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?
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.
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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!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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