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PILOTJESS
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3/15/11 8:20 P

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Awesome all! I do have bad knees, so sometimes DDR gets to be a little too much, (altho you can modify to turn jumping off). After all the rave reviews, I'm going to have to add it to my wish list!

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HRAMOS1920
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3/15/11 10:46 A

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I also modify due to bad knees but it still a work out...I do what I can and don't feel like I am cheating myself at all by modify for my needs.


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3/15/11 4:09 A

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Kim TY for your post. I have lupus and have had a stroke and I wanted to get the Zumba for Wii but was scared that I would not be able to modify it.

Sheree

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HRAMOS1920
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3/15/11 3:38 A

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Love love love my Zumba. I use this as at least one of my cross train days for my walking program. I truly love my Zumba and talk about a work out. PHEW!


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3/14/11 11:57 P

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Chrissy- When you created your profile it asked you what dificulty level you wanted to play at (easy, medium, hard- I think those were the 3 anyway). You then go in and play the different "levels" in the game- beginner, intermediate... and you can do each of those at each of the difficulty levels- does that help?

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3/14/11 10:35 P

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just got done the Intermediate Class 1 - first time trying it, and it was easier than I expected -at the end it still said the difficulty level was easy, so I'm a little confused, but all-in-all I am enjoying Zumba for the Wii.

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


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3/14/11 5:02 P

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I have bad knees with Fibromyalgia/arthritis and I have Just Dance 2 and Zumba...I too do the modifying and don't do the jumping....I don't do the jumping on JD2 either...Just modify and keep moving ... the Zumba ROCKS!!!

~~Kim~~
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If you BITE it, WRITE it!
INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results! SHAKE IT UP!


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3/12/11 8:55 P

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I don't have the Just Dance games or DDR for the Wii (yet), so I can't comment on those.

I do have Active 2- and I really like that one. It adjusts to your fitness level, which sometimes sucks (I really hate footfires!), but it also means that it is making sure that the workout remains challenging, the routine is different every time you use it- there are a few exercises that it seems like I get every time I use it, but it's not always the same exercises in the same order, because it has a HRM and it weighs you it is giving a pretty accurate calorie burn. The downs with Active 2- I have not used the balance board except to weigh in, because from everything I have read you only use it for a couple exercises and it is always "timing out" and intrerupting the workout, you only use the remote for a few exercises also, to get around that timing out I push the A button every couple of exercises, my least favorite part about Active 2 is that there is quite a long pause between the exercises. I bought new resistance bands right after buying the game, so that I would have a higher resistance, and the band that comes with is a bit cheap.

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FRUGALTERRY
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3/12/11 4:50 P

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This is an interesting conversation. I have been doing the Walk it out for almost a year. I have been thinking about a new game and Zumba sounds fun. Its either that or the Active2


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JENNA3FROG
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3/12/11 3:40 P

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Thinking I better skip the Zumba too due to knee and back issues ... jogging doesn't even work for me :/

What are the Just Dance games for the Wii like? Are they like the DDR stuff where you step on different parts of a mat as the arrows progress on the screen or are they something different?

Jen

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SWIMLOVER
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3/12/11 1:46 P

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I was going to look into getting the Zumba but I have OA of the spine so I think I will stick with Just Dance 2 and Gold's Gym Dance. I love the Wii bowling also.


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AMYLS1345
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3/12/11 1:10 P

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Another good dance type exercise program for the wii is Just Dance and Just Dance 2, I love my just dance 2 and it makes you sweat:)

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DRW843
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3/12/11 1:06 P

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I have never been to a real Zumba either. Everyone says it is the same steps.


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DRW843
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3/12/11 1:05 P

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Good for you! Keep it going girl. Fabulous results. I have done the wii exercises for 15 months (6 mos every single day) I am now on 4 times per week.


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BRATTY_ME27
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3/12/11 12:47 P

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Citrus- That is my only problem with Zumba, I have bad knees too, so I kind of "modify" some of the moves- instead of jumping I kind of "bounce" in place and just move my feet to the proper position. If you aren't the type that can accept that and modify, then no I wouldn't get it. I don't know if it is available to rent anywhere, but if it is try renting it to see if it is too hard on your knees and back, or if you can handle modifying.

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Hip------ 48.5" ----- 44"
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Thigh--- 24.75"---24.5"
U Arm--- 13.5"----14.25"

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CITRUSPINE
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3/12/11 12:29 P

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Thank you for the caution about Zumba. I was considering getting it but now I am not sure as I do have bad knees and trouble with my back. Love to dance so will have to look for something else.
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3/12/11 12:23 P

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I love my Zumba game for Wii. Now a quick disclaimer- I have never had the opportunity to go to a "real" Zumba class so I can't compare to one. I have fun doing the moves- and I know I'm not doing some of them right, but I am still moving and having fun. I have not progressed beyond the 2 beginner classes yet, my plan is to try the next level class within the next couple of weeks. Only thing I would caution- if you have knee problems you may want to try before you buy, there is some jumping and a fair amount of twisting involved.

Hope that this helps!


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Waist---- 42.5"----- 37.5"
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Thigh--- 24.75"---24.5"
U Arm--- 13.5"----14.25"

0" and 1 LBS lost this week for a total of 10" and 19.5 lbs!


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PILOTJESS
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3/12/11 12:02 P

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For those of you with the Zumba game, how do you like it? I've been thru Wii Fit Plus, and do my weigh ins there for consistency. LOVE the DDR Disney game. It has a workout mode, and the kids will dance along with me, but I've 'finished' all the challenges, so I'm not as excited to play. I'm looking for something new.

Old....it sure beats dead!


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