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6/22/11 6:46 A

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Can anyone suggest a DVD for Zumba. I don't have a Wii emoticon

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5/31/11 3:17 P

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Thanks, I will have to check out the Zumba for Wii.

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5/11/11 6:48 A

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I have a zumba wii program that I love to do. A local health center in the area is offering the first zumba class for free. So I may try one to see the difference and get out and interact with other people. Zumba is so much fun for me and it helps me relieve stress. It's hard at first but as you practice it it gets easier.

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5/4/11 11:20 P

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The "Y" in our town lets you come to a session for free to see if it is something you would do. Other gyms will do that also.
I bought the DVD's from the Zumba website and we use them at our church and several of us ladies meet and zumba together.

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5/4/11 1:51 P

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I'd love to try Zumba, but all I've been able to find in my area is having to pay for 3 months of classes ahead of time. I'd like to just be able to go to one class to try it out before having to commit to 3 months.

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4/15/11 2:13 P

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zumba is a great way to get fit!!! emoticon

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9/23/09 11:00 P

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I did my first DVD at church with a friend. We loved it and were completely worn out. It worked us at the top of our level, but oh, so much fun! We'll definately do it again.

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Have a great time!

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9/23/09 12:16 A

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I'm trying my first Zumba workout Wednesday night. Can't wait to see if I can do it and if I'll like it.

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9/22/09 7:00 P

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I love Zumba but I haven't been able to go in forever. I have Zumba DVD's, and I really don't like them! I prefer the classes.

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Bfabrry - I'm telling all those "I'm uncoordinated" people YOUR statement!

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I love to exercise, however, I hate classes because I find it hard to keep up and can never remember all of the steps and movements. However, ZUMBA, is totally different. I don't miss a class--I love it and it is excellent cardio. It may look confusing at first--but after 1 or 2 classes you'll be hooked.

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9/14/09 11:29 A

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EEK! I watched the YouTube video....that looks complicated for someone like me with two left feet. This is something I think I would have to do at home with the curtains closed!!! I can totally see how it would be a great workout. I will have to get a DVD!

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I had shin splits from the jumping at first. So, with that said, if you are deconditioned or have a problem like this, LISTEN to your body (this is to everyone) and consider keeping your steps to a lower level...at least to start out. I used to take 3 days off between classes to make sure it healed up. Then my knees would hurt for awhile. I had some kind of muscle in my legs build up I guess, because my knees don't hurt anymore. Be careful everyone and listen to your body.

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9/14/09 9:31 A

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I started working out with Zumba.It is definitely fun and easy to get into.At the beginning,my calfs hurt because of all of the jumping around, but know it feels like nothing.I still do it because it is fun, but i also do spinning and kickboxing.

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9/13/09 10:55 P

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Thanks for the encouragement:)I am sure I will have fun!

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I have 2 ladies that are in their 60s or 70s who come! Just work at your own level and have a great time!

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My cousin's daughter teaches Zumba here in Binghamton NY and they have been trying to get me to go. After hearing what everyone thinks this 50 something old lady is going to try it out this Wed.

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Thanks! I'll check online and see if I have to order it or if my local Target/WalMart has it.

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YES! There are a few older sets and a new DVD set just came out. A kids version just came out too! Zumbatomic!

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I knew I could count on my Spark friends to inform me about Zumba. I'll check it out on You tube. Are there Zumba DVDs?

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Thanks I will checked it out on You.tube emoticon

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Great fun and great exercise.

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I love it too!

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Ooh. I'd really love a Zumba toning class!

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Thanks for the info, I am going to check into it tomorrow after I get home.
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oh and i forgot to mention: Zumba is a cardio class like none other, but they also have Zumba Toning (using small hand weights), Zumba Aqua (new program), and Zumbatomic (Kids Zumba, also a new program)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5JmPXvdCuA

here's a good video showing a lot of the movements. it's a REALLY FUN workout. i teach it. it's the BEST.

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What is Zumba emoticon I interested in trying anything new once.

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I am in love with zumba! It's so much fun you forget that you are working out-you have to just fight the temptation to have a margarita after listening to all that latin music! lol!

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A new gym just opened in my area and they have Zumba. I was wondering what it was. I have a contract with Curves but once I get my car fixed I might check out this new gym and see how they work there.
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9/10/09 12:35 P

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Did you look on www.zumba.com for instructors or classes in your area?

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9/10/09 11:27 A

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I'm hoping this catches on up here (Northern Minn.). I would much rather do it with others than alone at home - after watching a few sample videos, it sure looks more fun with a crowd.

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Sounds like a lot of fun---I'll have to find a class:)

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I too love Zumba. I've had about a 3 month break because I hurt my ankle and I am so looking forward to going back when we get back from vacation. I try to fit in 2 days a week and I know I would not like it as well if I did it alone from a DVD.

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Aw that's too bad. Life makes it hard sometimes. Well, then, I guess you'll just have to make the most out of that one day!! :)

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Sandy - That would be awesome. There is another dance studio here that teaches it I think every day of the week, but my problem is finding time. I'm almost pushing my limits of time already. I don't think I could squeeze in another class, unfortunately.

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Raynebair - tell your gym or instructor you want more - if you do! It's the only way to get it!

Zumba is so popular at my gym (I teach it) that we have 17 classes a week!

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Zumba is super fun! I wish I could do it more often. My class only meets once a week and I know I wouldn't have as much fun at home as I do in class.

Calories burned is extremely variable for Zumba. Some people burn 700-1000 calories in an hour. Others only burn 300-500. My last class I didn't quite hit 400 calories.

But a lot of it depends on how much effort you put into it. How energetic the class is, your fitness level and all other factors that determine your calorie burn (age, weight, height, etc).

The best thing to do is find a class and do one. Most classes offer a free one time deal so you can see how you like it before paying for more time. And grab a heart rate monitor to see exactly how many calories you burn.

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Ditto that!!!

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I do almost all Zumba and have been doing so since last winter. I have lost all my weight doing so.

It is latin and world-based dance fitness class. SO much fun! Try it!!

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The movements are not hard to do. emoticon

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It is latin dancing. It's a lot of fun. I build up a killer sweat doing it and the class flies by.

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Zumba...isn't it brazilian dance ?

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I've been hearing a lot about Zumba, but don't know exactly what it is. Is it cardio, aerobics, what? Who has done it? Is it fun? About how many calories do you burn during a session?

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