0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
REEKU731's Photo REEKU731 SparkPoints: (40,534)
Fitness Minutes: (31,675)
Posts: 8,283
7/3/11 11:18 A

Send Private Message
Reply
So to get your Weight Loss Ticker to display - go to your Sparkpage and select "Edit My Sparkpage" in the top right. Then scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you'll see an area for your weight loss ticker. Check the box that says "YES! Show my weight loss ticker" and enter all the information there. Then just hit "Save" when you're done.

emoticon

~~~~~NCSF and ACT Certified Personal Trainer~~~~~
-Certified Fitness Nutritionist & Licensed Zumba & Zumbatomic Instructor!!-

Follow My Crazy Fitness Adventures at
www.themadnessofhilly.blogspot.com

Co-Leader of the Official NM & Albuquerque teams, Going INSANE with Insanity! Team, Final Goal Weight in 2012 Team & the Trainers In Training Team!


 current weight: 180.8 
 
217
206.5
196
185.5
175
BONNIEDENNIS's Photo BONNIEDENNIS SparkPoints: (27,598)
Fitness Minutes: (70,562)
Posts: 339
7/3/11 2:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It was just an option when I was setting up my page.

 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
MRAUGA74 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,411)
Posts: 3
7/2/11 9:08 P

Send Private Message
Reply
thanks for the encouragement--very thankfull I am able to do more than many even younger--you will do fine--
Can you tell me how you added the gauge of pounds lost--I have yet to find out how to do it--
Marcia
emoticon

BONNIEDENNIS's Photo BONNIEDENNIS SparkPoints: (27,598)
Fitness Minutes: (70,562)
Posts: 339
6/30/11 7:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You are awesome!! I'm 61 and I have to keep it low impact. So I have two years to get to 141 and jumping!!!! emoticon

 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
MRAUGA74 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,411)
Posts: 3
6/30/11 6:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I use my timex(60.00) heart monitor and calories are counted--I usually do all the moves (jumping) and I usually use between 700-800 calories and I weigh 141 lbs.--not bad for a 63 year old --
emoticon

Hope this helps--right now I have a knee injury so I will have to take it slower for a while
emoticon

Edited by: MRAUGA74 at: 6/30/2011 (18:43)
BONNIEDENNIS's Photo BONNIEDENNIS SparkPoints: (27,598)
Fitness Minutes: (70,562)
Posts: 339
6/26/11 9:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bodies are so interesting, aren't they? emoticon

 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
JOJO8374 SparkPoints: (665)
Fitness Minutes: (1,317)
Posts: 14
6/26/11 5:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have a Polar hrm with a chest strap. It's much more accurate than my Mio Drive was. The Mio said I was burning twice what the Polar says. Honestly I kind of miss being lied too. The more fit I become the fewer calories I burn. I'm at a loss as to how I can increase it. I go full out and only burn 450/hr.

MARTAD28 SparkPoints: (7,428)
Fitness Minutes: (6,617)
Posts: 5
6/24/11 10:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You all have been so helpful. I ended up picking up a MIO Motion HRM the other day. Its hard to say how accurate it is because after 45 minutes of moderate in my target zone intensity the monitor read 209 calories burnt, when the SP calculator gives me 312 calories burnt and Zumbacalc calculator gives me 415. I like the idea of the HRM with the calorie capability. Now I'm tempted to get one that comes with a chest strap to check the accuracy emoticon . I'll wait a while first, til i can get good deal.

emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 168.8 
 
168.8
163.35
157.9
152.45
147
REEKU731's Photo REEKU731 SparkPoints: (40,534)
Fitness Minutes: (31,675)
Posts: 8,283
6/21/11 12:59 P

Send Private Message
Reply
That's a cool tracker! It won't be completely accurate for everyone though and I found it was WAY too high for me. It doesn't take into consideration age, muscle/fat ratios, current fitness levels and metabolic factors. I'm 26 years old, mid-170s with a decent amount of muscle (I wear a size 6), have been working out consistently for years and I work out med to hard (I'm an instructor) for every work out. I also am hypothyroid and have a lower resting heart rate and lower metabolic rate than the average person.

I usually burn 500-625 calories on my BodyBugg in a Zumba workout depending on what I'm doing (I burn a different rate in my circuit classes VS regular classes). The calculator said I burned "729" in an hour worth of work, but I know this is too high based on what my Bugg says. I think this is a great way to estimate burn and a general tool for people to use - but the only way to get an exact number on what your individual body is doing is to wear a monitoring device that will modify based on your own personal information.

~~~~~NCSF and ACT Certified Personal Trainer~~~~~
-Certified Fitness Nutritionist & Licensed Zumba & Zumbatomic Instructor!!-

Follow My Crazy Fitness Adventures at
www.themadnessofhilly.blogspot.com

Co-Leader of the Official NM & Albuquerque teams, Going INSANE with Insanity! Team, Final Goal Weight in 2012 Team & the Trainers In Training Team!


 current weight: 180.8 
 
217
206.5
196
185.5
175
ZUMBACALC SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 14
6/21/11 12:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I recently created a page to try to answer this very question:

It would be great to get your feedback as to how close or far you find this from what your heart rate monitor tells you. sites.google.com/site/zumbacaloriesb
ur
nt


Edited by: ZUMBACALC at: 6/21/2011 (12:41)
REEKU731's Photo REEKU731 SparkPoints: (40,534)
Fitness Minutes: (31,675)
Posts: 8,283
6/20/11 9:54 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I agree with WEBSAM - since everyone is different, if you want a closer estimation to your exact burn get a Heart Rate Monitor with a chest strap (Polar is a great brand and you can pick up a good one for around $90 at Best Buy). I personally wear a BodyBugg and this tells me my burns in each of my classes as I have the Digital Display.

~~~~~NCSF and ACT Certified Personal Trainer~~~~~
-Certified Fitness Nutritionist & Licensed Zumba & Zumbatomic Instructor!!-

Follow My Crazy Fitness Adventures at
www.themadnessofhilly.blogspot.com

Co-Leader of the Official NM & Albuquerque teams, Going INSANE with Insanity! Team, Final Goal Weight in 2012 Team & the Trainers In Training Team!


 current weight: 180.8 
 
217
206.5
196
185.5
175
WEBSAM's Photo WEBSAM SparkPoints: (22,817)
Fitness Minutes: (47,238)
Posts: 1,964
6/19/11 1:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you want accuracy, get a heart rate monitor with calories burned function.

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

"If you want to change your life, then you must change your life." -Unknown

Zumba Instructor Profile:
29223.zumba.com
www.zumbawithsandy.com


 current weight: 155.0 
 
180
166.25
152.5
138.75
125
BONNIEDENNIS's Photo BONNIEDENNIS SparkPoints: (27,598)
Fitness Minutes: (70,562)
Posts: 339
6/19/11 1:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When you enter your cardio, you'll find cardio dancing as an option, that includes Zumba. Party on!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 12.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
MARTAD28 SparkPoints: (7,428)
Fitness Minutes: (6,617)
Posts: 5
6/19/11 10:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi. I'm new to this SP team and love, love, love Zumba. I like to know how one determines calories burned doing Zumba. I have a HRM and always get to my target zone, but I don't know what that means in calories burned. Can someone answer? Thx. emoticon

 current weight: 168.8 
 
168.8
163.35
157.9
152.45
147
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Spice Up Your Body With Zumba General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Help....Which set??? 6/5/2013 7:19:18 PM
Gained Weight With Zumba 7/7/2013 4:51:25 AM
SCULPT AND TONE 3/18/2014 12:57:09 PM
ZUMBA INCREDIBLE RESULTS SYSTEM 6/29/2014 4:25:00 PM
Emoticon for how you're doing today 8/3/2014 10:41:22 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18983x42513131

Review our Community Guidelines