I am the same height and weight of you and also do Zumba DVD's. I do the Zumba Live DVD and use the Polar HRM and burn between 480-550 calories. I can't do the moves just like on the DVD but, like you said, I have a great time doing it AND getting some exercise and losing calories while having fun.
I have the Original Zumba Fitness (like the one on TV infomercials) and love it. I actually bought that one but seen on QVC they offered the same one but with 3 CD's of the music and a few other DVD's not included in the original. I gave the first set to my daughter to get her started Zumbaing too.
I have gone a little Zumba crazy lately and ordered the Zumba Z1 shoes, a pair of 2010 Zumba Convention shoes, and the Slip-on's for regular shoes. I already own the Nike Musique shoes and the Ryka Transition shoes. Just trying to find the best solution for doing Zumba at home on a carpeted floor.
I think I have it all covered in terms of footwear now! ;)
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