 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I just wanted to stop by an introduce myself. I have been a spark member for a while, but I fell of track. I am now getting back to working out, I love Zumba for the xbox my workouts fly by. I am glad I found a group of fellow zumba lovers <em>30</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 03:06:34 EST Hi! Hi <BR> I bought the game for (wii) yesterday, and had a go today. I love it and after one class I was tired but ready for more! Looking forward to some challenges on here and talking to everyone :) Sat, 28 May 2011 15:08:42 EST i love my zumba on my wii i just got it and i love it. <BR> I love how i can put on a 20 min workout in while my hubby puts the kids in bed, and its actually a good-make you sweat workout. or i can take time and do a 45 min work out. or even the single workouts first thing in the morning just to get moving. Fri, 27 May 2011 21:13:44 EST new memeber and new to zumba Hey. Just wanted to say HI to everyone. I'm not to this site, and new to zumba. I got it for my wii. Only tried it a couple times, but love it. <BR> How does everyone else seem to like it? Thu, 26 May 2011 17:31:54 EST Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Hi! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have this DVD set? I want to know if the songs and dances are the same as they are on the Wii game? I'm thinking of buying it but I don't want the same dances. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 24 May 2011 23:48:34 EST New and have a question? I plan on getting the game tonight or tomorrow and was wondering if there is a difference between the one for the wii and ps3 Sat, 21 May 2011 22:33:07 EST First Day I am new here. I just started Zumba for the wii. I can only do the 20 min beginner workout. I shoot for 3 times a week. I am at my starting weight and hope to loose 40lbs. I love the Zumba workout. Looking for any friends to give support and I will give support right back. Sat, 21 May 2011 15:35:27 EST Mothers Day present also. My daughter got me Zumba wii for an early Mother's Day present. I have been doing it now for 2 weeks. I like it almost as much as going to a class. I like that I can do it on my time on the days I need to. <BR> I am doing Zumba wii on M,W,F and Walk Strong on T,T. Mon, 9 May 2011 10:47:27 EST Wii Zumba - My Mother's Day Present I got exactly what I had been wanting. I even got it a night early! I opened it up and did it last night and it felt so great! I was sweating and I loved seeing the high calories burned when I logged it into my fitness tracker! I can tell this is going to be my go-to cardio for the rest of my Spring Into Shape bootcamp! I'm so glad that there is a SparkTeam for this game! Sun, 8 May 2011 11:38:44 EST May Challenge Sorry I'm late with this month's challenge. Let's keep the same challenge going! <BR> <BR> The goal is a minimum of 1 class 3x a week. For those who want more of a challenge let's shoot for a minimum of 3 classes of 3x a week! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Thu, 5 May 2011 09:49:34 EST I am new Hey all, i am new to this team! I bought a wii fit about 2 months ago. I was already taking a zumba class, and i saw the zumba for wii! My zumba class only meets three days a week, so i do my wii zumba the other days. I love it, it is so much fun, and such a workout! Wed, 4 May 2011 21:30:38 EST zumba xbox kinect - Anyone Make It to Zumbathon I've been doing zumba on the xbox kinect system for a week now and really love it! I was wondering if anyone has ever made it through to the Zumbathon? I seem to get better everyday that I use it, but my scores don't go up too much higher. Also, I can't seem to unlock the next "location". I can only use the default beginner one. Sun, 1 May 2011 20:28:33 EST New to Wii and Zumba but having a blast! :-) Hi all, <BR> I just got a Wii a few days ago, and the first thing I ordered for myself was Zumba Fitness. I have never done a class or anything, but what I've seen and tried on You Tube was so great and I loved the music so much that I really wanted this game. :-) <BR> <BR> I am very much at the beginner level, and am doing a beginner routine each day to get into the swing, and loving it, even if I am struggling a little to complete 20 minutes at the moment. :-) <BR> <BR> Happy to be her... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:24:43 EST Zumba Exhilirate! I'm such a nut I insisted on getting Zumba's new collection for my birthday (today) and I just did the whole instructional video, which they recommend doing every day for a whole week. I can see why. It is awesome, and some of the moves are really tricky. But it is awesome, as promised (at least as far as the first video goes!) I didn't get a great workout from the instructional video but I did get a little sweat out of it. Some of you may want to do this and then do a Wii game just to keep u... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:41:46 EST I'm New I'm new to this team. I just received Zumba for Wii for my birthday and love it! I'm so glad that SP has a team for the Zumba game systems. I can't wait to see how this rocks! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:28:41 EST Zumba Meter Decreasing on Cool Down Has anyone experienced the Zumba meter creeping down to almost zero when doing the cool downs? When playing the Zumba Party, it makes it really hard to get to that final level so I find myself having to do the movements in really exaggerated movements. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:26:13 EST New here Hi, I'm new and really excited about SP :) <BR> <BR> I have zumba on wii and love it. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and challenges Sat, 9 Apr 2011 16:12:10 EST April Challenge Hello everyone! Hope all is well! Spring is in the air which means summer is near!!!! Let's keep the same challenge going. <BR> <BR> The goal is a minimum of 1 class 3x a week. For those who want more of a challenge let's shoot for a minimum of 3 classes of 3x a week! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:13:35 EST How sensitive should the wii remote be? My wii remote isn't picking everything up. I mean, I think I'm doing everything right but I'm not "green" on the screen the whole time. I don't know how I'll ever get really good scores if I don't stay green! Anyone else have this problem? Will my scores still go up even if the remote isn't as sensitive as it should be, or is this a technical problem? (Note: Sometimes I find the remote slipping out of the belt and have to push it back down a little) Thanks fellow Zumba-ers! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:06:35 EST New member Hello <BR> <BR> I have zumba game for kenict. I used it for a whole week already and lost 7 lbs. But I had a guest over that stayed for a whole week. I didn't want to work out in front of my husbands mom in the living room so I didn't workout then. Now its been three weeks since i have done it and I gained two pounds that I had lost since then. So I am going to try and get back to a daily schedule of dancing with it. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:36:36 EST Need help with Zumba Wii I bought it a couple of months ago and love it, however, today, the disc can't be read. So, I looked at the manual to see what I can do to fix it. I cleaned it very carefully and shut the console off for a couple of minutes. Turned it back on and tried it again. Still, it can't be read. I even tried another disc - Wii Sports and it worked fine. Can anyone help? <BR> <BR> Any help is much appreciated! <BR> Thanks! <BR> Christine Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:57:39 EST Has any one lossed weight doing the zumba kinect? I just started the zumba kinect last week. but i have had the game for 2 mths didt bother with it. Then i got inspired by my husband cuz he has been getting in shape. So i dont want my husband to have a fat wife to look at i want him to have a wife thats is in shape with him. So i started doing zumba kinect last monday for 6 days and 1 day off it will be the same every week So my question was has any one seen results in doing the zumba kinect? i dont know if the zumba dvd's and the kinect gam... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:32:12 EST First Zumba experience today! I got Zumba for the Wii today and I must say I was feeling a bit intimidated after I looked at the tutorials, they are terrible! So I skipped over them since they seemed a bit ridiculous and went on to a workout and it was great! It was my first experience with Zumba so I was scared I was going in over my head but all went well. So here I am on the Zumba team! I had a great time, actually did the whole 20 minutes workout (thought that I would drop out after the first few minutes because I ten... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 16:46:27 EST Hello Zumba! I've never done Zumba but I'm off to buy it for the Wii this morning. I've been doing a lot of investigating and SP was my last stop, and here's where all the winners are!! Everyone here seems to love it, so I hope I'll love it too! I haven't done any Zumba yet, nor have I done any dance videos, but I have tried a few dancing games for the Wii that have gone by the wayside because they just didn't fit me. I'm hoping this will do the trick. It looks like fun, sounds like fun, and hey, if it'll... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:08:17 EST Hello Hi everyone my name is Lynn and I am a zumbaholic! I started at a class twice a week. My sil has the DVD set and a gym so we traded the classes for twice s week at her gym. I've wanted the Wii since Christmas and finally got it today! I'm so excited to try it out. I have had a few problems and can't seem to get past creating myself. Hopefully in the am I will be able to think better and get the controls figured out. I need my little hand pointer! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to joining i... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:09:23 EST Just got my Zumba for Wii <BR> Hi all, <BR> Joined this thread about a month ago when I was thinking about buying zumba on wii. I had taken a few classes but couldn't afford it weekly or afford the time being away from my 5 boys. Picked it up finally this week and I love it! I am doing 2 of the 20 minutes sessions right now because I haven't unlocked the 45 min. classes yet. So loving it. I got up and danced to zumba this morning and think my hubby was shocked to see me exercising at 6:30am! Love it!!! <BR> <BR> Lis... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:30:06 EST zumba for xbox 360 kinect anyone notice the points are lower for kinect than the wii? Or is it just me? I got my highest today on the intermediate 45 min workout and that was only 443...that seems low compared to everyone else..but I haven't seen anyone post for the kinect takes ur whole body movement so maybe that matters?? I wondering lol... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:55:48 EST I love Zumba I started taking Zumba classes about 2 years ago and loved it! I am not a member of a gym, so I have had to pay for each class I attend. I did have to stop when I began grad school because I did not have time to take Zumba, and I really missed it. I asked for Zumba for Wii for Christmas (2010), but I didn't get it. So, a few days after Christmas, I decided I couldn't wait anymore and went to my local GameStop and purchased their only copy. I started playing and absolutely loved it. It gave me... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:23:27 EST I love Zumba I started taking Zumba classes about 2 years ago and loved it! I am not a member of a gym, so I have had to pay for each class I attend. I did have to stop when I began grad school because I did not have time to take Zumba, and I really missed it. I asked for Zumba for Wii for Christmas (2010), but I didn't get it. So, a few days after Christmas, I decided I couldn't wait anymore and went to my local GameStop and purchased their only copy. I started playing and absolutely loved it. It gave me... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:19:54 EST Waiting for Zumba Just ordered a Wii Zumba, should be here Tuesday or Wednesday. It looks like alot of fun and a great workout! <em>213</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:37:23 EST bought the game friday I havent had a chance to do anything more than look thru it,because of the busy weekend,but it sure looks fun! i have never did a zumba class,so it will all be new to me . any tips on getting started? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:13:57 EST New to Zumba for the Wii I did it... I got Zumba for my Wii. I did one workout so far and it was soooo much fun!!!! I did 20 minutes in the night club and was not even sure I was going to make it through it but I did. I wound up drinking two glasses of water during that 20 minutes and a glass after I was done... and I was wondering how to get my 8 glasses in a day!! Now I know. Zumba!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!! Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:04:41 EST Day two of Wii Zumba Hi, Just joined the team after buying zumba the other night. Have done it twice so far, definitely not getting all the steps yet, but moving my butt! <BR> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:41:40 EST Poll: What's your favorite dance from Zumba? What's your favorite dance from Zumba? <BR> <BR> I would like to share that I love the calypso! The music is so much fun! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:58:24 EST Just got Zumba wii! I'm so excited, I have been trying to workout on and off and I keep getting burned out or bored with everything i do. So i just bought wii zumba and i am loving it so far! so i thought I'd join and get some support from everyone here. so i dont quit so easily. I hope it works! my husband is coming home from kuwait in may (for 2 weeks) and i want to at least loose enough weight for it to be "noticeable". So here i go again! lol I'm looking foward to meeting every one! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:45:18 EST What's Your Fav Zumba Song/Dance From the Game? Hey ya'll! <BR> <BR> Was just talking with Divaprincess about how much of a party playing Zumba is - I usually even play with the lights dimmed so that it gives the living room more of a club feel. Lol <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song and/or dance from the game? <BR> <BR> I love all the tracks from the game, but my top two are: <BR> <BR> Tu Boquita <BR> El Bacilon <BR> <BR> I even tried searching for these two songs on but can't find them anywhere :-( <BR> <BR> My fav... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:21:18 EST Logging Zumba into SparkPeople Just curious, how do you guys log your minutes into SP? Do you include the cool down song in your total workout time? The cool down period is usually about 4 minutes you include that with the total workout minutes? Thanks! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 23:45:48 EST Zumba Wii Levels How do you unlock new levels/boards? Has anyone done this? Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:31:00 EST Zumba Expert Level Question for the team: <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried dancing to any of the Expert songs yet? I usually select either Beginner or Intermediate to dance to, but still have yet to really dig into the Expert level. I did watch a few of the Expert songs, but they didn't look as exciting as the other levels. Maybe its just me? Or maybe the Expert level has to grow on me. Lol <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 13:19:49 EST New in Florida Hi there. I bought Zumba for the PS3 Move and LOVE IT!!!!! It keeps me moving and the coaching is great. I'm interested in others views and comments about the PS3 and see how everyone else is doing with it. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:07:13 EST New to the site ? about WII zumba I am new to the sight but i have been becoming more and more fit over the last year. I want to try zumba on the wii but i am curious as to what others think of it. I have done Zumba at the gym, and loved it, am i going to like it as much using a video? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 17:21:39 EST March Challenge Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Hope all is well. <BR> <BR> Challenge for this month is 40 minutes at a minimum of 3x per week! <BR> <BR> Since I believe the Wii is the only version that gives you a score at the end, for those with the Wii version, you can also post your high scores. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:15:18 EST March challenge? Hi, <BR> <BR> Will there be a challenge for March? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:37:23 EST Zumba Wii intensity I decided to jump from doing the easy level to the hard to see what the difference in the intensity was - to be honest I didn't see a difference. I just did the beginner 1 20 minutes but it's the same routine as on easy, the only thing changed was I had over 1,000 points as opposed to 400+. The only other thing is I knew I was doing most of the moves correctly but the weren't registering (I'm thinking it's the remote cause it happens on other games too). Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:28:15 EST new hi im new to this forum and kinda new to spark people.i am 2 weeks in to a new more fit me. i dont have zumba for the wii yet, but i am planning on buying it.dancing just seems to be so much more fun than traditional working out. so far ive been doing just dance 2 for wii for an hour a day and love it, but really loving the idea of zumba. never experienced zumba yet, but it looks like it is for me. nice to meet everyone too! Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:19:58 EST New to this team Hi, I'm new to the team. I just got the Zumba game for Wii and love it! I did Zumba when I went to the gym last year, but it's so much easier to do in the privacy of my own home! <BR> <BR> I'm working on the Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred Challenge right now, but am hoping to do a 30 day Zumba challenge when I'm done with that. So far, I haven't seen any Zumba challenges and was wondering if anyone else knows if one already exists here or if I should just make my own. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:47:39 EST I am new and love to Zumba! My name is Michelle and I have been going to Zumba classes once a week for about 4 months but wanted to do them more frequently, so now I have the Zumba Wii.... I have only done the 20 minute class once and it was super fun. <BR> How are you all finding your Zumba Wii....anything to tell me about? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:35:48 EST New! New to the team and still relatively new to Zumba. I got it for my Wii and am really loving it! It has made such a difference in how I feel. <em>250</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:56:11 EST Zumba Kinect! Hey y'all I have recently purchased the Zumba Kinect game for my XBOX and it is amazing! I am not sure how to track my calories from it, but I still at least know I am getting a good workout! I'm going to do this everyday, and then go to the gym for strength training 3 times a week! <BR> <BR> Anyone else have this for their XBOX? Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:36:06 EST I love Wii Zumba! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to Zumba! I have only been using wii Zumba for a week now and love it so much I am considering getting the DVDs and finding a local class. I have never been much of a dancer and it's been more than 12 years ago that I've hit any kind of dance club. <BR> <BR> I found out that this week that after I wii Zumba in the evening, it leaves me so wired I can't sleep! So, I will be waking up early to get my workout in. :) <BR> <BR> I have done some of th... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:28:12 EST Intro Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have been taking Zumba classes for a few weeks and now I just saw they have it for my wii! Planning on buying it and wanted to see how everyone is doing with it. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Lisa Thu, 3 Feb 2011 04:07:56 EST Zumba belt & Wiimote Has any had any problems with the Wiimote staying in the belt? How did you handle this? The belt is on my hips and the wiimote is in the pocket but everytime I do a move it creeps out of the pocket so I have to keep pushing it back down. LOL Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:33:07 EST New here Just wanted to say hello. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:26:41 EST New to the team Hey all. I am new to the team. Been with sparkpeople for a while now. I lost a bunch of weight last year but got in a car accident in September and gained it all back because I was unable to work out, once I got back on my feet and started working out again I slipped on the ice and reinjured my knee, putting me out yet again and now I have a wreched cold which is trying to set me back again but I am determned not to let it. I just purchased the Zumba Fitness for my Wii and I love it. I am mov... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:04:04 EST I'm new here Well, I guess I'm not terribly new to Spark, but I just got Zumba for my Wii yesterday, so I am new on this team. LOVE IT but wow! I knew I was out of shape, but my eyes were opened!! One 20 minute beginner class and I was HURTING. In the good way, but still! Here's hoping I can keep up the Zumba... <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> Chocolate Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:26:35 EST New to the team Good Day, <BR> <BR> I'm Miranda and I just starting using Zumba this week. I have it for the Wii and love the workout without having to hold the remote. I am looking forward to losing with other Zumba lovers. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:46:47 EST Zumba- PS3 Does anyone have the zumba for the ps3? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 05:54:24 EST Zumba on carpet I expect my Wii Zumba to show up in the mail next week. I'm excited, but a bit concerned because I only have a carpeted floor to do this on. Has anybody been doing Zumba on carpet? Any problems, especially with your knees? Also, any advice about shoes? Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:26:03 EST New to the Wii Zumba Game Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I started using my new Zumba game for the Wii just a couple of days ago. I've been to plenty of actual Zumba classes before so I thought this was going to be a breeze! I was so wrong! (I also had surgery about two months ago and hadn't worked out at all between then and now.) Even on the beginner mode it was tough! But I really like it so far. I even had achy muscles the next day. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I excited to start out the year with this new work out routine. I'm s... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:48:29 EST Starting tomorrow I bought the Zumba for WII and also the Gold's Gym Dance Workout for the WII as well today. I was called into work so did not have a chance to try them out but can not wait until tomorrow to give it a shot. <BR> <BR> I have a HRM and plan to use it to track my calories. I also hope to buy the DVD's sometime down the road. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 04:50:41 EST logging wii zumba I just got wii zumba for xmas and love it. I'm only able to do right bow beigginer 20 min of the class verison. <BR> My question is when you log it in our fitness tracker what are you using? <BR> My points I get at the end range from 465 to 474. One day I had 496 but nothing since that high. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:13:35 EST new years resolution for 2010 I set a NYR to give up smoking and OK took me till August but no ciggies now for 134 days! Building on that willpower this years NYR is to lose the weight I put on giving up smoking plus a few extra of the too many pounds I already had! Taking felivery of xbox, kinect, zumba, your shape and dance paradise Tuesday and am really looking forward to what looks like some fun exercise to keep me motivated :) Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:39:50 EST new to the team... Hi my name is Dovey. I love wii zumba and am so glad there is a team. With the new year I hope to be more regular in tracking my food and doing exercise at home on those days when it's just difficult to drive anywhere. <BR> <BR> I noticed there are a lot of people on the team new to zumba, remember it's just about moving and having fun. Get up, get moving, and you will be just fine. My first zumba class a ouple years ago I was mortified, and so uncoordnated. It helped when the instruc... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:51:53 EST Hi! I'm new to sparkpeople and love zumba Hi there! I am glad to see this team. I was so excited to receive the Zumba for wii for a Christmas present! I have done it several times already and love it. I can only go to class 2-3x a week, so this will be great for the "off" days. I have no excuse for not working out now. haha. I only wish the game had some of the more "popular" songs that we do in class like Usher, Katy Perry, 3OH!3, etc. Otherwise it is pretty good. I have a lot of weight to lose, so hopefully this will help. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:13:30 EST Hi! I'm new to sparkpeople and love zumba Hi there! I am glad to see this team. I was so excited to receive the Zumba for wii for a Christmas present! I have done it several times already and love it. I can only go to class 2-3x a week, so this will be great for the "off" days. I have no excuse for not working out now. haha. I only wish the game had some of the more "popular" songs that we do in class like Usher, Katy Perry, 3OH!3, etc. Otherwise it is pretty good. I have a lot of weight to lose, so hopefully this will help. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:09:18 EST January Challenge Welcome to the New Year!!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's keep the challenge going, minimum of 3 classes per week. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:33:41 EST WII Zumba points I did Zumba the other night for the first time and did beginner 20 minutes. I am not coordinated at all. Just curious to see if other people have done this and how many points they got in the end. I was thinking mine said 465 point but I would have to go back and verify. I know I am not doing the moves all right but just make sure I am still moving. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:47:24 EST New to was first day :) Hi, I'm a newbie. Today was my fist Zumba workout ever and it was using the Wii game. I've always wanted to try it but was to scared to take a class. I'm not the most I'm not doing everything correct. I'm glad I can now work on getting the move right in my own home. As far as workouts go, I was surprised how tiring it was since I think I am in decent shape. This is way more fun than the boring machines at the gym. The only thing that I didn't like was that the belt kept... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:00:57 EST Mom of to Zumba Hi. My name is Joyce. I am a stay at home mom of three kids ages 8, 6 and 2. I just got Zumba for the wii and am really excited about using it. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:12:14 EST how many days in a row should you Zumba? I know this may sound silly, but I am wondering how many days in a row we can Zumba. I know we should have rest days from stuff, or should we switch things up? Just wondering what everyones thoughts are on this? <em>2</em> Sat, 18 Dec 2010 07:49:55 EST zumba wii vs zumba dvd My daughter wanted the zumba dvd and I showed her the zumba wii instead. she said it's not the same and the dvd version has weights and better moves. <BR> <BR> Anyone's thought? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:16:20 EST going to be new to zumba wii Hi there. I didn't know they had a WII Zumba until my 13yr old daughter told me about it and wants it. I watched a video on youtube and it looks interesting. I have never done zumba before. <BR> <BR> It looks like it will be hard to do. <BR> <BR> I am just wondering how many calories it will burn. I need to buy a heart monitor. <BR> <BR> I am 5'6" 150pds and out of shape!! Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:15:32 EST Another new-be :) Hello everyone! I just picked up zumba for Wii yesterday! I just LOVE IT! I have heard so much about the classes from friends but just live to far from any gym that has classes. So I thought I would try this! Any way I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> Jeannette Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:17:24 EST Online Classes If anyone wants to meet online and do classes together, post here! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:08:32 EST December Challenge Hey guys, how about we keep basically the same challenge for the rest of the month. A minimum of one 20 minute class (any level), 3x a week. <BR> <BR> Hope all is well <em>306</em> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:32:06 EST Hi there! I haven't bought this game yet, but I thought I'd join this group. I wonder if I'd motivate myself to do zumba at home, although I really enjoy it at the community center. <BR> Thu, 2 Dec 2010 19:22:00 EST Trophies Share your achievements with us here! <em>279</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:09:57 EST Challenge November 29 - December 4 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to do a minimum of 30 minutes 3x. <BR> <BR> Please check in here and let us know your progress. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <em>244</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:45:53 EST New to the team- excited for the game Hi, my name is Tina. I have been around Sparkpeople for quite awhile. Love my Wii! Its a great way to workout and not dreading doing it! LOL <BR> <BR> Have my Zumba Wii game ordered, waiting for it to arrive in the mail, so I can pop it in and try it out. Glad to be able to do it in the privacy of my own home!!! <BR> <BR> have a great day. <BR> Tina Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:07:38 EST I'm new! I've been doing Zumba on You Tube and love it. I have 45 minute videos that I do. <BR> <BR> I heard about Zumba Wii about a week ago. I was finally able to find a store that had it to. (Game Stop) <BR> <BR> I did it for 20 it!!!! <BR> <BR> Lots of sweating. <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:01:08 EST Weekend Challenge 11-26 to 28 Hi. I'm new to the team and just purchased the Zumba Wii today. <BR> <BR> Wondered if anyone was up for a challenge this weekend? <BR> <BR> Let's Zumba at least 30 minutes each day this weekend. Come back and post time and calories burned. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 19:58:01 EST Hello Hi! I just bought Zumba for the Wii today and I'm so excited to see that there is a team already. I've had my Wii for about 2 years and have a lot of the fitness titles. Zumba looks like so much fun! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:32:04 EST Zumba I loved this workout - it gave me so much variety and options. My kids even got involved. It is better than having to make time to go to the gym and only getting it twice a week. Now I can have it 7 days a week and only had to pay one price!!! Zumba ROCKS!!! <BR> <BR> Kaci Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:10:41 EST