My future sister in law is from Ecuador and teaches zumba, half a continent away. LOL she's in Idaho and I'm in PA. I'd love to try it, it looks so fun. Right now I use Walk it Out, but would like a fun dance game. I have my eye on it for Christmas. if I need a belt, I better make one, cause I'm to fat for the ones that are included with most games.
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My Zumba came with the belt. It's fits around your waist and has a velcro closure, with a pocket on the side to put your wii remote in. That's how the game measures your movements and gives you points. I just assumed that when you bought the Zumba game you automatically got the belt.
I have Zumba for the Wii and LOVE it. I use it just about every time I work out. I usually do one of the 45 minute classes and there's a 5 minute cool down along with it. According to my heart rate monitor, I burn about 300-340 calories for one 50 minute session. I've been using it for about 4 months now and haven't gotten bored with it yet.
I have it. I have used it a couple times - glad no one had a video camera handy. I am taking a zumba class now, have improved, and, sorry but I have not gone back to try zumba with the wii to see how it compares with the hour-long class that I take. The hour-long class is definitely a high-aerobic workout, although of course participants have a lot of leeway in how high to step, how much bounce to add, how hard to punch the arms, etc.
I love zumba. to me it is fun, not exercise. Really, anything that gets me up out of my chair and moving is a good thing.
When I can't fit in the 3-times-a-week zumba class, I'll get back to my zumba wii. From what I've seen with it, I'm sure I'll be able to get a good aerobic workout.
When I tried it out, I chose a 20-minute workout. I don't know if there are any hour-long workouts. Maybe someone else knows that. 3 20-minute workouts would be ok, but an hour-long one would have a warm-up, sustained high aerobic, then a cool-down. Doing 3 20-minute sessions will not give a long sustained high-energy session.
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