hI, I love Zumba! I've been doing it since December and go religously every tuesday and thursday night and just hate it if I have to miss a class which I rarly do. Even when I'm not eatting as well as I should I go to zumba anyway. Since the beginning of the year I have lost 10lbs and I give zumba alot of credit. The amount of calories you can burn in an hour is just amazing. I wore a ladies heart moniter once and it said I burned 750 calories! I'm a firm believer it works. I also do other exercises at home on the off days but don't burn near as many caloires. oh and THE ladies in my class are great too. I'm not the most gracefull and others make mistakes or get off step and they just laugh it off or do something silly. We laugh and joke- and no judging either. its defiently more relaxed than other fitness classes I've tried and quit
current weight: 144.0
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I don't mind strength training, but I HATE cardio. I get bored really easily. Not with Zumba! Definitely go for it, but do keep in mind that some instructors are better than others. I also love that there are people of all shapes, ages, and abilities, no judgement! Two to three hours a week of Zumba and you're golden!
I have been a couch potato for the majority of my adult life. I have always hated exercise in any form, walking, treadmills, bikes. Last February, I found the love of my life... Zumba! The first class, I felt a little awkward, okay a little more than just a little. But, it was so much fun, I didn't even realize I was exercising. I noticed a difference in my body within a week (3 classes.) A year later, I still love it. Due to a knee injury, I had to stop for about 2 months, but I was never so excited when I could go back. The classes I have been to have had a mixture of people of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. I was afraid that being overweight, everybody would look down on me, but it was a wonderful atmosphere full of understanding people, many of whom I later discovered, had also had weight battles, and with the help of Zumba classes and a healthy diet (not a fad diet, but a lifestyle changing diet) had lost more than a few pounds. I recommend you try a class or two. As one of my favorite instructors always says, "Give it 3 classes before you decide you don't like it."
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