25,000-29,999 SparkPoints 26,134

Why isn't Zumba in fitness tracker options?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I just literally busted my butt doing Zumba (
) for the past 35 minutes. I am dripping, no... pouring sweat, from my inaugural attempt. So excited to have done such an enthusiastic work out, I jumped right on to SP to log my cardio only to find Zumba is not listed!!!

What gives?! There are thirty billion versions of treadmill, SP videos, walking but NO ZUMBA. Darn it all anyway. So I logged it as fast dancing as I assume that is the closest thing; though I am wondering if high impact aerobics might be more appropriate considering my heart rate? Your opinion for tracking (Zumba masters especially) is appreciated as is any insight as to why the SP oversight.

Muchas gracias!

BTW: that is a 55 min workout in total but I was only able to safely make it through the first 35 mins. Hope you have the gumption to give it a try. It will definitely have you laughing at/with yourself!!! And that is half the fun emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You did great for the first time out, slap yourself on the back!

    And those of you with knee or other joint issues, even if you don't keep up and just zumba in place - you will break a sweat and get some burn in so don't let that keep you from trying.

    Last year a whole bunch of us lobbied to get it put on, maybe we should give it a try again. They'll do it just to shut us up you think?
    2813 days ago
    I remember reading that the reason Wii workouts were in there is because there was a published research study about the level of calorie burn. Guess there hasn't been any for Zumba - or if there is, it hasn't yet been reviewed.

    Zumba is fun though - enjoy!!
    2813 days ago
    I wonder the same thing! It needs to be on there! emoticon
    2813 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.