SparkPeople Zumba Lovers Team Messageboard This is for all those people who love Zumba! Zumba is for everyone! SparkPeople Zumba Lovers Team Messageboard Post for Valentines Day Challenge 2021 Starting weight: 188 <BR> <BR> January 1 : 30 minutes other workout:0 <BR> January 2: 0; other workout:0 <BR> January 3: 60; other workout: 0 <BR> January 4: 120; other workout: 0 <BR> January 5: 0; other workout:30 minute walk <BR> January 6: 60 minutes; other workout: 0 <BR> January 7: 40 minutes; other workout: 20 <BR> January 8: 120 minutes; other workout: 20 <BR> January 9: 60 minutes; other workout: 60 <BR> January 10: 60 minutes; other 0 <BR> January 11: 20; other 0 <BR> January 12: 0... Sun, 3 Jan 2021 07:55:37 EST What are your goals this week, month, or year? Eat less sugar Tue, 29 Dec 2020 07:59:53 EST What is for dinner? Chicken breast and steamed broccoli! Sat, 12 Dec 2020 19:48:49 EST So, who has their holiday decorations up first? I am already seeing trees and lights up...who already has their decorations up? Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:22:57 EST Fundraising Zumba event for 2020 Anyone take part in a fundraiser or awareness event this year...virtual or in person? Please share! Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:17:59 EST December 2020 Challenge What fitness challenge would you like to see for December? I suggest you reach out as a motivation to team emoji or positive post on their spark page! Making new friends! One person per day=31 new friends! Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:14:58 EST Dancing surfaces What are you dancing on? Carpet, wood, or concrete? What are your favorite shoes for that surface? Do you use shoe socks for carpeting to protect your knees? Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:08:22 EST What song moves you? What song makes you want to dance? Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:49:57 EST Zumba lives Did 45 min of Zumba today! Glad to get back to it again! Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:30:51 EST Dealing w/ music taste-based judgment? Exactly what the title says. As a newly-licensed "instructor", I'm inordinately worried about people judging, in particular, my music taste. I definitely want to use music that I love, but I can't help questioning it. Is this song overused? Is this song still popular, or has it been retired from the Zumba community for 5 years already? Will this song be exciting enough? Are the lyrics too suggestive? Is this song too "out there" for a Zumba class? What if everybody hates it? OH GOD, WHAT IF E... Thu, 6 Sep 2018 23:05:58 EST Please help me find this song! I've been trying to search for a Zumba song but I still couldn't find it. In the middle of the song the lyrics go like this. ''Ahso rika (with a boom sound), Ahso rika(with a boom sound) .....*and the background music goes* (boom boom boom boom...)" It might be ahso rika/rita/riko..etc and it's most probably a Spanish song but I'm not sure. Does anyone know this song? Thanks for helping!! Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:14:54 EST unknown zumba song I've been searching high and low on zumba playlists on youtube and spotify for this song we do almost every week but I can't find it <BR> <BR> It's a very upbeat song. Would say it's all in English, but It definitely sounds like it's meant to be specifically a zumba/workout song rather than a mainstream song. <BR> <BR> I believe at the beginning there's a line like "I said tell me what you want" "put your hands on me". Just before the chorus the line is something like "let me see you jump! ... Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:50:41 EST Name of zumba song Does anyone the name of this zumba song? It's a fast song, and I think it's popular. The song is in spanish, sung by a male. The beginning of the song goes like "Come on, come on... then something in spanish.... then "You make it look so easy. You make it look so easy." The chorus sounds something like "Wanna beep wanna beep wanna beep wanna beep" Then it goes "Sexy mami...." then something in spanish. Then it goes "Shake it mama, shake it mama..." Fri, 1 Jun 2018 03:09:27 EST barefeet for zumba Hi, <BR> I am very new to Zumba classes, but started last week. I was told that the trainers I had on were no good for Zumba and had to go in my barefeet which I must say was not too comfortable. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what the best trainers or footwear is to wear for a class. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:55:47 EST Looking for name of a Pitbull (I think) song Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm a fairly new Zumba lover and I'm looking for a song that I am pretty sure is from Pitbull, but I can't figure out which one it is. (Don't laugh too hard, but it sounds like he's saying, "Hey ah key ay a Zumba....hey ah key ay a Zumba...". I love the song but I can't figure out which one it is. Anyone know it? Help! :) Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:04:41 EST Hello! Hello fellow Zumba Lovers! <BR> <BR> I've actually been a part of this team for a long time but I took a long hiatus from Spark. It feels great to be back!! I absolutely love Zumba, unfortunately with my work schedule I can only do it on weekends. <em>46</em> But hey, that's better than none! So I just wanted to say hi and I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all! Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:04:27 EST lady's plantar fasciitis slippers If there is ever a perfect shoe designed for the recovering or damaged foot,now you may have the quality of lady's plantar fasciitis slippers most reliable <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>ippers <BR> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:43:01 EST New member Hello everyone, I am new on this site so just thought I would say Hi. <BR> I am newish to Zumba but have done dance classes in the past, although Zumba is a bit different in a good way. <BR> Happy Zumba to all. <em>30</em> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:11:08 EST Had to do Zumba barefoot. Is this good or bad? Hello, <BR> We had a Zumba day last week for charity which was on all day 9am - 4pm. I got lots of sponsors on the understanding I would Zumba for 2 hours at a time with 15 minutes breaks if needed. As it was for a good charity I agreed. When I arrived on the day I realised I had forgot my Zumba shoes and only had heels. I called my boyfriend at home but he was out so I was stuck as he had the car. I kept my socks on, but after 5 minutes the people who run the gym told me to my horror that so... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 04:20:22 EST Hello from Taiwan! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello guys! My name is Suzanne - I come from the UK but I have been living in Taiwan for the last 4 years and hopefully many more to come. I'm a big Zumba enthusiast and often attend events where I am the only non-Taiwanese person! This picture is from the last event - 1000 people dancing Zumba at Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. It was awesome. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's nice to join ... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:36:27 EST song name Does anyone remember a song that was popular a couple of years back that had a train whistle in it? I cannot remember the name of that song. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:42:14 EST Looking for Help with a SparkPeople Blog! Hey there, Zumba fans and SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> My name is Alicia and I am the editor here at SparkPeople. I'm working on a new blog all about Zumba music and I was hoping to request some help from this team! If it's not too much trouble. I'd love to hear your favorite Zumba song. Please include both the title and the artist. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your help! <BR> Alicia Capetillo <BR> Editor, SparkPeople Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:01:35 EST Instructors going to Convention 2017 Since the Zumba Instructors team has been inactive, I thought I'd post here. Any instructors going to this year's convention? What sessions are you taking and where are you staying? Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:20:09 EST Zumba at Home Hi, <BR> Apologies if this has been asked before. I go to a couple of Zumba classes a week but would really like to Zumba at home too. Which do you prefer..Zumba for Wii or Zumba DVDs? Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:40:50 EST Hi EveryonE! Hi everyone! I'm a new team member! I love Zumba! I'm actually a Zumba instructor from Alabama! Hope to gain some inspiration and motivation from you in the future! Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:21:15 EST Need help Recently purchased Zumba Tone Up DVD system. I am having trouble accessing the digital download for the weekly workout guide. Can anyone help me get this please? <BR> Sat, 14 May 2016 15:09:30 EST Bad Ankle I love doing Zumba but I have a rod &amp; screws in my left ankle and end up in a lot of pain afterwards. Just wondering if anyone has found a way to deal with something like this. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> Thu, 5 May 2016 12:18:38 EST What is this Zumba song We've just started dancing to a new song. It starts very slow with trumpets, I think. Sounds a bit like Tom Jones 'you can leave your hat on' then speeds up and slows down in a <BR> sexy way. I love it Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:06:41 EST What's That Song Hi, <BR> I have heard this song in Zumba classes both in UK &amp; Italy and would love to know what it's called <BR> Lyrics I recognise are "Do what you want, say what you say" then later I think it says "Welcome to my world" <BR> If anyone knows it's name? <BR> Many Thanks Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:55:30 EST What's that song? HELP ME Hello, <BR> <BR> Sometime ago I used to dance a song that had somekind of Semba / African rithym and I don't know the name. The song is mostly instrumental and I can't even remember what the singer says. <BR> <BR> What I ask is if you can help me, saying some songs that you dance with an African rithym. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance :) Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:58:22 EST Favorit DVD Set? Hey guys! I am just curious, which is your favorite Zumba DVD set? I have all of them I believe, the first one (I think) whatever it is called, Exhilarate and Incredible Results. My favorite set is Exhilarate. Side note, did you know that Walmart is selling Zumba stuff now? I just noticed that the other day! Dance your hearts out guys! <BR> <BR> <em>355</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:12:43 EST Soon to be instructor from the uk! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've just joined SparkPeople especially to join this team as I found it on Google and it's been really helpful! <BR> <BR> I have been doing Zumba for about two years and recently decided I'm going to do my B1 training in March. My main and favourite instructor has been really helpful and supportive and I may already have a job lined up at one of the gyms that's part of the chain she works for! <BR> <BR> She said she's teaching at a different branch of the gym unti... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:59:05 EST hi Hi everyone, I'm new to the team. Zumba is definitely my exercise of choice. Been going to classes twice a week for about 3 years now. best choice i ever made. fun classes and a great way of making new friends. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:47:27 EST Zumba Aerobic Dancing? Is Zumba considered aerobic dancing or general dancing? I always have to reclassify my workout from my activity tracker when I do Zumba and I'm not sure what to put it as. I have been reclassifying it as general dancing but I didn't know if that was right. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:34:29 EST Zumba for tall thin people I love zumba ive been doing zumba for 7 months now and there's a huge difference since I first started dancing But I realize that short (not thin) people are better in zumba than the tall <BR> Im pretty good at zumba but lately I feel like im not getting any better or i think im having a small change and when I compare myself "tall and thin" with the short ones I feel really discouraged to dance and get disappointed, is it just me seeing this from a wrong view and I need time to get better o... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 14:20:48 EST zumba song Does anyone know a zumba song with the words ah ziggy ziggy Ziggy in it, it sounds a bit indianish Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:24:29 EST Zumba There is a zumba song that says "shake shake shake, shake it to the beat move your booty" something like that and i really wanna know the name of this song. Does anyone know? Wed, 2 Dec 2015 16:50:28 EST ZUMBA. There is a zumba song that says "shake shake shake, shake it to the beat move your booty" and it also says "put your hands up put your hands up wiggle ..." Something something i really wanna know the name of this song. Someone help out please? Wed, 2 Dec 2015 16:29:37 EST help! on zumba workout today there was this song that I just can't get out of my head but can't find it on youtube :( <BR> I'm almost sure there's a line that goes: dale dale crazy todos bailando sexy dale dale sin parar.... <BR> it's a jumpy fast song, someone has any idea what is its name?? <BR> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:58:31 EST Bhangra song search Hi there! New to the forum but not new to zumba. <BR> <BR> I have pretty much found every song my instructor has taught us except this one because I can't for the life of me work out how to spell the Hindi (if it is actually Hindi) in the song. I managed to find Indian Moonshine but there was one other which was a lot slower. <BR> <BR> The start has a male singing and our instructor has us do a forward and back step for 8 then switch legs. <BR> <BR> I am sure that at one point the guy say... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:46:24 EST Zumbathon Challenge I challenge our team to participate in at least one Zumbathon in September. Post your Zumbathon experience here after you completed the challenge. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:42:25 EST Song finding request! I just love this song and my instructor just left permanently! Hopefully someone can identify it because I've searched extensively already. <BR> The song starts with an engine revving sound and then has a horn (trumpet?) through it like: bum bum bu-dum bu-dum. During those parts we sort of squat and twist one of our heels out. <BR> Thanks ahead of time! Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:46:42 EST Ebay Listing If anyone is interested I just put a pair of pants up on ebay that would be good Zumbawear. I bought them, but never used them; they are new without tags. Grabbed wrong size so there was no need for them: <BR> <link><BR>Name=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554<BR>.l2649 </link> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:15:45 EST How you feel by posting an emoticon <em>9</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:33:00 EST After zumba basic training 1 When I was in the Zumba basic training course for 1. The instructor told me about like a refresher course, has anyone taken this course.Or a course on cueing? <BR> Thanks in advance. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:08:40 EST Help finding a song name!!! Hi everyone. <BR> Need help to find the name of a song. <BR> Starts Bollywood style then switches to Salsa. Facing to the left salsaing to the front of the room then backwards jog back repeat for right side. Lazy leg to the right then back to the left where you started. Goes from Salsa to Bollywood through song. Male voices only. It sounds like Mami de rossa Mami de la de rossa in lazy leg!!!!!!! Please x thanks in advance <em>41</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:41:11 EST help me find this zumba song <BR> It's an upbeat song..kinda.sounds like.... ready i ready i ready i...saayy waaa. Then a girl shouts mami or mama <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:50:36 EST help me find this zumba song <BR> It's an upbeat song..kinda.sounds like.... ready i ready i ready i...saayy waaa. Then a girl shouts mami or mama <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:50:09 EST Indianapolis Zumba classes I'm in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I do Zumba on Saturday mornings at the Crooked Creek HUB on Michigan Road. I'd like to hear from other Central Indiana Zumba fans about when/where their classes are. Just want to know what other opportunities are out there. Thanks. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:19:57 EST hello zumba group My name is Renee and I love doing Zumba! I go to a regular zumba class once a week. I have Aqua Zumba class twice a week. I have started doing some toning at home with youtube videos. I guess you can say I'm hooked! lol Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:36:15 EST Can't get this song out of my head!!! In Zumba, there is a song where you do 2x basic cumbia and jump to the side? I hope this is understandable Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:32:34 EST New to the group and Zumba Hello, <BR> I'm new to the group and to Zumba. I am 34 almost 35, have 2 kids. My main priority have been my kids. It's time for me to start thinking about my health. So I'm going to start working out with Zumba videos and other videos and hopefully I can lose the weight that I really need to lose. Tue, 26 May 2015 17:24:16 EST New to the team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team, but a long time Zumba lover. I was always terrified to do group exercise, but my best friend finally was able to drag me to a Zumba class about a year and a half ago. I was living in Kentucky at the time, and there was a dedicated Zumba studio there, so I was doing Zumba up to 5 or 6 times a week. <BR> <BR> I moved to Spokane, Washington in October of 2014, and due to depression got out of exercising and going to Zumba. There is not a dedicated ... Mon, 25 May 2015 19:11:17 EST Hello from TN :) Hi everyone! I'm Kara, 34 and I live in east Tennessee. I'm a librarian and I run a small rural library. I have been overweight since I was a child, and have been on medicine for high blood pressure for a few years now. I have tried to lose weight so many times, and would do well for a while before I let something get in the way and derail me. I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and the number on the scale shocked me. I am at the highest weight I've ever been. I have problems with my k... Sat, 16 May 2015 14:12:38 EST Hi!! :) Hi Sparkies... <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. :) I was here before .... lost weight ... gained some of it back ... not really happy about that.... so that's why I'm back on Spark. I need a change and this worked really well for me the first time and hoping it will work again for me. It's really difficult to get back on track after months of being *off* track. :( <BR> <BR> I am a fitbit user. I have a cute pink fitbit. I totally love it! :) <BR> <BR> On June 17th - I will be gradua... Mon, 11 May 2015 22:45:44 EST I Need HELP :) PLEASE :) Went to a Zumba Master Class this weekend and there was an amazing song. I cannot find it online. <BR> <BR> It started "Jump rope jump rope everybody jump rope" or "Jump rope jump rope make your body jump rope" and then it was mostly light on the lyrics after that the phrase was repeated a few times during the song. But there was a lot of instrumental time. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know what this song is called. I tried finding it online but was just given a lot of youtube videos on jump rope... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:18:51 EST Zumba -- anytime, anyplace? I looove Zumba. After trying Zumba last year, I finally understood the advice of picking an exercise that you like doing. I've never lasted more than a year with any other form of exercise, or exercised more regularly. Here's my challenge: I only have access to three Zumba classes a week-- Monday & Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings-- and they don't always fit with my schedule. I wish I could attend Zumba classes early weekday mornings, too! I'm thinking about trying Zumba at home. Does ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:15:56 EST Any guys here who do zumba? I'm a guy myself and I must say, it feels really weird and awkward when I'm the only guy in the class and it's 20+ females. Sometimes I would just start to wonder if there's something wrong with me even though I'm definitely straight! <BR> <BR> Would like to hear how other guys feel about this, especially if you happen to be the only guy. <BR> Occasionally, there would be 1 - 2 guys who accompany their wives / gfs to the classes but they usually stop after 1 lesson. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:27:11 EST Help me to identify these 2 zumba songs! Song 1: It's definitely a salsa song, and in it, I hear the word "salsa" and "zumba" every now and then in the chorus. I don't think the song language is english either. Probably latin or some other south american language or something. If no one is able to identify the song, I'll probably try to sing out the tune and post the link somewhere lol <BR> It's sang by a male, no female. <BR> <BR> Song 2: This song seems to be a very recent has the Fur Elise tune in the song, but it's v... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 11:39:28 EST Help me find this song Hello there! <BR> I would like to know if anyone knows this song: <BR> <BR> - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> and this one: <BR> <BR> - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm sorry but I had to record it because I don't even know the lyrics. <BR> <BR> Can anyone help me? Thank you so much in advance :) Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:39:31 EST New Member Hi, I'm Deb. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm married with two kids, and in my 40s. <BR> I was going to a gym, but it closed. So I've decided to get back into Zumba - I've got several of the Exhilarate DVDs and Zumba Fitness 2 for the Wii. <BR> <BR> Excited to be here! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:38:52 EST Why Be Moody, When You Can Shake Ya' Booty?! Hey Guys! I have a confession! I AM ADDICTED TO ZUMBA! LOL Anyway, Im very stoked to be here, and to meet zumbaholics from all over! Im 31, From VA! Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:53:41 EST Zumba Hello i am a zumba addict and an instructor for zumba kids ages 3 to 7 , i am having difficulties choosing songs for them ,they do not like calm songs. Any suggestions of the name of the songs? I do for then dal fuego zumba , shakira la la la , chocolate , pega pega, mara zumba , magic in the air , la zumbera, Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:58:29 EST Zumba Hello i am a zumba addict and an instructor for zumba kids ages 3 to 7 , i am having difficulties choosing songs for them ,they do not like calm songs. Any suggestions of the name of the songs? I do for then dal fuego zumba , shakira la la la , chocolate , pega pega, mara zumba , magic in the air , la zumbera, Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:08:26 EST Zumba Hello i am a zumba addict and new zumba instructor for kids ages 3 to 7 girls, im having difficulties choosing songs for them they dont like calm zumba songs Sat, 3 Jan 2015 06:11:25 EST Indentify song Hey guys! I really love zumba and there are 4 songs that im unsure of and it could be great if you all could help! They go something like this: <BR> <BR> 1. Centaur comigo dance like i'm drunk, bala comiga la zumbada la zumbada <BR> <BR> 2. Do it Do it Ddddo it <BR> <BR> 3. Seige siege oh (then the chorus starts) <BR> <BR> 4. Quora something milao, milao milao milao <BR> <BR> Thank you! Tue, 9 Dec 2014 01:04:27 EST Anyone know what this song is called? I tried shazam and soundhound but it doesn't come up <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 23:25:58 EST Zumba Interest Survey Help Needed! Hello my lovely Zumba-ers! <BR> <BR> I decided, as a typical Zumba-fan, to do my research project on the Interest and Disinterest toward Zumba in Men and Women. I am now on the data collection phase, and would truly appreciate anyone taking a few minutes on my brief survey (it doesn't require any names or emails), and also passing it along to anyone you may know that Is or Isn't interested in Zumba, and especially Men that fit either criteria. <BR> Thank you so much in advance! <BR> <li... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:50:27 EST Help to identify song It's a high intensity song and it starts with 'okay okay okay okay okay okay okay'. There are parts that say 'give it to me mami' or repeat 'mami'. And there are also parts in the song which go 'woo woo' 'woo woo'. I really really cannot find this song please help!! Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:38:07 EST need help in identifying this song please? can anyone help me identify this song please?many thanks!: <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:34:12 EST need help! h Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:40:03 EST Love to shake it! Hola! I'm excited to join this group! I love Zumba! My instructors are wonderful and it is a super fun way to burn calories!! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:28:28 EST New to Zumba I just received my Zumba Incredible Results in the mail. It has the step with it. I'm excited to try this. I've taken a couple zumba classes before and enjoyed them but I can't make any of the classes now with my work schedule. Hoping the in-home kind works as well. Have any of you done the videos? Any tips or suggestions? Thanks so much! <em>30</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:18 EST Zumba Knees? I just started Zumba three weeks ago. I've been doing it at home with the Exhilarate DVD set. I've only been doing 10 minutes a day because I've been sedentary (lazy) my whole life. I have a small body frame and I weigh 139 pounds. My goal weight is 120 pounds. My doctor didn't put any restrictions on me, but I want to start out slow anyway because heart disease runs in my family. <BR> <BR> I have the special Zumba sneakers, and I use the carpet gliders because I Zumba on the living ... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:40:24 EST Tight shins and calves Hi all! About 3 weeks ago I started Zumba-ing again after a few years break. It's going really well, except my shins and calves have been getting extremely tight, which is painful and limits my mobility in class. Anyone have any tips or stretches to help with this? I do have zumba shoes. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:52:23 EST Pumped to be here!!!! Hey Zumba Lovers!! I've been attending Zumba now for about a year and I absolutely love it! I can't really pick a favorite song that I have but I have been searching YouTube and Pinterest for a good routine to Danza Kuduro. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:53:29 EST Like Beto always says, "LETS DO IT!" Hello everyone, I am new this site and everything else in it. I am very excited and I gotta say Zumba helped me shed a lot of weight. :) from 289 to 225... and still going. :D Message me for anything and about everything. I wanna hear from you all!!! Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:42:47 EST Adapting to a new Zumba instructor My favorite Zumba instructor has changed her schedule and we're adding a new instructor. Ilike her, but she does a lot of her own songs and choreography. I'm trying to be positive (new songs to learn, probably a harder workout), but I can't help feeling completely out of step. Beginning all over again. <BR> <BR> How do you deal with this? Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:35:00 EST Hello!!! So I've been part of this team for a while but I haven't really spent time on here, unfortunately. My name is Amanda, and I am a newbie to Zumba. I bought a DVD set off of Amazon earlier this year (Exhillerate?) but it has been sitting around until about a week or so ago. <BR> <BR> I've only done two sessions so far (the twenty-minute Rush DVD) and I LOVE IT. I'm not coordinated or rhythmic at all, but being able to goof off and have a great time while burning calories is amazing. This is go... Fri, 23 May 2014 16:11:34 EST Zumba song from 2008 I was enrolled in a Zumba class back in 2008. There was a song the instructor played Spanish/English and a line in the middle was " show me your kitty" I think. <BR> Does the song ring a bell? Fri, 16 May 2014 17:56:40 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:58 EST New ZIN Hi I recently became a ZIN and I started teaching already. I'm very excited and nervous at the same time. I will be attending Convention in August and I'm happy to have found this online community. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:59:13 EST Another Zumba song What I remember from the routine......In the middle there is a hugging or cross your heart motion followed by finger pop gun shots with kaboom kaboom in the lyrics.(not making this <BR> up) Any ideas of the song title? <BR> <BR> There is one guy in our class. What a hoot! The instructor always grabs him to tango around <BR> us. The poor guy blushes, but he loves the attention. <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:33:44 EST Zumba and Back Pain Can Zumba help with back pain in getting rid of it? I sometimes suffer from it when I lose some weight. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:22:34 EST Now Know Song Title Hi, <BR> The song I was looking for is El Baile Del Tao - Meneaito Arrebatao. (by Mista Jams... <BR> don't know if this is the album name). <BR> <BR> I thought it was pow-pow-pow instead of tao tao tao in the middle of the song. It's a <BR> great zumba song/routine with a lot of arm crunches. My new favorite is Bouje. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:31:07 EST Another Zumba song driving nuts Hey, <BR> <BR> Another Zumba song to find for us non-spanish speaking folks. I asked my instructor <BR> the name, but didn't have a pen to jot it down, and of course by the time I drove home it <BR> was forgotten. Anyway, the song title did start with the letter "M". In the middle of the song <BR> it sounds like pow, pow, pow. pow (not boom boom pow pow by Lil Jon). <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> B Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:56:39 EST ZUMBA MIX DVD Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I really love the Zumba mix from Exhilarate, love the different music, it gets you exercising and having such fun at the same time, brilliant. <BR> <BR> Does anyone like this workout? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:59:16 EST RIPPED WORKOUT HI EVERYONE, <BR> <BR> JUST DID THE RIPPED WORKOUT WITH THE TONING STICKS AND USE OF A CHAIR...WOW WHAT A BRILLIANT WORKOUT. <BR> <BR> WHO ELSE DOES IT? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 04:18:26 EST ZUMBA INCREDIBLE RESULTS SYSTEM Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> does anyone have the Zumba Incredible results system? Is it any good? <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:50:59 EST More active team I love Zumba. I have only been to a few classes but I fell in love. I am already feeling more confident with the moves. I can't believe that I am able to do it. I wish this team was more active. I'd love to get involved with some challenges. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:22:51 EST Zumba shoes? I tried my first zumba class today and i loved it!! Only problem was the floor. I kept slipping and sliding which made it a little uncomfortable because I was afraid i was going to fall. Any suggestions on good zumba slip resistant shoes? I am wearing new balance shoes now. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:52:35 EST New to SP but not Zumba! Hello Zumba Lovers Team! <BR> <BR> I've been into Zumba for about a year now and I enjoyed the live classes a lot. Then the holidays happened and some family issues arose which kinda pushed me off course. Well, I'm looking to get back on my goal's path and live a healthier life. I am having some difficulties fitting into the group of students that attend the same instructor's times as me. <BR> <BR> I never got that community feel that the instructor said there was in her classes. I don't k... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:53:55 EST Excited for Zumba!! I just joined my local Y and they offer Zumba classes. I haven't actually taken one yet but they look so fun. I guess I am just nervous because I am a bigger gal and I have never been very coordinated. Never a cheerleader or dancer. But I want to try. Looking for some motivation. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:03:26 EST plzzzzzz help me with the name of this song i watched this video and i cuoldnt know the name of the song... ive asked everyone and they didnt know i even sent an email to they didnt know.... plzzzz help me... they wrote the wrong name it the comments... its been 2 months and i cant find it so plz help me <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:59:56 EST Whats this song? So we've been doing this song were we flap our arms like birds and another move is a like your beating on a drum. It kind of sounds like an aztecy native song. If you've ever been to a native american pow wow the dance the people do in there regalia is sort of what we do. "ah aya aya aya (words I cant understand)" Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:19:34 EST What is the name of this song?? I love this routine but I can't figure out the name of the song... <BR> <BR> The first one... can anyone help? <BR> <BR><BR>Qg Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:30:38 EST What's this zumba song? It sounds Spanish but is in more of a minor key than most of the songs. Quite fast. Has a word that sounds like "stassity" repeated in the chorus and something that might be "with me" at the start. Any ideas? It's really bugging me. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:23:50 EST Zumba song help please Hi does anybody know this song? <BR> Thanks <BR><BR>ds-from-friday-morning/s-9eE0i <BR> <BR> Had to hum it sorry its quite a fast one sounds Spanish/cuban Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:18:00 EST Zumba Hi I'm looking for abzumba song like a fiesta carnival atmosphere <BR> I did get a mate to voice record it but not sure how to add link on here <BR> It says oi we go 4 steps to he side and another oi with a little jump then again a few times , chorus it's hands in the air waving then hands on hips moving our hips, go round in a circle and then shimmy , repeat again. <BR> <BR> Thanks if can help sounds spanish or Cuban <BR> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:28:13 EST Hello My work is sponsoring a biggest loser challenge, so I thought I should try it. I am going to work hard on the Chris Powell Carb Cycling Solution turbo cycle for at least a month and see if I win! Hopefully I will also adapt a good attitude toward carb cycle eating and exercising during that month. I am a teacher, so I'm on my feet a lot, but I have very little activity at home, though I do like to do Zumba twice a week. I have to drive almost an hour to get there and again to get home. I don... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:40:36 EST Do you know what zumba song this is??? Usually I can identify the song with the little amount of lyrics I remember but I'm not having luck with this one: <BR> <BR><BR>n/ Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:02:41 EST New to the Spark community!! Hi Y'all just wanted to stop in and say hi. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:29:39 EST Zumba fashion! What is your favorite thing to wear to zumba? I need to get some wrist bands to wipe off all the sweat! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:18:07 EST How often do you zumba? How many classes of zumba do you go to? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:15:37 EST New Zumba Workout Hey everyone hope you all have a great New Year. There is a new Zumba workout that I just discovered it's called Zumba Incredible. I am really curious if anyone else knows about it or tried it out already ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:31:05 EST New Sparky... Hi all, My name is Kimberley. I am a college student (taking Photography) and loving it. :) I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Moved out of Toronto (still in Ontario) to attend school. :) I am married. No kids. Today (December 29th) is my birthday... so for a present from myself - I joined SparkPeople. :) I am not waiting til New Years to make my "become healthy" for my Resolution. I'm doing it right now! :) I would like to lose around 45 pounds and then re-evaluate w... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:14 EST Any upcoming Challenges Are there going to be anymore challenges organized soon? Doesn't look there have been for awhile now. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:31:08 EST LOVE Zumba but struggling... I absolutely LOVE Zumba! I've been doing it on and off since the VHS tapes came out. I really got into right around last October going 2-3 times a week. I loved the instructor. <BR> <BR> Well after a bit I not only became a friend to my instructor but also I was her employee for a bit. <BR> <BR> Through various events and other horrible people who went to the same classes as me, I lost my fire. I had lost 30 pounds in 4 months and gained it all back and then some because I stopped going. <... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:59:45 EST What Zumba song is this? Driving me nuts, we do this in class. I finally found it but there's no description <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The song starts at 5:04, anyone know what it's called? The sound is bad but you can still make it out <BR> While I'm at it there's another zumba song we do. It's foreign....all I really have for it is one part were he goes "wah, wah wah, geeenneee" It's really fast paced. If anyone can help me out on that one too that'd be awesome :) <BR> Also, one more... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:36:45 EST SCULPT AND TONE Hi beautiful Zumba community, <BR> <BR> I am very new to Zumba, only done it two times from the DVD, and looking forward to trying the SCULPT and Tone. <BR> <BR> Is this a good workout? Also how often do you recommend to do it along with the Cardio Party? <BR> <BR> Thank you for your time <BR> <BR> ZUUUUMMMMBBBBAAAAA! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:00:25 EST Tracking Zumba Toning I was just curious as to how you all track Toning classes. I do one class a week in toning, and 2 classes of regular and have just been putting Toning in as regular in the fitness tracker. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:51:14 EST WHICH DVD Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> could you let me know which is the best Zumba DVD for beginners. <BR> <BR> I have two DVD's from the 'Complete total body transformation system' and as I have lost the basic 20 minute express, trying to learn the steps from the Cardio party. <BR> <BR> Is there other DVD's which anyone can recommend? <BR> <BR> I love the energy from exercising with the Zumba <BR> <BR> Thank you Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:07:07 EST HOW DO YOU TRACK YOUR EXERCISE Hello wonderful Zumba community, <BR> <BR> At the moment I am trying to learn the steps from Zumba Fitness as I have two DVD's from Complete total-body transformation system. <BR> <BR> Could you please tell me under which category do I track the exercise? <BR> <BR> Thank you very much <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:24:09 EST Instructor to Instructor Help Hey There, <BR> <BR> I'm a Zumba instructor and I own a dance studio. I just hired a new girl and some of her moves were hard. My students emailed me after class asking if next time she could go over the harder footwork beforehand like I do. <BR> <BR> She said no. She said it was against Zumba rules to verbally cue and break down moves before and that I violate Zumba. <BR> <BR> My students prefer verbal cueing (not the entire 5 minutes just left, right and turn) and breaking down songs f... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:33:08 EST Me gusta. Hi! I've just gone to my first zumba experience this past Friday and I LOVED it. It was challenging and involved my love of dance (without having to go out to a bar and paying eight dollars for a shot of tequila). I'm looking forward to having more fun with this. Tue, 5 Nov 2013 03:42:19 EST DVD disappointment When I was in college, I was doing Zumba like 6 times a week because the use of the recreation center and all classes offered were free. When I was no longer in college, I purchased the DVDs and I am disappointed to say, that out of the 6 DVDs I only like 1 and that is the Activate. So I only use that one... I feel like it's been a waste but I can't sell the set because I would want to keep the Activate DVD. I would love to get back into some classes but I just don't have the money right now ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:59:51 EST Hello Zumba Lovers Hi all, <BR> New to the team and having a blast with Zumba so far!! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 18:23:36 EST Zumba Rules! I have been plagued with health issues my entire life since an early age. Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 6, it pretty much went downhill from there. But I did love to exercise, and in between flares, surgeries and what not, I did. I loved water exercise the most. At one point when the disease was in remission, I got into karate and kickboxing. But alas, it came screaming back and my life as I knew it was over. Then began the roller coaster of weight loss and gain as I went t... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:06:31 EST Song help please Hi I did have the name of this but it's gone missing I've wiped all my songs :( <BR> Thanks if can help <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 17:27:29 EST Zumba cool down song help Hi I'm looking for this cool down song if anybody can help please <BR> It has 3 heavy indervidual beats then goes inroads slow dance beat , end of the song sounds like says I love you <BR> If plays it on Saturday il try record on my phone <BR> Thanks Wed, 9 Oct 2013 03:03:23 EST zumba for 30 days Hello everyone I am new to this team. I love doing zumba and have the dvds at home. So my goal is to do it everyday for 30 days. Heres to the next 30 days. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:09:20 EST Zumba injury OK, so I got my Zumba dvd's & they are fun! I, of course could not keep up so,I modified to prevent injury. But, it did not prevent injury :( I hurt my left knee. It has hurt for two weeks now!! I went to the doctor last week, she said don't do ANYTHING until it stops hurting :( <BR> It has gotten much better over the past couple of days but,I don't think I'll be going back to Zumba!! :( Sun, 29 Sep 2013 09:41:20 EST Back To Zumba Hey there I'm Andrea, after spending a year of bouncing from workout to workout I've decided to go back to what I enjoyed doing the most. Zumba!! Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:07:12 EST Hello! I've been doing zumba for about a month now. I absolutely love it! For the first time I'm having fun and losing weight. I've lost 8lb in a month! super excited that I'm making progress toward by goal. When I first started I didn't know if I would be able stick with it. I'm so glad I did. Although I can't always keep ...I have a fun time dancing! Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:42:04 EST In love with Zumba! My name is Angela and I am new to Zumba but not to SP. I love Zumba! There is nothing like it. It's so much fun. I have only gone to two classes and looking forward to Thursday for the next one. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:48:17 EST NEW!!! Hey! My name is Molly and I love ZUMBA! I own the DVD set, and Zumba for the Wii. <BR> I hope to continue losing weight while dancing with Zumba. <em>41</em> <BR> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:30:10 EST New to SparkPeople Hello everyone, I just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I have been given the desire to be fit. <BR> <BR> I have been doing Zumba classes since Saturday in June 15th and recently added more days of exercise to my routine. I now workout a total of 3 days a week. Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday. My best friend and I have decided we are going to run a marathon and are training for that as well as getting fit for ourselves. <BR> <BR> I have a better eating habit, thanks to the corporate fast at my... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:35:44 EST Want to try...need advice So, I have seen the infomercials for years now & have always wanted to try Zumba. <BR> I'm not a gym person but have thought about ordering the at home program. <BR> I need a little "real" advice. <BR> How many calories do you really burn per session? <BR> Is it difficult to get the moves down? <BR> How long from the time you start learning do you go fast enough to burn real calories? <BR> Is it really fun? <BR> Is Zumba a good all over work out? <BR> I am going to make my decision to purchas... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:41:51 EST Getting crazy trying to find a zumba song :( Hello Zumba lovers! <BR> <BR> I hope you can help me :) <BR> <BR> Yesterday our instructor play a lovely song as a cool down. I am trying to find it on the internet but can't! <BR> <BR> The singer is a woman and it is in English, it goes something like this: "Don't wanna be just friends/ I wanna be your girl/ I wanna hold your hand/ I want you to be my man". <BR> <BR> Any ideas?? :) Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:30:49 EST I would love some more ideas!?!!! I've been teaching Zumba for a whole TWO WEEKS now (woo hoo!!) and I absolutely LOVE it! I want to be sure I am doing all I can to meet my student's needs and preferences. <BR> <BR> In two of my classes recently, I've had requests (in Spanish, which I don't speak, so I'm really hoping for help) for "faster" "faster" but also "easy to follow" and "more shaky, shaky" - motions to movin' her booty. <BR> <BR> Are there any specific songs/routines out there you have used that meets these reque... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:17:05 EST zumba rocks! Hi, all. I just discovered your group and had to join it. I discovered Zumba as part of an employee perk. It is a program that works for me because I can work my core w/o getting on the floor, which is difficult. Plus. I love to dance. Where can I find basic Zumba video one-song clips that are free? <BR> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:56:12 EST Hello! Hi, all! I am new to the team but I have been on SparkPeople for a while. I started doing Zumba in February and I love it! I have lost a total of 37 lbs and it is a fun way to lose the weight! Thu, 8 Aug 2013 14:43:37 EST The Zumba toning sticks... Hi does any one have the zumba toning sticks and do they make a difference compares to regular dumbbells?? <em>34</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:03:55 EST Sparkie .. Once Again! :) Hello Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> I used to be on SP in 2010, three years later - I find myself with a lot of the weight I had lost back on my body. :( I feel icky in my own skin. I need to get my life back on track.. and that is why I signed up on here again. This time *will* be different. I *will* get this weight off for good and make sure it never comes back. I am looking for some spark friends that will join me on my journey .. and, we can support each other on each others journeys. ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:37:15 EST Trying to find a song: "Los Campeones De La Salsa" I am a recently licensed instructor trying to put together my playlist and REALLY WANT to use this song. I can't seem to find it on the Zumba ZIN website, iTunes, or anywhere else. Does anyone know what ZIN CD this song is from or have any ideas of where I may be able to find it?? Thank you so much for your help!?!?!? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:56:44 EST Zumba is changing my life one dance step at a time I'm relatively new to Spark as well as Zumba. I knew I gained a lot of weight in the last 5 years, but then I got on the scale one day and saw I'd gained 100 pounds! I couldn't believe it, but apparently that wasn't enough to motivate me to make a change. Then my husband and I got re-married and of course we took pictures. I saw myself in the pictures and was heartbroken that I'd let myself get that far. A coworker of mine teaches Zumba and I decided to give her class a try. The first few tim... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:55:00 EST Hello My Friend or Hola My Friend Song This is a song in my zumba class that is played a lot and it has a calypso beat. Does anyone know where to find it? I tried iTunes but was not successful. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:42:20 EST Help me find zumba songs please? Hi, <BR> there is a song in my zumba class that i really want to know the name of! it's in spanish or portugese and it starts off with "are you ready for this" in english and then goes into the other language and the word zumba comes into it alot. it's also quite fast paced. please help me find it :) <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:58:35 EST I love zumba I recently started working out again. I've become addicted to do Zumba every morning. Some mornings it is difficult to get up and do it but once I get started I really enjoy it! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:02:37 EST Zumba Wii Users Any Zumba lover's in the group use their Wii too? <BR> <BR> I'm starting a 71 day challenge using my Wii Zumba Fitness Core game and Wii Zumba 2 everyday. Love the classes, but love the games too!!! <BR> <BR> Hoping to go to my first Zumba's in September! Super excited!! Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:21:42 EST New to Zumba and New to Zumba Team! Hi Everyone! <em>213</em> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 11:05:17 EST Which Zumba set?? Can anyone give me advice? I really like my Zumba Wii game and want to get a DVD set but I see two out there, one is Exhilerate (both a small set and the regular) and a Todal Body Transformation Set. I have read the reviews for both but I'm not sure which one to get. Anyone have any suggestions? Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:13:59 EST Newbie Used to take some zumba classes locally, but they got expensive and I felt out of place. Just got Zumba for the PS3. I will be setting it up this week. Can't wait to start. If you Zumba on the PS3 and are looking for a friend, let me know!!! Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:37:58 EST Zumba classes in Bakersfield, CA? Hi! My daughter and I love Zumba and are interested in finding classes in the Bakersfield, CA area. We have checked on, but some of the info is not correct. Anyone attend classes here? <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:34:26 EST What is this zumba song? Hi. Not sure if this is a popular zumba song but my zumba teacher used it. It's a really fast paced song and it sounds more like a rock than the usual blend of styles used. It begins with a guitar and then in the chorus the singing (I guess it's singing, I can't hear any of the words) is also really fast and and kind of more like yelling? I've been looking forever but I can't seem to find it. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Mon, 20 May 2013 21:27:38 EST Zumba Classes Hi, I am looking for free classes in San Antonio Tx. Any one know of any? Wed, 15 May 2013 16:17:25 EST Zumba song Hello everyone! <BR> I've been looking for this song but I can't find it anywhere, maybe I have the lyrics wrong, but this is what I managed to make out in class while trying not to have a heart attack: <BR> "we like to party, we love the wine, we like to drink all night, yeah and have a good time" <BR> and then whoever is singing goes on to say "now jump! jump! (something something) put your hands in the air! hands in the air! (something something again)" <BR> The song starts with someone ta... Tue, 14 May 2013 13:14:28 EST I Love Zumba Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sofia, Im from the bay area and i am just excited to join this zumba lovers team. I want to become an instructor so far what i am trying to to is get into shape and attend all the zumba classes i can. I love dancing, i love music, and i want to get into the best shape and zumba is just perfect for me. I would really like to meet other instructors and other zumba lovers who have similar goals. I would also like to learn more of the process of it and the be... Thu, 9 May 2013 14:42:46 EST Joined again! So Saturday I finally made the commitment and joined my local Zumba studio again! <BR> I am very happy, I thought I could just do it at home, but for me, it just is not the same and not as fun! <BR> <BR> Had my first Body Pump class on Saturday and looking forward to my second one tonight! <BR> <BR> Glad to be back at Zumba and Body Pump! Mon, 6 May 2013 11:18:52 EST Song Lyrics Is there someplace where we can get zumba song lyrics? Sun, 5 May 2013 22:46:14 EST Zumba song help please Hi we did a song yesterday which is stuck in my head it went something something boom boom boom dance was a marching put we put our hands on shoulders, hips, out to the side and repeated faster, then we walked when it said something something (not literally I can't remember what was said) and then we punched in front of us for the boom boom boom but had a raggea feel to it <BR> My instructor is Cuban if helps <BR> Thanks Sun, 5 May 2013 04:23:04 EST Need Friends Please Just a quick hello before I leave for ZUMBA! I am working hard at my weight loss and would love some friends! I am a positive person. I am a wife and momma to two teenage boys. Send me a request if you want to be friends! <BR> <BR> Thanks, Kristin Thu, 2 May 2013 17:16:38 EST Zumba Lover!!! Hello everyone! I have been doing Zumba now for about 4 months and I love it!!! I am lucky enough for my employer to actually pay to have a certified Zumba instructor come into our facility three times a week! I can only make two of the classes due to my schedule, but I look forward to those two classes every week! I am looking for more classes to take but it's really hard to find without joining a gym! I don't want to pay the costly gym membership just to do my Zumba workout! I do, howe... Wed, 1 May 2013 06:35:24 EST Newbie here! Zumba for weight loss? Hi! My name is Allison and I am a newbie to this group. I also have never tried Zumba. I am trying to get information from people who have been doing it, and have lost a lot of weight. I am thinking about trying our Zumba class at the gym. Is it really worth it? Will it help an obese person lose a lot of weight? Will I also need to do other exercise as well like cardio and weights? Any information you can offer will be appreciated. Thanks! <em>9</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:21:06 EST New Team Leader Break out the party poppers... MSKIZ69 is now a team leader. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:49:42 EST Zumba core on wii I just started yesterday, i am overweight so looking to go from 200 to 140 in about 5 months. i am changing the way i eat and going to calorie count, and some biking. Would love some inspirational stories and some buddies to join in their quest for some serious weight loss. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:40:39 EST Zumba core fitness buddy? I am new to zumba wii and I have the zumba core. I really could use help being motivated. I procrastinate alot. I want to lose 60 in 4 months to be a healthy me. Please message asap Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:06:40 EST What is This Zumba Song? Hello! I am trying to figure out a cool down song i heard in zumba recently. its a slow song with a woman singing and the only lines i can remember are something about a million or ten million years and that's why i love you. Does this ring a bell with anyone? thank you! Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:42:46 EST What is the Zumba song that has "buenos dias" In the chorus and is sung by a woman. It has Spanish rhythm and is danced like with toreador movements. Thanks Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:54:39 EST Can you help me find this song from Zumba class? It has in chorus something like " I want to love, live, dance". It is sung by a woman.. Thanks Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:06:06 EST New Bee Hello all. I am new to Spark and Zumba. I would love to lose weight and get in shape with this workout due to the fun nature of it and my 15 yr old daughter wants to join in as well. It is a great way for us to do something healthy together I think. There is a class from 6-7 in my local area but I have not registered yet for us. They have new classes all the time so I would like to see how this works for me before going out and about. Nice to meet you all! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:04:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 9 Apr 2013 00:09:59 EST Loving myself again Hi everyone I'm Erica :) Back in 2008, I'd dropped weight and studied to get my group exercise certification. I passed and became a turbo kick and hip hop dance instructor but gave up due to a number of factors including my battle with depression. I even did the Zumba instructor training and the gym I worked for at the time wanted to to add a Zumba class and teach. I can't go back and do the "should've, could've, would've" thing, but I can certainly start now! I've been taking live Zumba clas... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 16:55:22 EST Ready to Zumba off my weight Hi everybody! I am sick and tired of making exuces for myself not working out and since I looooooove dancing, I will give Zumba a real shot this time around. I hope I will make it :) Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:48:47 EST New and Loving Zumba I am new to the group and Zumba. I just starte about 3 weeks ago and I love it. I took it at another gym 1 time and hated it. There is no way you could just walk in and catch on. Switched gyms and decided to give it one more try and I really like it. The instructors help you out and I have caught on really quickly. <em>30</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:07:37 EST ZUMBA april challenge- workout diary HI <BR> So its the begining of april and i have decided to try and do zumba ateast 5 days a week for a minimum 30mts... <BR> Present weight is 180lbs and my goal weight is 140 lbs. <BR> <BR> to keep an accountability i shall post here every day after my zumba workout... <BR> and ofcourse twice a week i shall be adding strength training as well like dumbells or calishthenics or pilate core exercises... <BR> so here i start... <BR> <BR> 1. Zumba rush 30mts + crunchless core by coach nico... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 01:05:13 EST help with songs? Hey guys! <BR> <BR> My instructor just started doing two new routines and am dying to find the songs if anyone can help from my pretty poor clues! <BR> <BR> So the first sounds pretty tribal/Africany and lots of fast rhythms. It is a man singing and the chorus sounds something like '{something} alore...wind alore'- sorry, not very helpful! <BR> <BR> The second is very energetic and chorus sounds something like 'got the vango/jango/bango' something like that?! We do lots of hi... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:13:58 EST Spring In To Zumba - New Team Member! Hi, I just joined Zumba Lovers! I have lost fifteen pounds with the help of Zumba. I never thought that working out could actually be enjoyable and fun. At first I felt a little self conscious about doing the dancing, but I figured it was just me in my living room, so I threw myself into it and had a blast! I find myself just putting on my own favorite dance music and doing Zumba moves without even having the DVDs or Wii Nintendo on. They say if you enjoy a certain type of workout that you're... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:30:00 EST My Zumba Instructor B1 Training My Zumba B1 Training is this coming Saturday. For some reason Zumba has become one of my new hobbies. This means that Im gonna have to take a break from playing soccer <em>24</em> . <BR> <BR> After many thoughts of deciding whether I should become a Zumba instructor, I finally decided that I should become one and that I want to motivate others to achieve their goals through dancing and to feel it like its party for everyone. <BR> <BR> I don't see a lot of guys who do Zumba or even teac... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:38:33 EST Results with Zumba Exhilarate I started doing Zumba Exhilarate a couple of days ago and I love it. I was wondering what kind of results anyone has had on this program. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:15:29 EST New here and a Zumba Addict!! Hi, <BR> My name is Tara. I am married, have 3 little boys and I am obsessed with Zumba!! I need some motivational friends to help me reach my goal. I want to lose 30 lbs. I have the Zumba Exhilarate DVDS and I do Wii Zumba. I love the music!! Zumba is the only workout that I have been able to stick to. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:35:03 EST looking for a song So, there's a song we've been dancing to in class....tribal beat to it, the only words I can figure out are "na tu es suuuu....oooh...ooooh...ooooh....oooooh", then the tribal kind of rhythm starts. I know that's not a whole lot of help, but if anyone can figure it out...I'd really appreciate it. Haven't been able to get it out of my head :( Thu, 7 Mar 2013 00:04:30 EST 7000th Member! Yeah that's me! Hi all! Don't think I've ever been a 'landmark' number! Wow! I'm number 7,000 to join this team! <BR> I've been a member of Spark People for quite some time (like 5+ years) ~ started Zumba in October and LOVE it ~ but found this Team by total chance ~ I was "Googling" Zumba songs trying to figure out titles for the CDs our instructor gave me! <BR> So hello! Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:46:48 EST Does Zumba build muscle? I heard that cardio burns fat but does not build muscle, but I swear, I am seeing major definition in my arms that I never had before. My arms are soooo sore during and after my workouts. My scale only moved a little since I started (1 week) and I do 60 minutes of Zumba each day and I'm eating about 1600-1800 cals. I'm wondering if it takes some time for your body to get use to the new routine and also if I could be building some muscle which might be why the scale isn't moving as fast as I w... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 16:43:58 EST March ZUMBA Minutes! <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are gonna be focused on the Zumba minutes. <BR> What I want y'all to do is to copy and past the "template" below and then each day you do your Zumba you record your minutes. Easy 'nuff! At the end of the month just add them all up. <BR> <BR> Please only post once and then edit that post as you need to record minutes. <BR> <BR> March <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> 4- <BR> 5- <BR> 6- <BR> 7- <BR> 8- <BR> 9- <BR> 10- <BR> 11- <BR> 12- <BR> 13- <BR> 14- <... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:38:51 EST looking for a song I am looking for a zumba song. It is in Spanish, but the only word I can hear is Macibo or maciblo. Sorry that is all I can get. Help! Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:36:53 EST Most effective Zumba exhilirate routine ? Hi all ! I have been using Zumba exhilirate for 2 months and I am down 13 lbs . I was wondering which DVDs do you do to have the best results ? Do you mix them up . This last month I feel like there has been little change to my body , and I'm wondering if my body is getting used to the workouts . Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:56:28 EST Just got my Zumba DVDs Bought them at Bed Bath and beyond. No s&h and got to use my 20% off coupon. So excited. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:54:02 EST Another challenge anyone? Hi all! I'm very new to zumba and so far loving it. <BR> I'd love to be part of a new challenge... <BR> <BR> How about a March zumba challenge? zumba every day in March or something. :) Accumulative minutes for the month? ?? <BR> Just an idea... do you have any ideas for a challenge too? <BR> <BR> thanks! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:06:22 EST Zumba games vs Zumba dvd'd Ok so I am new to Zumba and I am loving it! Im a Hip Hop Abs and Rockin' Body girl and this to me seems right up my ally! I have the week off with the kids for Feb break ( I work at a school so Im off too) and Ive been enjoying it at the Y but when I go back to work I will not be able to take the classes as often. <BR> <BR> My thought was to get one of the games or maybe the dvd's. Which do you think are better? Pro's and cons for each? I have the Xbox Kinect so I would prob get it for that... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:31:37 EST shoes? I'm new to zumba and was wondering just how important the shoes are... I know they should be comfortable and all... but do they have to be dance shoes? and... btw... I'll be zumba-ing on carpet. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>355</em> <em>331</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:19:20 EST Leader? Just wondering if anyone knows the leader and if she'll return. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:17:36 EST Bhangra Happy Dance & Work Out Song! Got Bhangra? <BR> Enjoy the fun favorite workout and dance song “Bhangra Happy Dance” and check out the album Bhangra Supreme Workout and dance Party by DJ KamalSupreme for much more great Bhangra songs along with electro dance, techno and house songs! <BR> Dance, warm up and work out to new Bhangra music for over 3 minutes to this song online. Enjoy the hot sizzling exotic beats and melodies in this hot mix designed for the club, the gym and right where you are! Get you bellly dance on, do p... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:10:24 EST New to SparkPeople and loving Zumba! Hi everyone! <BR> Can't wait to be a part of this group and tomorrow I take my 3rd Zumba class. I love it! <em>252</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:38:55 EST Zumba Gold Hi..........I'm new to the forum. I've never done Zumba but am interested. I've been told that at my age, I should start with Zumba Gold which I do have all 3 DVDs but have not had the courage to start. I'm 65 and still work as an RN. But I've let myself go through the years. Currently I've been doing Wii's Walk It Out but know that eventually I will have to move on to something more challenging. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:38:21 EST Song Help I am looking desperately for a jungle sounding song. It repeats something that sounds like la da de paso and then ooga ooga ooga. Any help is so appreciated. My instructor won't give the name maybe its a zin. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:38:40 EST NEEDS MOTIVATION I stuck with my New Years resolution... I began zumba and I'm enjoying 2-3 60 minute classes. I'm around 170 lbs and would like to lose 25 by September ( my wedding!!) how quick should I expect to see results? <BR> <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> Zumba is accompanied by a healthy diet consisting of 1200-1500 calories per day. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:59:38 EST Advice needed I am trying to set up a new exercise program I was wondering if you guys do cardio on the days you lift. I feel guilty if I don't do cardio but I am a now a working mom. I have stayed home for 6 years and now need to find time to workout. I am not a morning person and feel guilty working out in the evening because I feel like I am missing out on kid time. I am working on getting up in the morning to get the workout done. So if I just do the 30 to 40 minutes lifting is that enough or should I ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:48:53 EST Do you wear Reebok Zigs - which style?? I know there are plenty of threads about Zumba shoes and even a few specifically mention Reebok "Zigs". While researching, I found a ton of styles of these and wondered which style do you use and love?? <BR> <BR> Reebok's website lists the following in their "Fitness & Training" section: ZigKick, ZigNano Fuse Train II, ZigNano Fly 2 and ZigFly (special edition). I've also seen a handful of other shoes in the "Zig" line, but under the "Running" shoes section. Which, I would assume wouldn't be... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:45:48 EST Advice needed I am trying to set up a new exercise program I was wondering if you guys do cardio on the days you lift. I feel guilty if I don't do cardio but I am a now a working mom. I have stayed home for 6 years and now need to find time to workout. I am not a morning person and feel guilty working out in the evening because I feel like I am missing out on kid time. I am working on getting up in the morning to get the workout done. So if I just do the 30 to 40 minutes lifting is that enough or should I ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:38:00 EST Has anyone done the Zumba for PS3? My hubby got a PS3 for Christmas and wants to get me Zumba for it. (He does some sword fighting thing on it). I see a lot of comments about Zumba Wi, but never for PS3. I also have a Wi, so am wondering which is better or if they're the same. Appreciate any comments from your experience. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:45:00 EST zumba song hello im searching for the name of a zumba song, hope someone can help me ^^ at the beginning there is a man singing "thats so eaaasy" and in the refrain which is spanish i think is something like "...da loca tutto uami belicana non che se mi nada" (sorry i dont speak spanish but it sounded like that ;) and later there is someone singing "bounce bounce" or "dance dance" (it is a slower song) thats all i know about :D Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:56:48 EST Hey there Hey there, I'm a 19 year old university student trying to not only ward off freshman 15, but to lose weight as well. I love, love, love Zumba, though don't get to do it as often while at school, but once this semester is over, I will be faithfully attending every Tuesday night again. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:42:20 EST Glad I found you guys! Hello, i just got my zumba Ex in the mail and I'm ready and excited to get started! I took like 4 classes before a few months ago and loved it. But with me being married, with 4 kids and a new puppy lol I just feel better about staying home and working out. That way I'm still there if they need me and i dont feel like I'm neglecting my mother and wifely duties. I know that I will need some major motivation to keep at it. I feel that this is the perfect place for it!!!! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:26:46 EST Hello My name is Kari and I new to Sparkpeople and Zumba. I am hoping with the help of both I can reach my weighloss goal and have fun doing it. <em>41</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:59:53 EST hey team!! im new to zumba, two days in and im already having a blast! ZUMBA Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:39:34 EST will i ever learn the steps? Hello! i just started the Zumba Exhilarate DVDS two days ago. so far, i do like them. i am just a little worried that i will never get the steps down. i guess i am not as coordinated as i thought i was! Have other uncoordinated people mastered the fancy footwork of Zumba Exhilarate? I need a little reassurance here... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> thank u! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:44:35 EST Zumbaaaaaaaa! Well hello! <BR> <BR> New to the team, though I'm not new to SP or to Zumba. Well, I'm not NOT new to Zumba. I started with some dvds at home earlier this year, lost about 25lbs, and then...well. It doesn't matter. What matters is, I'm doing it again. I enjoy Zumba, even though my belly jiggles SO much and I would be ridiculously embarrassed to do it in a group setting (hence: dvds). <BR> <BR> What I look like when I Zumba: <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> How I feel when I Zumba: <em>355</em... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:48:59 EST Other exercise: a little survey A quick question for you all. What other sorts of exercise did you do before Zumba, or do now as well as Zumba? Or even instead of Zumba? Are/were you a reluctant exerciser, or are you the sort of person who has to have a go at everything? Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:27:05 EST Heart Rate Monitors I've been doing Zumba for a few months now. I've been wearing a heart rate monitor for the past month or two and I've been noticing that my calorie burn is severely decreasing. I used to burn about 800+ calories, now, I can barely get to 600. I do understand that your muscles adapt to exercise which would decrease your calorie burn. But I'm seriously trying my hardest at the dances, kicking as high as I can and getting really into it (and I'm seriously sweating so I know I'm working it ou... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:35:21 EST Zumba classes in the Midwest Anyone know any good ones in Nebraks, Kansas or Iowa? Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:40:14 EST Have you had to stop Zumba because of injury? Last year I was doing lunges in the Zumba class and ouchie!! The pain got so bad that I actually went to the Dr, had x-rays (no arthritis), did steroids and had to use a crutch. Took time off and was trying to take it easy when I finally was able to Zumba again. No deep lunges at all. Worked well. Then I moved and tried a different class that was so different from my old class and re-injured it again. Not as bad thank goodness. <BR> <BR> Now I'm afraid to do Zumba again. Sticking to m... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:35:00 EST Hey Everyone! My name is Kerrie and I'm trying to find a way to finally get healthy in my life! I've made a lot of changes in my life in the past year and am almost down 30 lbs. I'm very excited except that I have a long way to go! I'm trying to find a way that will hold me accountable for all my actions and provide a little consistency in journey to get healthy! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading and ANY advice or support will be greatly appreciated! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:09:41 EST HELP!! I started working a full time job this year, and have 2 kids. I have been a stay at home mom for 6 years. I was wanting some advice from working parents when do you workout. I am not a morning person at all and don't feel like working out after we get home at night between homework, dinner and everything else we I've also gained back all of the weight I had lost :( <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:26:17 EST Hello! New Team Leader here! I'm the new Team Leader. Please be nice to me. <BR> <BR> OK, continue as you were... <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:39:18 EST New... I am new to Zumba and already an addict. I started last Monday and went every day but one day last week...did a 10am class this morning and I feel great! Sore of course but excited. I just had a baby 6 months ago and I am READY to see my old self in the mirror again. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:05:43 EST Sentao Has anybody tried Sentao yet? What did you think? How hard is it? <BR> <BR> I wonder if it should be tracked the same way as a regular Zumba class or not... <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:55:07 EST Experience w/ Nike Musique IV or Ryka Transitions? When I first started Zumba in January (wearing New Balance running shoes), my feet ached something TERRIBLE after the first few minutes, and I couldn't continue (I didn't notice any knee pain like a lot of other people notice, just feet pain and aches). After doing research and seeing that a lot of it is caused by running shoes that "slant" on the bottoms in order to allow for forward movement, I knew i needed a more "flat" shoe that wouldn't cause my feet to tilt forward and would allow for ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:47:02 EST New to this stuff I found the Zumba set on sale at Amazon and decided to try it out... With my night shift to day shift and back to night shift schedule I could never find a gym or class near me to do anything so I just didn't do anything. Thus, I am extremely obese. However, I fell in love with Zumba - as embarrassing as it is when I attempt to dance, ha! I am still trying out the step-by-step guide since I want to actually be able to dance okay enough to not fall and kill myself. :) Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:50:56 EST Makeup & Zumba I usually don't wear much makeup at all in daily life, but I generally have on mascara, eyebrow pencil and perhaps a bit of eyeliner when I go to Zumba. Maybe a dab or two of cover up. I don't do full-face makup in real life and certainly not for exercise. <BR> <BR> Today I was experimenting with BB cream (I have a big date tomorrow!) and it turned out great! I have Zumba tonight--a fairly intensive class and I am a really heavy sweater. Any chance that I will get through the class wit... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 17:29:06 EST Hi, New here Hello, just started today with Activate. My movements are a little stiff but I think with a few workouts I'll move more smoothly. I guess I'm not used to dancing with sneakers on and it feels weird. I know some of the moves from step workout, just gotta put a spin on it with the hips :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Any suggestions/advise would be most appreciated. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:27:39 EST Zumba classes vs Zumba DVDs or Games I recently started going to Zumba classes and I love love love it, however my work and school schedule doesn't allow me to go everyday like I really want to. I am only able to go to classes 4 days a week. I was considering getting the DVDs or maybe even the game for the WII. Has anyone used the DVDs or the game and if so what did you think, I know it will be nothing like a live class but until I can lighten up my schedule to be able to do daily live classes one of the other options will have ... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 22:39:11 EST General ZIN questions I didn't want to keep posting my questions in the Instructor thread, and couldn't find one already dedicated to it (sorry if there is one and I missed it!), so I thought it might be helpful to start a thread about general/random ZIN questions. <BR> <BR> The site is now showing me as an instructor, and I signed up for ZIN and can access the forum. However, when I go to the Shop page, the prices are all the same as normal. My instructor last night said that it's not a discount that you have t... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:02:45 EST Big hugs for all zumba lovers Dear zumba lovers, <BR> <BR> Hello, this is Cindy. I am so excited that I found here! I have been doing zumba for 2 years, and before that I did hip hop for 2 years. At that time I just felt that a more latin, passionate, and extreme shaking style of dance shall fit me more! That is how I started zumba!!! <BR> <BR> I have done regular zumba and zumba toning. The party-like atmosphere always makes me drunk in mind haha. My instructor said that she enjoys seeing me dance, cuz I always, sponta... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:37:46 EST Tracking Zumba Toning...Help please! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wondering how i should track Zumba Toning on my sparkpeople tracker? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Dana Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:45:19 EST Zumba Gold Live it Up I saw this on collage video today and preordered it. I go to Zumba Gold classes twice a week, so I thought this would be a good supplement to my classes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>umba-goldand174;-live-it-upand0153;-wi<BR>th-zumbaand174;toning-sticks-9184 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:11:05 EST Hi Everyone Hi, I am so happy I found this board! I am a Zumba Addict and proud of it - Zumba is the only workout that I actually "crave" lol! <BR> <BR> I love Zumba so much that I registered to get certified on Nov 2nd! yay!! I am excited but nervous at the same time but I will not let my fears stop me. My plan is to teach at least one class a week once I get my first choreography put together (biting my nails here) <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being an active member of this team! :-) <BR> <... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:09:33 EST Can you name this zumba song ? <BR> It has like phone call at the beginning, it's fast ... <BR> <link><BR>feature=plcp </link> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:28:00 EST New to all of it. I quit smoking about 2 1/2 months ago and gained about 10 lbs in a month. I decided that I was not going to let quitting smoking be the reason I gained even more weight. I started doing Zumba for the Wii almost every day and have lost about 13 lbs in 6 weeks. I am super proud of myself for the first time in a long time. I am doing a 2 hour long Zumba for Cancer on Friday at a Com. College in my area, it will be my first time in a class setting. I am scared but excited. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 06:32:59 EST Starting Over Hello, <BR> I just got back onto Sparkpeople after a year away. I bought the Zumba DVD set this summer, and tried it once. I couldn't quite get it, and I had expected it to be a breeze since I used to be a cheerleader. Haven't tried it again since. I also have trouble doing it when anyone's home with me, I am very self conscious. I need some help, motivation, anything would be great! Thanks! <BR> Ashley Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:06:21 EST Need help identifying this zumba song? It goes something like this (I don't know exactly what word but it could be ow, pow or as my friend likes to say- cow.. but for the purpose of this i'm going to say ow) <BR> <BR> oowww, oowww, oowww (x2) <BR> ow ow ow ow ow ow (x2) <BR> ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow (x2) <BR> owowowowowowowowowowowowowowow (x2) <BR> oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo<BR>w <BR> <BR> I'm also not sure how many times it's said but i know it gets faster each time <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:32:15 EST New to the group and Zumba Hello all! <BR> <BR> I decided to join the team because I just ordered the Exhilarate DVD series. I can't wait to try it! Have been hearing raves about Zumba and one of my friends is a Zumba instructor and has been on my case about coming to her class. I'm not the most coordinated person in the world so I wanted to try it out at home before I go embarrass myself attempting this in public, lol. <BR> <BR> Look forward to connecting with you all and looking through the threads! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:01:53 EST Hi, Zumba Lovers !! I'm new here and I haven't join no classes not yet anyway. My gym that I go to do have Zumba classes and I can't wait to try it out by the look of it on t.v. it does looks good and I am willing to try it out. The classes are free at my gym and it starts on Tues. and Thurs. at 6:00 p.m. so I think it is great. I will keep y'all in posted and let y'all know what is going on. Y'all take care yourself and have a good night. Your  <em>223</em> Jennifer Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:29:55 EST 150lbs lost and becoming a Zumba Instructor OCT 26 Hi ladies!! I am so elated! I started doing Zumba over 2 years ago. Since then, I have lost 150lbs and am becoming a Zumba instructor ;) I am so so so excited, and over joyed. Zumba has been a life saver for me :) Any tips, I know there are other threads like this, but I'm sooo excited! <BR> Before/After(progress pic) <BR> <link><BR>20466110759&l=4bd6c121c </link> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 20:39:06 EST Guinness World Record for Largest Zumba Class If anyone will be in the Albany, NY area on October 13th, at 10:00am, there will be an attempt to break the world record (3,869) for the largest Zumba class. It will be a 30 minute class designed for all levels and ages followed by an additional 1.5 hours of Zumba dancing. For more information, go to Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:15:34 EST Zumbathon! I'm heading to a zumbathon in Streetsboro, OH on Saturday and I'm not exactly sure what to expect. Is it just 2 hours of Zumba? Or is there more to it than that? Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:54:10 EST Hey..... New to this group and Zumba! Hi everyone! I just purchased Zumba a couple days ago, and I had a great time doing it! I am not a fan of 'working out', so I try and find things that I may like. I don't even like dancing and I had a great time. I got Zumba because it looked fun, I want to lose weight,and I want to keep more comfortable dancing around. I am thrilled I found a Zumba group here on Spark! Oh, now a little about ME; My name is Somer and I am married (almost 10 years) and have 3 children (all boys). We live in ce... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:17:20 EST zumba Hi! My name is Kelly. I have been a part of this team for a little while but never posted. I love my Zumba videos! I have the initial set. I keep seeing the infomercial for the new one, is it worth it to purchase or is it just the same with better costumes and lights?? I look forward to being an active member of this team! <BR> Let's do this!! <em>67</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:23:09 EST New Member I LOOOOVVVVVEEEE Zumba! I wish we had zumba class everyday! But I will take my four classes a week and be happy :) Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:42:21 EST Newbie :) Hi everyone! The first time I took a Zumba class, I sprained my ankle...and it was because I was wearing the wrong shoes. I didn't research Zumba enough to know I might need some slicker soled shoes. Anyway, long story short, after waiting 6 weeks to dance again, I got intimidated by others in the class. Not that they were mean or anything, I was just a newbie, doing the steps, wrong, looking like a cow with her udder shaking, etc. So, I stopped going. <BR> <BR> Today, I came back...and ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:39:35 EST I've got zumba tonight!!! Tuesdays are my zumba day at my gym! So excited I love my trainer I've done a lot of zumba classes but her's are the best! <BR> <BR> Just Fitness 4 U hurst!!! Check it out! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:55:53 EST Heyy =] Heyy, my name is Neomi and Im going to start Zumba tomorrow. I was watching some videos online and even my 16 month old son was dancing to them!! Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:38:55 EST zumba with a hand injury I love zumba at my local gym.The Zumba ladies know me.When I started Zumba last March I had a cut on the bottom of my big toe.I carried on with the class as It healed.I bought dance shoes.Now my problem is that I have broken my left hand by the pinky finger.I am waiting for surgury but in a splint.Could I still do Zumba now and after I get surgury and a cast? P.S I'm not embarrassed to look stupid. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:20:25 EST Zumba in DC Area? Hi everyone! I just recently moved to the DC area (Northern Virginia) and am looking for some new Zumba classes in this area to try out. Would love any recommendations! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:15:00 EST Total Body Transformation DVD? I've been doing Zumba 2 on the Wii and have had great success (have lost 27 pounds so far), and I love it! But I'm starting to really dread having to drag out the Wii belt, get out the Wii controller, turn on the game, wait for it to load, etc. (Although I do love being able to do only the songs that I love and pre-select). <BR> <BR> I'd really love to get the DVDs, and have decided I want the original Total Body Transformation set. The only problem is that it's so hard to find! The only... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:17:51 EST Short Zumba instructors? Hi everyone, I'm new here. I have a question - Do any of you have short Zumba instructors? Or are any of you ZINs that are in this community short? I am very short (under 5'0"), and I'm getting my Zumba license in a few weeks (after much debating and deciding and changing my mind.... but that's another story LOL). Since I'm very short, I'm worried people will have trouble seeing me if I start teaching. If I'm on a stage or on one of those platforms, I should be ok, but what if the room I... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:34:08 EST zumba dvds diffrent workouts? I ave the Zumba Fitness® DVD Kit with the Zumba® Basics & 20-Minute Express <BR> Zumba® Sculpt & Tone Zumba® Cardio Party dvds. <BR> <BR> Dose anyone konw if the dvd's with the Zumba® Fitness Exhilarate set are diffrent workouts or just the same as the fitness kit with diffrent names . Thanks Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:59:31 EST I have Fibromyalgia... I can't get past 2 days of zumba in a row... I do 2 days on, then off one or 2 depending how i'm felling on that day (I walk on those days) then try to get in 2 more days...I usually get 3-4 a week, but I really wanted to get to 5 a week. I'm getting 6-7 days of activity in, 30 to 60 minutes most days, I just wanted to step it up. Does anyone else deal with this? Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:14:46 EST Zumba toning Just curious how many of you also do Zumba Toning. <BR> <BR> My Zumba instructor conducts a regular Zumba class 3 days a week, and twice a week does a toning class. Monday's class is 30 minutes of regular Zumba, followed by 30 minutes of toning, while Thursday's class is 60 minute of Zumba toning. <BR> <BR> The toning classes definitely makes strength training a lot more fun. And I am definitely seeing more muscle definition, particularly in my arms. <BR> <BR> If you haven't tried a toning... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 02:02:23 EST Song Attribution Question One of my Zumba instructors gave me a copy of this song--such great fun to dance to! He is a bit disorganized though and does not have attribution information for the track. I would like to know the correct title and the name of the artist so that I can organize it in my music collection, but also so that I can buy a legal copy of the track. <BR> <BR> I *think* it is called El Batazo. It's probably Cuban or Caribbean given the baseball references and the accent. I've looked through Gai... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:37:42 EST New to Zumba & Team Hi, I am so glad there is a ZUMBA team. I have done a class and have the DVD's at home. I like doing the DVD's at home better.I have not mastered all of the moves, but it is alot of fun! <em>213</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 01:36:28 EST WHAT'S THE NAME OF THIS SONGGGG! I've been dying to find this song. I don't remember the lyrics clearly, but it goes something like this.. "gyal the way you shake's driving/making me crazy" PLEASEEE HELP MEEE. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 17:09:30 EST Zumba wii 2 My favorite song on Zumba 2 wii is Pause!! What's yours?? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:04:47 EST Hey y'all! I'm a ZUMBA fanatic. I started doing it at a local church about a year or so ago. It was probably one of the first things Ive ever tried by myself. My instructor is just amazing! Although I'll admit sometimes I have issues getting there. I hope to start back on Monday cause it's oh so fun! -Bethanie Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:45:55 EST "Loco loco" Song? Please help! Hi all! I'm new to these threads but I bet you're totally sick of these questions by now. But I'm going to ask anyway. I'm a seasoned Zumba-goer and lately there is a song I just love. It's relatively fast, a salsa type of beat, but it sounds like a typical latin/hip-hop song (sung by a man/men because there are no female voices) that might be popular. It's all in Spanish and though I speak it, I haven't been able to make out the lyrics, but there's a refrain that always ends with a man'... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:10:05 EST Back to Zumba after injury YEAH!! My first time back to Zumba after almost 6 weeks. An old knee injury on an old knee really got me for awhile - even had to use a crutch. But tonight I could Zumba. I did have to adapt some of the exercises but was so glad to do some sweating and dancing. YEAH!!! Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:19:35 EST New to this Team & Zumba! Hi there. I saw one of my Sparkfriends join this Team & I figured I would too. I just startded Zumba last night & I loved it! I can't wait to go again next week. For now I am going to go to Zumba every Monday night! Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:57:17 EST Has Zumba helped you with other goals? On another thread there was a discussion of Zumbathons. After surviving several of those, I realized that I might be able to get back into authentic Latin dancing after a serious knee injury, several years of illness (including brain surgeries) and being sedentary for a long time because I was sick. <BR> <BR> So, in April I decided to jump back in and go to a Salsa convention. These are called congresos. I danced for several hours on the opening Friday of the congreso. Then on Saturday... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:50:57 EST Baby Boomers Zumba Contest saw this posted on Facebook from Zumba and wanted to share... <BR> <BR> Calling all Baby Boomers!! <BR> <BR> Has the Zumba program changed or improved your life? If so, would you like to share your story on The Suzanne Somers Show on Lifetime? <BR> <BR> Simply upload a video of yourself explaining how Zumba Fitness has changed you to YouTube and send the link to for your chance to be picked! <BR> <BR> Hurry! Deadline for video submissions is Monday, August 2... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:19:29 EST New Challenge???? When is their gonna be a new challenge? Just wondering. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:40:59 EST New to the team.... Zumba Lover I love Zumba. I have the Zumba Exhilarate DVD's. I love them, but have been unmotivated to work out lately. Can't wait to have people challenge me and keep me accountable. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:39:04 EST Hello, New to the Team and SP! I am new to all this so I will try to keep up as it seems that SP is such a huge community. Which I guess is a great thing since I need all the support I can get. I love, love, love Zumba. I have the DVD's from the first set. I do it everyday or try to on my rest days I walk. My goal is to get into a class but there aren't that many here I can get to on a night I am free. :) Tue, 7 Aug 2012 22:43:29 EST Thank you Yes Yes Yes. Thank you so much. You are my hero!!!! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:09:07 EST Song help My Zumba instructor keeps saying he will share the song but never has. The lyrics go something like your body tic tac toe. It is not the song Tic Tic Tac. I would be so appreciative of any help. Thanks Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:56:18 EST Song? There's a song, it sounds like it's Indian. <BR> It's a male & a female singing & at one point I think the male says something like "The way you move, the way you move, the way you move" <BR> Anyone know what song this is?? Tue, 7 Aug 2012 10:55:28 EST New to Zumba but need some advice! Hello I'm new to Zumba and I want to become an instructor but need some advice. I took a Zumba class once a while back and my experience was not a good one. It was my first time and I felt very awkward and out of place and I had a hard time keeping up with the moves. I left the class feeling disappointed and frustrated. While I was driving home, I thought "It would be great if there was a Zumba class for those women like myself who are not a size 2 and have never done Zumba before and feel in... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 17:23:49 EST I can't find this song! There is a song my instructor does in class, she isn't there this week & none of the other instructors know what song I'm talking about! It's driving me CRAZY! It sounds "move that, move that body" and then some Spanish words. Part of it goes "zuh zuh zuh zuh" and just keeps repeating that. That part, we spin around in a circle. If anyone knows this song, please help me out!! <BR> Thanks!! Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:02:59 EST Rush DVD Was wondering by doing that dvd and walking 2 miles a day. Would that help me lose the weight that i want to lose. Right now so much going on i am trying to do this each day. <BR> <BR> Anyone have good results by doing the Rush Dvd? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:58:19 EST Good Zumba Facebook Pages? I'm wondering if anyone knows of an active Zumba page for classes/instructors located in WA state? The page for the class I attend isn't active much at all. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you for considering my question! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 01:10:39 EST Sore Feet Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am completely in love with Zumba! I go to classes three times a week (would go every day if I had time and could afford it!). <BR> <BR> I have however been getting very sore feet lately. Each of the classes I go to are in a different place - one is in a dance studio, one in a church hall, one is on a dance floor/on the carpet in a gold club - so all have very different types of flooring which I think may be the reason I am experiencing this - I have two pairs of tra... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:33:55 EST Q for Zumba Instructors: Original Movements A Zumba instructor that I know is competing in the “original movements” contest at the upcoming Zumba convention. <BR> <BR> My thought when hearing about this contest was that the goal was unique, original choreography--something new and distinctive. Her interpretation is to do very simple, original movements—what I would call the basics. Her competition routine is very simple and frankly kind of bland. <BR> <BR> Is she understanding the parameters of the task correctly? I can’t find... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:08:24 EST Song Title Help I went to a larger free Zumba class and didn't get to ask about a song. Anyone know one that has the lyrics with tic tac toe repeated? Very fast very fun song. Help greatly appreciated :) Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:09:35 EST Do you let your students to teach Zumba? Hi, I'm a certified Zumba Instructor. <BR> One of my new students asked me if she could teach one song at my zumba class. <BR> She is NOT certified as a Zumba instructor. I told her that she couldn't teach Zumba at <BR> my class. She told me that all other Zumba instructors let her to teach one song at their classes.Do you let your student who is not certified to teach one song at your class? Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:02:20 EST Zumba in the Club It has just been announced that there will be another Zumba in the Club in my city in September and I am so excited! <BR> <BR> This will be the third one since they began doing them in February this year! Its just so much fun to Zumba in a club surrounded in so many people and with lots of different instructors leading the routines - it's a great way to see what else is out there! <BR> <BR> EXCITED! <em>334</em> <em>353</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:36:13 EST Hello Zumba Lovers I am new to Zumba & new to Spark People. I just received and started doing my Zumba 2 days ago & I am completely addicted already. <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 02:20:37 EST ZIN 39 songs list ? can someone give me a complete track list of ZIN 39 ? thank you :) Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:51:39 EST New to Zumba I live in a teeny rural town with no Zumba classes inside of 45 minutes so I ordered the latest version of Zumba for the Xbox. Can't wait to get it! I run and do the elliptical regularly, as well as pilates, yoga and weights, but I'm anxious to try something new that doesn't require 1.5 hours on the road and keeps me inside from the awful heat/humidity. Love to dance but I'm not good at it so this will be interesting! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:29:53 EST Hi new to Zumba but love it Hi i only get the chance to go to Zumba class once on a saturday but im hooked, I love the buzz it gives you and the energy so much so ive looked for some of the tunes he uses and bought them on amazon and itunes <BR> only 2 i cant find but they are on ZIN CD??? <BR> I try to do 30/40 mins two/three times a week now as find it makes me feel so good <BR> thanks for letting me join <BR> Helen Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:03:24 EST Zumba Music Search other than youtube videos i'm having trouble looking for zumba music. love lots of the pitbull songs so i guess i could get one of his cd's but does anyone know of a site online i can download zumba songs for my mp3? any suggestions would be great! thanks :) Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:17:19 EST Never tried Zumba Yet. Hi everyone, I have not been able to try Zumba yet... I love to dance and I use to teach aerobics years ago. So I can't wait to start... But, here is the problem. <BR> 1) I have very little space... when I say little it's no bigger then the arrow mat for PS/wii games. <BR> 2) I'm in a truck 98% of the time... for weeks on end..24 hrs a day. <BR> 3) I have internet and seen the vids on youtube but I can't use them because of the cost of internet for that amount of time.. <BR> 4) I can and hav... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 19:46:30 EST Obtaining Music Licenses Question How does an individual go about obtaining the Public Performance Composition Licenses for ASCAP, BMI and SESAC if the facility where I'll be teaching doesn't have them? Can I get them as an individual? Or am I stuck to just playing original Zumba music? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:20:15 EST Hi Zumba Lovers I love love love Zumba!! Never thought working out could be so much fun and I'm glad to have found this group who shares in the same passion. One of my long term goals is to become a certified instructor but I told myself I have to lose 60 lbs first. I can't wait to see that day! <BR> Good luck to all you Zumba lovers out there! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:33:18 EST Hi, I am Seatah Hello everyone, My name is Seatah, I am 27 years old. I joined sparkpeople to help lose 20kg, and it’s been great so far. I really hate to exercise, so I thought I’d try something new. Today was the first time for me to do a zumba workout, and my was that fun, I really loved it. If anyone here has any suggestions for a beginner like me, I’d be glad to hear it. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:07:51 EST what you wear to class--q uestion! Hey! I was just curious about 2 things, I have been doing Zumba for about a year solid now and I would like to know what kind of shoes everyone has been having luck with? and also could you recommend a good sports bra brand/type? Mine is starting to wear out and I need some recommendations (and i'm a bit bust-y, like 38D) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 10:02:59 EST New to group..Luv Zumba Hi, <BR> I am married and have 3 boys. I love Zumba!! It is my stress relief and I am determined to lose 29 lbs. I love it because it doesn't feel like exercise. Would love to meet other Zumba Moms out there. I am determined to get back in my skinny jeans! :) Wed, 4 Jul 2012 17:41:48 EST Chat room? Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to this team and was wondering if there is just a general 'chat room' ? I'm just getting back into SP and wanted to gab with some other zumba ladies. :) <BR> Dee <BR> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:13:25 EST Zumba newbie! Hi everyone, <BR> I just joined a gym & started doing Zumba. I love it! I probably look like a freak, but what a blast! <BR> :) Dee Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:50:04 EST Best Time for Zumba Class I have an opportunity to do a Zumba class at a rec center. The center is located in an urban area by a University. I doubt that the University students would come to the class because I'm almost sure that Zumba is offered on their campus. I'm pretty much targeting residents that live around the University and a few college students. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to decide on a Saturday class time. I already have a 10am at another location. My options at this particular location is 8:00am or 12:30pm. ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:13:54 EST Eep I'm gonna do it! I've been doing zumba for a year and a half now and have decided I want to get certified. <BR> This is HUGE for me. Me to be a fitness instructor?? <em>40</em> . <BR> I'm a new woman and have changed so much. I love zumba and wanna rock it! <BR> <BR> I'm staying tuned, no basic training near me in July but hopefully August will be the month they got a class! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:29:03 EST Aqua Zumba Hi members, <BR> I have joined an Aqua Zumba class at my gym. I really need the low impact exercise and have completely fallen in love with the Zumba! I would encourage anyone who has joint problems <BR> to consider Water Aerobics and especially the Aqua Zumba. I thnk we'll be seeing many more classes offered as we "baby boomers" age. I especially love the music!! <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:22:05 EST Zumba class cost? Just wondering if some people would help me compare Zumba costs. The place I have been going is GREAT, but the cost seems a bit high for me. I was just wondering if it is abnormally high compared to others. It is $95 unlimited month, $45 for 10 classes, or $6 per class. It is ONLY a class gym (their are no machines...although we do have weights for weight class but no showers, or locker room.) Sat, 30 Jun 2012 09:22:14 EST Zumba newbie Hi everyone, I'm Joshall! Today is my first day of doing Zumba. I'm also doing the 30 day Shred and I'm on day 10 of that. I decided at add in Zumba 3 days a week. I have heard a lot of buzz about it and had to find out what it was about. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:01:25 EST help with a zumba song Does anybody know this song that goes "FWAH!" and it's like fast paced then after the FWAH, it's two power moves in a row <BR> <BR> I know this is a bad description, but if anyone could help it'd be great <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:28:04 EST Newbie Zumba Lover Hi my name is Shelby and i've been on sparkspeople for a week now and I love it!! I also love zumba i've been doing it for a few months off and on but i've been doing it a lot more recently. I do it at the gym and it is a great fun workout. I'm so glad i started doing it!! :) Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:10:27 EST Hi Zumba Lovers I love Zumba. I have lost about 35 pounds in a period of 2 years, eating right with Spark and doing tons of Zumba. I became a zumba Instructor in August 2011 and now I got licensed to teach Zumba Toning recently. I love love Zumba!! So glad to find a group that loves it just like I do. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:04:48 EST What do you like about your Zumba class the best? What your favorite thing about your class? Is it the instructor, and why, is it the music, the location? Tell us what you like the best! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:12:14 EST Help finding Zumba dvds for a beginner I am new to Zumba. Yesterday was my first day trying it. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Zumba dvd for beginners? I have been doing it on youtube with Gigi. I really like it and struggle at times to keep up with the steps. But I figure that will pass after I do it for a while. I have a wii system and I heard wii has Zumba, but I have heard mixed reviews about it. Can someone please help me? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:44:06 EST Classes Where do you participate in Zumba fitness classes? At home, gym, church, night club, or other? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:01:07 EST Help! I am going to travel and I want to do my classes. What I need advice on is this-I want to use my netbook but it has no disc drive. So how do I use videos? I would use classes I find on-line but I probably won't have reliable internet access. Second question - what videos do you all reccommend? I need this all together for vacation in less than a week..... <BR> Thanks, thanks, thanks Zumba Lovers! <BR> <em>49</em> <em>285</em> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:05:23 EST New Zumba X-Box Game Progress feature I was wondering if anyone who purchased the game has the ability to keep track of their progress. For some reason and I hope it's not because I do not have "Live" access on the X-Box. I do have other X-Box fitness games that keep track of my progress. But the Zumba games always says that it's my first day. Does anyone have any feed back on this subject. Thank you! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:46:04 EST Zumbathon to end Parkinson's June 29th in NY Is anyone going to the Zumbathon to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation in NY? Here's the link for the info: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> One of my instructors and a few others will be going. I'm seriously considering going. Tanya Beardsly and Gina Grant will be there. And it's for such a great cause. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:42:01 EST Hi, I'm new to the team Hi everyone, I'm new to the team but I know I'll fit in cause I love doing my Zumba workout. I have the Zumba Exhilirate and I have the Zumba for Xbox too. Look forward to meeting and talking with everyone. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:12:33 EST