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9/14/10 3:22 P

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Do what is most comfortable for you, but trust me, nobody has time to watch you when they are all watching the instructor.

I have a few ladies here and there who are not very well gifted in the coordination department. Some of them love the front row, and it doesn't distract anybody. :)

Have a blast with whatever you decide!

Sandy

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9/14/10 10:50 A

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Thank you guys! I have to say, considering my inability to dance, I was tossing around the idea of buying the videos- going to an actual class is so out of the question for me! LOL. No one would be able to focus on the class- they'd all be laughing watching me flail around! :D My birthday is this Saturday- I think I'll order it as my birthday present, and if I don't like it- I have 30 days to return it. :)

Turbo Fire definitely IS intense- and I'm not quite THAT fit yet, so it'd be nice to have a day in there that I can sub out one of the crazy workouts for a fun one! :)

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9/13/10 4:20 P

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I went and took a look at the Turbo Fire. Looks fun, looks intense! I will tell you that there are probably some Zumba classes that will not make you burn like that, but then there are some that will. Just try a few out and decide if you want to do it.

I have read that 6 days cardio is what they are recommending now, so if you have rest days scheduled, go try it on those days and decide for yourself!

Sandy

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9/13/10 4:12 P

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I just watched the video online for TurboFire. I've been doing Zumba at home since March and love it. But if I were to perfectly honest with you, it looks like you get a much more intense workout with Turbo. Zumba is alot of dance moves. It is definately fun to do and wouldn't hurt you, I'm just not sure how much you would get out of it. And if you can do Turbo, the moves for the most part with Zumba should come pretty easy to you. Good luck to you!

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9/13/10 4:08 P

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I have never done the program you are talking about, but here's what I can tell you about Zumba:

Intensity varies based on your instructor.

Your intensity can vary based upon your desire to ramp it up.

The average participant burns 400-1000 calories per hour in Zumba.

I lost 40 lbs. doing this and not much else. Now, I need to modify what I'm eating.

Your first class or two won't feel like a mega workout until you are a little bit familiar with the steps, so go at least 3 times.

Zumba is designed to be easy, so if you struggle after a few times, try another instructor.

Zumba IS way fun, and it doesn't matter if you do everything just right, so long as you are having fun and getting a great workout!

Have you ever seen people leaving Zumba? They should be WET with SWEAT! :)

Sandy

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -Tanya Beardsley, Zumba Education Specialist

"There is a choice you make in everything you do, and in the end, the choice you make...makes you." -John Maxwell

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9/13/10 3:52 P

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Hi everyone! I'm not sure if anyone can answer this question, but I'm a big beachbody fan. I'm doing turbo fire right now. After watching some of the videos, this looks like a much less intense workout program than what I'm currently doing. It looks like FUN, though, but I don't want to feel like I'm not getting a good enough workout. Does that make sense? I'd say, on a scale of 1-10 for Turbo Fire, I'm consistently working at at least a 7- how would Zumba fare in comparison to that? Should I get it and just do it on my rest days as a fun activity? I'm also very very VERY uncoordinated! :) So, I'm still trying to figure out if I'd do well with it at all anyway! Ha! :D

Thanks for your input!!

Michelle


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