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JESSI311
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4/11/14 2:40 P

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I've been a SparkPeople member for a few years now... off and on. I admit, I'm horrible about consistency. So I decided today that I was going to find some groups I'd be interested in interacting with. Hello Zumba!

I've been attending Zumba class for 2 years now and I'm totally hooked. Anybody who has an instructor they LOVE will understand when I say that she is totally irreplaceable! With that said... she is moving to CHINA in June. Way too soon I will be on a quest to "replace" an irreplaceable instructor, friend, mentor. But Zumba will stay with me!



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4/6/14 10:42 A

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Hi! I have been with SP since 2009 but didn't know about a Zumba Team! emoticon
I LOVE Zumba lets face it it is exercise that is FUN! I take Zumba class at my local Fox Valley YMCA!! emoticon



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FREEDEE54
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4/5/14 11:48 A

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Question: How do you track Zumba with your SPAT?


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FREEDEE54
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4/5/14 11:46 A

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Hi. My name is LaFreida. I am excited to join this team. Welcome other Newbies.


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MEGHANSTASIUK
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4/4/14 1:36 P

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Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself as I am new to this group! I absolutely love LOVE LOVE Zumba! I just recently started taking Zumba classes at work, and now I am taking a class in the evening. I just can't get enough of it! :)
Does anyone have any suggestions of Zumba workout videos that I could do at home?! :)


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GALSMILEY7
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4/1/14 10:57 A

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I love Zumba and have a hard time getting myself to do anything else. I do it using the Xbox Kinects and I love all of the games. I did a live class once, but have not been able to go back due to weather and family needs. It's nice that I can always do the Zumba in my basement though.

I am even getting my sister into it. I'm hoping she'll learn to love it like I do.

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SPIFFYSPORK
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3/27/14 2:10 A

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Good Evening! I've started Zumba just this month and am loving it.


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3/15/14 11:46 P

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Hello! :)
I'm Terry :) I started Zumba in March 2013..I loved it so much that I went to instructor class in July and started teaching in August.
I only teach 2 classes per week now, but I plan to add more soon. I love it because you don't feel like you are working out and it's never monotonous.


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HOTPINKACTION
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3/13/14 2:39 P

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Good morning, I do zumba 2-3 times a week at LA Fitness.

It's not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Hope to make some friends here!




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3/4/14 9:36 A

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Hello! Just joined SparkPeople today specifically for this group! I've been Zumbaing for close to a year now (on and off, '13's holiday season was a tough one for me) and felt the need to reach out to others that love Zumba as well. I started out with the live classes but the times I took made me feel isolated, so I went to the DVDs, until they all had issues playing.

I ordered the Exhilarate system through a third party and I think that was my mistake. I think they repackaged them or something because all of my devices said there was an error playing them. Then RL smacked me in the face. Family illnesses and stress from work kicked me around for a while.

I've ordered the new system from the official shop so I am hoping that I can try to stay more consistent. I have been dabbling with the idea of taking the instructor's course but I've been out of it for so long, I don't know if I could last all day.

I'm hoping to make some friends in the Zumba community!


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JLR080500
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2/17/14 10:55 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Janet and I started Zumba very infrequently about 6 months ago. However, I thoroughly enjoy it and recently bought some DVD's and started regularly last week.


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DR_NIC
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2/10/14 10:42 P

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I joined SP in September. I joined a gym in October and started Zumba then. Depending on my work schedule I can make it to anywhere form 1-3 classes a week. I just bought some DVDs so I can do Zumba at home when I can't make a class.

"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that 'normal' isn't a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Practical Magic


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2/9/14 12:28 A

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Hi everyone, I'm new to Zumba Lovers. I started attending zumba 3 weeks ago. I do it 3 times a week and I love it.

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1/29/14 3:43 P

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Hi everyone! I have been a Zumba lover since last July. I was converted after seeing a good friend of mine constantly posting about how much she was enjoying the classes. I have always been a big fan of dancing and I rather enjoy being in an accepting environment where it doesn't matter if I'm overweight. Too often you can feel ashamed by how you look, but for me, every Zumba class has served as a safe haven for me to do something I truly enjoy and lose weight/get in shape without worrying about being judged.


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1/19/14 8:35 A

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Hi everyone!

I'm Amanda and I have been LOVING Zumba since
January 2012!

I started out going twice a week at a gym, then moved to once a week at the library with WiiZumba in between. I currently do 3-4 times a week at a beautiful dance studio!

I have always done Zumba Basic, but I recently tried my first Zumba Toning class with the 2.5 lb Toning Sticks. (WOW! And I thought Zumba Basic was intense!) I definitely underestimated the Toning Sticks because my arms were on fire after my Toning class!

I also recently started doing two classes back to back on Thursday nights (Zumba Basic followed by Zumba Toning) and I feel so amazing afterwards! Tired and sweaty, but amazing! My Thursday night Zumba Basic class is a "Black Out" class. This is where all the lights are turned off, the disco lights are on and everyone is wearing neon bracelets! So much fun!

I look forward to talking to more people who love Zumba as much as I do! :)




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WILK50
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1/19/14 7:33 A

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Hello all! Just getting active on Spark again and just took my first Zumba class. It wasn't pretty, but oh my I'm hooked! Since I can only go to a class one night per week I rushed to my local gamestop and purchased Zumba for my grandchildren's Wii so I can practice at home. What a fun way to keep moving and burning calories! Any tips for a newbie?
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CUTENHEALTHY
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1/3/14 6:24 P

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I was part of the Zumba team in 2010. Just being active on Spark again and I love Zumba! Hello!!!!!

"Slow and steady wins the race!"
Lose 1 pound per week!
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SPARKLINGME176
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12/27/13 5:03 P

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HI! Everyone! I love ZUMBA! I have been zumbaing since Nov. 2012! Way fun!

I DO wish there was a team goal of something I could join to put into my 'other' goals, list. I do not Zumba 5 days a week! The other option doesn't show up in my tracker, for this team! Oh Well! Maybe I should join a different team. I just thought there would be ALLOT of interest because there are SO many members! Anyway.... check out my spark page if you want to learn more about me!

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With New Years around the corner, I have decided NOT to make resolutions! Just keeping with my goals & what I already KNOW works! That way I can't fail! I have my visions on my start page! I read them EVERY day & re-commit to myself!

I've met 2 Spark people in the flesh! VERY fun! Hope to meet more, one day! (Hint hint AJ, I'm coming to L.A. for Oscar events.... maybe this time!)

Happy Sparking everyone!
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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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MIAH_MOMMA
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12/27/13 12:59 P

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Hola! I wanted to introduce myself to this group because I LOVE Zumba! I've been attending a live class for the past year or so - and it has become my all time favorite workout! I recently got Zumba 2 game for the wii and have only played it a couple of times but really enjoying it so far!

I live in Columbus, OH with my 2 year old son and my husband of 3 years. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. The past year has been spent learning to eat better and live better. I haven't seen a HUGE amount of weight being shed just yet, 20 lbs so far. I keep yoyoing back and forth. I'll lose 10lbs, gain 5 back, lose 2 and gain 7. It''s a vicious cycle emoticon However, I'm certain that 2014 will be my year to kick it up an notch and lose the weight I've wanted to for so long!

Hope to get to know everyone!

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

"Don't just pretend that you love others... REALLY love them. Hate what is evil, stand on the side of the good. LOVE each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other." Romans 12:9-10

Never be afraid to fall apart; because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.


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JOLGAMAZATLAN
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12/20/13 1:48 P

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Hi Zumba Aficionados,

Ok, I usually don't introduce myself to forums nor do I post often preferring to lurk and chime in when something particular moves me. But Zumba always moves me hence this post.

I am a bit of a rare bird as I am a man and even more unusual I should be in Zumba Gold but I have been blessed with enough energy to keep up and even lead in regular, high energy classes.

I have always practiced physical education and about 3 years ago was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Needless to say this was a very stressful, fearful time and, thanks to Spin, a 21 day water-fast, chemotherapy and radiation got through it all and now back to my healthy, always-jumping-around self. Then I went for a PSA exam and my doctor told me it was high. OH OH! Another cancer scare was on the way. I researched the psa test and found out that doing a lot of spin can cause an erratic psa due to the pounding of the bicycle seat on your ... how shall is say this ... manly parts. I was in a real quandary, spin made me feel quite good, but it was possibly responsible for this high psa test. What to do? My experience has always shown me that the ladies know how to do aerobics better than anyone. There were lots of them rushing off to something called "Zumba" so I decided to follow them once more.
Boy am I ever glad I did! My first Zumba class was a revelation! It was more than fun, it was beyond great! emoticon It brought me back to when I was a teenager and went dancing every night of the week. I also lucked out that my teacher was a former professional dancer and one of the best instructors in Canada.
At the end of that last class I told her that I was going to switch from Spin to Zumba and also that my regular Nike's were sticky. She suggested buying a pair of Zigs. Next class 2 days later I was wearing my Reebok Crosby Zigs and have never looked back since.
What about that worrisome PSA test result... like magic it went back down to normal... so it must have been the spin.
Today, my wife and I are very fortunate and happy campers. We are living full time in a beautiful, Mexican port right on the tropic of cancer. We are going to outdoor Zumba classes on a basketball court 3 times a week for free emoticon
My wife is now able to attend Zumba and she is almost as addicted as I am. She likes to stand in the sunny section while I prefer to Zumba in the shade (as I like to push it to 95% of the instructor's speed)
She says that she has noticed that she can swim much better in the Oceanside pool at our condo and she is starting to lose weight. When January comes around I will put her on a water-fast to reset her system combined with 3 Zumbas and 3 weight sessions per week, plus swimming and boogie-boarding so she should be in great health for many years to come.

Ok guess that's enough for now. Much too long. Sorry but I was a teacher for most of my life and we tend to go on.... and on emoticon




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12/11/13 1:10 A

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I joined this team back on October 15 and I'm just now getting around to introducing myself.

I bought Zumba 'Join The Party' DVD's with the toning sticks (it's the older version... I heard it was a lot better as far as instruction goes) on Ebay just before I joined. I've only used them a little so far, but I really like it! I'm just getting started and back into the habit of exercising on a regular basis again. I used to workout for a couple hours, every other day, (years ago) so I know how much fun and rewarding it is. Too bad I let life get in the way the last few years.

I think once I get more into the DVD's, I'll probably want to find a class near me to join. I think it would be so much more fun with a group.


Barbara

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NYAPPYKITTY
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12/1/13 7:28 P

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Hello Zumba Lovers!

I used to weigh 130, and that was when I had lost nearly 60 Pounds. Even then I still always felt fat, I went from size 14 to a size 8, and still battled with insecurities. I have a loving husband, and I feel like I let him down. I met him while I was still beautiful, but now that I have gained nearly all the weight back (I am sitting at a size 12 now) I wish to be happy and healthy again. I tried the Zumba DvDs but it didn't feel like enough for me. Now I have joined a Zumba class and it seems more fun and more fulfilling! I hope I can meet some new faces, I am always looking for workout friends and companions!


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RACHBARROWS
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12/1/13 3:35 P

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I have that game too. It is very fun! emoticon

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RACHBARROWS
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12/1/13 3:33 P

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Just joined the Zumba Lovers page today! My name is Rachel, I live in Wisconsin, and I have been doing Zumba for about a year and a half now. I lost 35 pounds doing Zumba (gained 10 back when I stopped going due to work commitments) and am in the best shape of my life so far. I have made new friends and gotten closer to old friends by doing Zumba. I am now back in my class 3X a week again! Yay!!! I am happy to have found this group and can't wait to get to know more people!

Success never comes to those who quit


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11/24/13 9:28 A

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Hello everyone, I'm Angel. I just bought the Zumba Core for the Wii. This is my 3rd day on it and I love it. Never tried it before, I wish now that I would of tried it sooner. :)


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11/8/13 10:54 A

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Hi Everyone!
I just started Zumba classes at my local gym, and I've had the most wonderful experience. At first, I was a little sore, my knees would hurt due to the carpet floor, but I bought a pair of Slip On Dancers from my instructor and I feel the difference. Being a beginner my instructor's support was a key, she's been so patient with me!
For anyone out there with the same issue, get a pair of Slip On Dancers, it will help you a lot!




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11/3/13 10:44 A

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Hello Zumba lovers;
I rejoined SP, and happy to see this group. I go to the YMCA for Zumba class which is led by an awesome instructor! We are using weights for toning zumba. I cannot believe the calorie burn that my tracker says I do in one session. Is it true?

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”


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CBULLIS1
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11/3/13 10:29 A

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Love love Zumba, but am I getting the workout I need doing it on the wiii?

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DEESHAREE
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11/3/13 5:02 A

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Hi I'm Dee and I love Zumba! The music is fantastic, and I'm happy to be active again! Welcome to all the newbies! Would love to get to know you all! I go to Zumba classes 3x/week.

Edited by: DEESHAREE at: 11/3/2013 (05:05)



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10/28/13 1:27 P

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Hello Everyone!! I just bought Zumba Exhilarate thru Costco. Today will make day 3 for me. I love it, yet I have to keep telling myself looking good or even sexy will come with more practice. Right now I am just trying to get the feet and arms down. Hips will come. LOL. I added it to my tracker yesterday, wow, LOVED the amount of calories I burned in 32 minutes!! It is a calorie torcher!!

Jen from VERMONT!! WOOHOO let's GO!!

Team Autumn Oaks! LET'S GO TEAM!!

GO girl GLOW Team
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DIVAVAL
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10/21/13 4:46 P

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Hello to all!! My name is Val and I would love to have Zumba partners. I will start Zumba tomorrow 10/22 and it would be so much fun if I had Zumab buddies. I currently just finished Jillians 30 day shred and I usually do Zumba on off days because it is so much fun. Let me know if anyone is interested. It will be FUN!!!

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PANARICANBEAUTY
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emoticon 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! Feel free to add me and let's motivate each other!

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SETTIMIA
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10/12/13 12:24 P

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Hi I am interested in Zumba, used to have the DVD so have to search for it again so that I can start up again


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ANGELA4808
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10/10/13 2:09 P

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Hi my name is Angela and I just love Zumba so far it has helped me lose 93 lbs. I stopped for a few months due to injury, now ready to blast off these last 60 lbs. emoticon


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ERIN414
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Hi Everyone, I am eagerly waiting to get my Zumba set in the mail. I've done zumba with friends before and loved it, so I finally decided to get the set for myself.


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AMBIWALKER26
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Hello! I am new to Zumba. I just bought the at home set and LOVE it! I can't wait to get on a routine with the DvD's and hope that they can get me in shape.


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DQSHOES
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Hello fellow Zumba lovers! I've been participating in Zumba classes for the past 4 years and was thinking about buying a pair of Zumba shoes. I did a search on Google, and to my surprise, among the list was a SparkTeam page dedicated to Zumba Lovers. I'm beyond excited to have stumbled upon this page today!



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Hi everyone! My name is Indy. I used to do zumba some time ago & had stopped. Just started again & was thinking why did I ever stop? I love the class & the people. It's the one thing that is truly working for me. I actually look forward to going daily.

"There is no I'm sorry."
"There is no I can't."
"There is no I'm weak."


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HENDRIX881
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8/25/13 8:42 A

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Hi, my name is Sandy and I am 54 years old. I started Zumba about a year ago with Wii and some DVD's that a friend gave me. I just started attending and actual class about 3 weeks ago at the Community Center near my home and I love it. I have lost 4 pounds so far and am looking forward to losing more and getting in shape. Sandy emoticon

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”

¯ Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


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NWALKER372
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8/21/13 3:12 P

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Hi everyone. I have Zumba for the Xbox and it is hard to follow. I think I would really like to get the official Zumba DVD's. Does anyone have experience with both?


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TIFFANY3477
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8/20/13 12:25 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Tiffany. I'm so excited that I've finally found a Zumba team with activity on it...Let's dance these pounds away...woohoo

Tiffany!!


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JENNALURPH
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8/16/13 8:40 P

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Hello! My name is Jenna. I've been doing Zumba for almost 4 months. I'm amazed to have found an exercise that I enjoy doing and that is producing results. And after years of childhood trauma in ballet class, it is refreshing to do dance that encourages you to stick your butt out!


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VDURAN1
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8/16/13 8:03 A

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Hello everyone, my name is Veronica. I live in Virginia and joined SparkPeople a while ago stopped and now I am back again. I have one child and am in a long term relationship.
I have had Zumba since it first came out on video! I still have the videos! I kind of worn out the 1st video. I lost track with Zumba for a while. Now that it is the new hit thing again I thought I should try to work on it again. I had lots of fun doing it and I miss that, plus I sweated up a storm. One of my goals is to get Zumba for the Wii. I like to work out in the comfort of my home. Plus I don't have the money to go to a gym or pay for a class right now! I hope joining here will be fun doing Zumba with you all! Actually I know it will! Yay!


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GRACE5605
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8/14/13 3:52 P

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New to SparkPeople. Joined Aug. 8. Carving out time to track and came across this page. Love Zumba & Zumba Toning. Been at it for @3 years, at least 3 times a week.


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SPARKEDPERSON
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8/10/13 10:58 A

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I'm a former rec dancer that gained a lot of weight after entering the working world. I've tried losing weight several times unsuccessfully. I'd hate my workouts, stop, and go right back to old eating habits. I found Zumba 2 months ago and fell in love. My instructors do drop-in classes where they can find space in the community (schools/churches). There are a ton of classes & instructors in the area, but I like their set-up because it's no commitment, which actually makes me go more because I don't associate the class with any sort of money guilt. Added a second class a week a few weeks ago and am seeing great results on the scale and in my overall fitness level.


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ELIZABETHTORRES
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8/3/13 6:16 P

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Way to go! Keep up the great work, who is the instructor?

8 accomplishmens for the 8 month!

We can do this:)


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ELIZABETHTORRES
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Congrats! Can you please post the link and name of the instructor?

8 accomplishmens for the 8 month!

We can do this:)


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GMBLAB
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8/3/13 2:33 P

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Hi! Just started doing Zumba....3 classes down, and I'm already addicted!!

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Smiles are contagious; infect someone today!


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SHARNA74
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8/3/13 10:25 A

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Hello, I started doing zumba about a month ago I found a great instructor on youtube she is full of energy and I love her classes!! I have already lost 6 pounds!! and I feel so great


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ELIZABETHTORRES
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7/31/13 1:05 P

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Good afternoon Zumba Lovers!!! Who is from Chicagoland area and where do you Zumba!!!

8 accomplishmens for the 8 month!

We can do this:)


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IAZUMBALOVER
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7/27/13 8:26 P

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EMBRACEINSPIRE I am by no means a "good dancer" either, I've never attended a Zumba class but I could do Zumba on my Wii at home all day long.

I agree don't worry about doing the moves right just make sure you are moving and you will be sweating and having a great time in no time!!


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GEBARRETT07
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7/27/13 7:58 P

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Don't be too intent on doing the "right" moves. Just enjoy!

My instructor always says, "If you are moving and smiling, then you are doing Zumba correctly."

There is no right/wrong way to do Zumba unless you are an instructor.

Introduce yourself to a couple of people and let them know it is your first class. If they are regulars, they should encourage you. Or maybe the people will be new and you have someone to learn the steps with!

Most importantly, just have fun!!!!



EMBRACEINSPIRE
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7/27/13 2:03 P

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I'm going to my *first* Zumba class tomorrow-- this is my first ever real workout class... I've always been a treadmill or pavement kind of gal-- and I'm not going to lie-- I am soooo nervous... Any pointers? I am also nervous because I am already not a "good dancer" to begin with-- oh man, what am I getting myself into???! emoticon


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DFWGAL
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7/15/13 6:51 A

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Hello! I did Spark a few years back and loved it way back when and successfully lost that baby weight. I had all sorts of asthma/respiratory problems before I knew I was missing classes comfort eating. Anyway I have 6 weeks until my little go back to school and really want to start off right. Feeling and looking better. I love Zumba and have been doing it for about 4 years. I want to add some toning in as well. I don't love the "hard" classes at all. That's where I need serious motivation.

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RIAKAT5
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7/9/13 11:03 A

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Hi ... New to this team. What can I say .... I LOVE Zumba!!! My favorite is Zumba Toning ...

I had to stop attending my classes since I injured my knee this past April ... and I have MISSED it. Looking at a new fitness facility in Cumberland County that offers tons of classes but will always remain loyal to my first Zumba instructor, Carrie, as well.

I was introduced to Zumba in late 2011 ... just happened to go to a class with a friend and that was it. I was told to come to at least 5 or 6 classes before I said I didn't like it. I gave it a chance, learned the steps ... and OFF it went.

Zumba has helped me lose 40+ lbs (along with WW) but some are coming back since I have been restricted from this type of exercise. But, I am so looking forward to getting back to it.

I have the CD's .... but I love the classroom atmosphere the best :)

"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Don't think about it .. reach for it, grab it and just DO it.


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IAZUMBALOVER
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7/7/13 4:21 P

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Hello Everyone, I recently started working out again. I've become addicted to do Zumba every morning. Some mornings it is difficult to get up and do it but once I get started I really enjoy it!


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PATTIE441
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7/1/13 10:53 A

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Hi There! I'm Patti and was given the Zumba Fitness set from my sister to get me motivated in weight loss again. Woo Hoo! We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC
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6/30/13 4:59 P

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Hi Everyone-My name is Jan
I have the Exilirate DVD's ............ Was 'told' to take a break due to plantar fasciitis and had to do non-wt-bearing for some time ............ But I miss it ....... so I may gradually get back into it again ............ I love variety and feel ready! Looking forward to this team!!

~Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." .... Mother Teresa

~ What I do today shapes my tomorrow. ~I will seize the day~

~To gain friends is to first become a friend~


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COCOBISCOTTI
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6/22/13 10:39 P

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Hi! I am Coco. I am a mom on a mission. I have been playing games with the Zumba DVD box set for like a year, but never really exercised with any consistency until very recently. I joined a Zumba studio at the beginning of this month and have done 60 minutes of Zumba and 60 minutes Zumba Toning on Tuesdays and 120 of Zumba on Thursdays, plus this awesome Zumba party they had on a Friday night with disco lights, black lights, glow bracelets and everything!! That was so fun!! I love all the bright colors and energy of the Zumba culture. I got my Zumba bag, zumba towel, Zumba bracelets, a royal blue coin skirt, and a black coin skirt set with coin bracelets, and I must say...when I put that stuff on...I get motivated and ready to wiggle it...just a little bit!!! when I arrive at the Zumba studio and most of us have our lil skirts on.....I know we are about to have a sassy good time!!!


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MRSWIGGLES81
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6/16/13 12:53 P

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Youtube has all you want.


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6/16/13 12:50 P

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Hello all,
I have been doing Zumba now for abut two months and really getting into it. I go the classes at my Anytime Fitness gym and just love it. It really helps when you have a great instructors as well. I also have it on my Wii system so imagine my happiness when I found this group. So lets dance and have fun.


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TAICHAN08
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6/11/13 8:33 P

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HI everyone! I am currently living in Japan (about 3 hours from Tokyo), although I'm originally from the US.

I am new to Zumba and I haven't been on Sparkpeople in a long time. I am terrible at exercising but I find that if I have fun with it, I'm more likely to stick with it. My first type of dance exercise was belly dance. I still belly dance quite often. Although Zumba is on the other end of the dancing spectrum, I hope to have the same excitement. There is a class at the community center, so I figure why not!


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HICKORYRN
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6/1/13 5:08 P

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Hey everybody! I just started back to Zumba this week. I went a couple of years ago but hadn't been since then. I made it to three classes this week (which will be my goal for Zumba). I am hoping adding Zumba into my weight loss plan will kick it in gear. I've been on my plan since March 3 and am a member of TOPS as well. My weight has not moved in two weeks so hoping Zumba will help!

Edited by: HICKORYRN at: 6/1/2013 (17:09)
Time passes either way! I choose to look back one day and be happy I took charge of my mouth instead of looking in the mirror and wishing I had!


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MALIGAL19
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5/20/13 9:47 A

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Hi, my name is Ruthanne and I live in Senegal in West Africa.

There was a girl at my college who was a zumba instructor and had a class once a week, which I absolutely loved! At the end of the year, we took videos and put them on youtube, which made me realize there are probably other zumba videos on youtube. So now I am working on downloading a bunch of them... I don't have a wii, or xbox, or any of that stuff (or the money for one... or a tv). But I am looking forward to getting back into it over the summer... even if I only do a few songs a day and am not coordinated, it is still movement right? I at least won't be sitting around as much as I could (I work at a school, so I have a break over the summer)...
I love zumba!

Create in me a clean heart, oh God!


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LAURALYNA
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5/3/13 7:03 A

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Hello ! I'm Laura, I'm french.

I love Zumba !!!! I go to my Zumba class just one time per week : grrrrrr... My teacher is amazing. I really want to try Aquazumba, but there's no class around me.

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ALOHACYL
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5/2/13 9:08 A

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Hello! I am just getting ready to try Zumba. There are no classes around here.

I am 60 years old so I bought Zumba Fitness Gold Live It Up. It has been mailed out to me today and I should have it by Monday. This version is for people who need to try Zumba at a slower pace. I have a friend that has taken Zumba classes and she loved it.

Wish me luck!!!

You can't wait for motivation to strike; sometimes you need to dig deep into yourself and find the motivation on your own.


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JEANINNEWCASTLE
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5/1/13 1:44 A

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Hello! I have been doing Zumba for the last couple of years. I love it. Zumba is my happy place! I am not an instructor but I assist 3 instructors and do Zumba 5x a week. Zumba has been my secret weapon in exercising without knowing that I'm doing that dreaded activity.


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RAZZBABE
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4/23/13 11:52 P

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Hello Zumba Lovers!

I'm new to the SparkTeam but not Zumba. I've just started back to going to classes a few times a week at my gym after focusing on other forms of exercise for the past year or so. Zumba is so much fun; seriously, the hour just flies by!


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KATYFUHR
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4/22/13 11:14 A

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OMG! This is so awesome! I saw this team and I knew I had to join! Hello all! I'm Katy and I am 30, I looove Zumba, I do it everyday, my only problem now is that I need variety.. I only have one CD and I know all the steps too well by now.. Would love any suggestions! emoticon


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CAROL-
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4/19/13 6:29 A

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I am so excited to stumble on this team. I have been sparking for years but certified in Gold and Basic last year. I was researching choreo and stumbled on a sparkpeople post. I couldn't believe it didn't occur to me to see if there were Zumba teams to join.

So happy to join this team!
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