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7/14/12 12:43 A

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None--I am not a fad person.

The only reason that I tried Zumba was because I live in a place where I have no access to authentic Latin dancing.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba


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9/7/11 5:21 P

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Oy...how far back should I go? The Firm, ab roller, abs of steel, Jane Fonda Step, Wii Fit, joined a gym many years ago...it was a donation..I never went.

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8/14/11 4:45 P

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fads of equipment would be the mini rebounder and mini stair climber I love my gazelle I lost over 80 pounds using that piece of equipment decades ago it was the richard simmons sweating to the oldies

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8/14/11 1:17 P

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I tried the ab roller...lol

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8/13/11 7:52 P

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I did a lot with the Wii, like Wii Fit. but I haven't turned it on for months. Zumba's all I want to do, 2-3 times a week. I do have Zumba for Wii, but, it's just not the same as having fun with a group!

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8/13/11 1:07 P

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one I tried was called "yoga for Dummies" LOL

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5/24/11 11:34 A

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Ok, here I go :)

I have Walk Away the Pounds - I still like these and actually did a five mile walk this morning.

Tae Bo - I use to belong to the tape of the month club and got a new tape I think it was every month - I ended up with a whole library of Tae Bo. I don't really do them anymore.

Slim in 6 - I kind of like "Ramp it Up" and will probably revisit it every now and then. Burn it up is good too but I have to work my way up to it so that it doesn't feel like torture.

Richard Simmons - I use to think his workouts would be too easy but they are actually pretty good. I feel that I work my arms and core a lot with them.

Jari Love, The Firm, Patrick Goudeau, Kathy Smith, Turbo Jam, The hoola hoop, a stationary bike, 2 treadmills, Powerstrike, and more. But I have to say that right now my favorite too is Zummmmmbaaaaaaa. :D

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5/16/11 1:05 P

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I thoroughly agree--I love Zumba--in fact I am addicted--the fitness club I attend has many other classes, but I just can't get enough of zumba--I use between 700-800 calories/class--I weigh 141.

When I cannot get to class, I love to do my zumba video list from u-tube

Also, decided to spring for the wii version after reading the posts here--I just want to eat healthier and make good decisions regarding eating only when I am hungry and stopping when I feel satisfied. --would like to lose 10-15 pounds, but I don't want to diet and count calories.

I try to do 4-5 classes a week.

So glad to find others who love zumba--I have been doing it for about a year.
Marcia

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5/10/11 12:15 P

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Richard Simmons, WATP, BL, I like these all still, but Zumba is my number 1!!!

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4/28/11 7:09 P

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I have tried the gym, step classes, hot yoga, bootcamp and have tried multiple fitness dvd's. I bought the Tae Bo and Slim in 6 dvd's but found it to be such a drag. I would hate the idea of working out but I had to do it to try and lose weight. But, now that i have tried zumba, i have a completely different attitude towards exercise. I look forward to going to going to zumba since it is exciting and actually fun! I guess the difference is that I found exercise before was a punishment, and now with zumba I am actually doing something to make myself feel good! :)

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4/26/11 12:34 P

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While I tried a few, I only ever bought the Tae-Bo tapes. We did it in aerobics during gym in high school and I became addicted. I wore them out over the last 10 years.



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I have tried the firm, ab roller, thigh master, the gazelle, ab cruncher (you sit in a chair and hold the thingy on your lap and pull down) countless videos, spinning, step,the treadmill, walk fit, 30 day shred, taking the stairs(I work on the 14th floor)... I have tried a lot of things.

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4/16/11 2:46 P

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Before Zumba I had those Abs of Steel and Buns of Steel VHS tapes, Tae Bo (hated it), and a couple of belly dance dvds...and of course my clothes catch all aka ab lounger.

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4/14/11 3:24 P

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Oh yes, I forget about The Firm. I did those for a while too, but I remember getting bored with them.

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4/14/11 12:39 P

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Oh my goodness!!!
What HAVEN'T I tried??? That's more like it!!!
I've been working out regularly since the late 70's (Yes, I know--I'm OLD!!!)

I've done: jogging, stationary bike (have owned 2), skiing (downhill and cross-country), swimming, Tae Kwon Do, ALL of the 80's Aerobics fads!! Jane Fonda, Jazzercise, The Firm videos (my favorite for many years!! And got GREAT fresults!!), Tae Bo, Step Aerobics (Kathy Smith was my favorite). I had a cheap stepper machine, I own lots of small weights, an AbLounge (which workds when I DO it!!), resistance bands (great for travel!), and my latest-kettlebells!!
Yes, i admit it--I'm a sucker for workout fads!!!
But I think of it more as "Variety"--not following fads. I enjoy trying new things!

Of course Zumba is my FAVE!!!!! Ever since I took "Aerobic Dance" at my church when my first son was born, I've been hooked on any kind of cardio dance!! I even took my ACE certification in 1996 (American Council of Exercise) so I could have my own dance fitness classes at my church or community center (but never followed through--mostly lack of confidence, lack of time w/ 2 small kids). But now, I feel like I've realized my dream from back in the mid-80's--to lead FUN dance-exercise classes that give women the opportunity to workout, enjoy themselves and make new friends!! I LOVE being a Zumba Instructor!!!!




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4/14/11 9:14 A

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I did Tae Bo in college and when I was prepping for my wedding, I thought I really liked that. Later I got my hands on TurboJam, and I thought I loved that! Chalene is just so positive and keeps telling you all the great reasons you are doing it, which helps with the motivation factor. But lately, with Zumba, WOW! I have the Wii game and LOVE it - but I'm really looking forward to the new DVD's. Just have to set aside a little and then make the purchase!

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4/13/11 11:31 P

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I've done Pilates and Tae Bo. Stuck to the Tae Bo the most before Zumba, probably because it's hard core and passionate!

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4/13/11 9:22 P

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I admit freely that I tried the six week body makeover. The concept behind it seemed to make sense. But the food restriction concept just didn't work for me, and the "work out less" bit was ridiculous. I'm a gym rat and always have been. When it says "And don't set foot inside a gym!" I'm freaking out thinking, "But I WANNA!"

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Well i bought tons of Walk Away the Pounds DVD's but i still use them for a light workout.

But I did buy a LegMagic. What a waste of money! I think I got on it about 4 times

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4/13/11 5:35 P

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In my efforts to be fit over the years I have purchase:
Richard Simmons' VHS set: Sweating with the Oldies which included walking with the Classics
remember Suzanne Somers' Thigh Master - owned one of those
Jogging trampoline
The Buns of Steel VHS set with abs and arms

Sweating with the Oldies was fun but ZUMBA is a thousand times better!

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