I belong to a zumba class, and my instructors always say that if you can't do certain moves then just walk in place as long as you move. It is great because it is not only movement but fun hooting and hollering while working out. My instructor also says that we should wear court shoes so we can dance without hurting out feet. I now got the zumba wii game and it is good but not the same as the real thing.
Zumba is my all time favorite exercise class! I have been taking it once or twice a week for over three years. I am 52 and a bit overweight, but I don't feel self conscious at all because we have so many different kinds of people in my classes - young, old, men, women, fit, very overweight - you name it! Our classes are very diverse, which is what makes them fun. We all have so much fun together because the instructors are great, they motivate us and tell us "just do what you can do". If anyone feels silly in a Zumba class, it is time to find a new class! With the right classmates and instructors, you can truly have a blast while blasting calories. Please don't give up!
I can barely walk forget Zumba.Would love to be able to take classes but with severe spinal athritis I am doing good just to be able to walk around my house a little and exercise on my elliptical in the eve.Sure sounds like FUN!
I went to my first Zumba class a couple of months ago and was surprised at the range of ages and body sizes, and how easily everyone followed along. I sure didn't get every move at first but it wasn't so bad. Zumba is work, but it's a pleasure compared to trying to tolerate an hour on the treadmill or elliptical.
I've always loved Zumba. I love dancing and have good rhythm, so for me, Zumba feels like an extension of something I already love as opposed to a workout, And it has helped me lose the kilos!
4/1/2013 11:27:23 AM
if you are embarrassed easily DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! you will forever hate it. my own niece told me how stupid i looked. i couldn't keep up with the other people, i couldn't hear the teacher, this was my third and last class, i just walked out, red faced, embarrassed, and with a hatred of this exersize, i will never go back! i was so frustrated when i walked out i was crying! i have never gone back to the gym even though i have a membership, this is the kind of problem a lot of us beginners have. people tell us to jump in and enjoy, and we get lost frustrated and carry a hatred of the exercise, i would never tell anyone this class is fun and easy because that is a huge lie, this class is hard and frustrating!! zumba is not for a beginner, it is a class for people who have some sort of dance history.
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