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1/12/10 6:58 P

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Ok, I'm not "new" per se, but I've been dormant for a while because of my pregnancies, but now I'm back and I want to get in shape.

My name is Shannon, I'm 24, married with 2 boys (Jayden is 2, Jaxson is 9 months), and I live in WA state.

My goal is to get down to 145 by my 25th birthday this July and then maintain my weight from there on out. My husband and I do want to start thinking about adding another child to the mix, but not until I get myself into shape and we get our finances in order first.

I'm definitely ready to shed my frumpy mom image and get back to feeling great. My husband bought me the Zumba set for Christmas and I'm starting it today... I'm really excited!

Oh, and I'd love a buddy to help keep me accountable if anyone is interested!! :)

"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you".
Mom to Jayden (12.8.07) and Jaxson (4.5.09)
Married to Aaron (10.26.08)
GOAL: 140-145 by my 25th birthday in July!
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1/12/10 10:42 A

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Hi Everyone!

I just started a Zumba class and I love it! I have gone twice so far (Monday nights at 5:30pm) and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. I never realized how fun working out could really be.

Looking forward to meeting some of my fellow Zumba enthusiasts :) Hope you all have a great day!

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1/12/10 9:59 A

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Hi Sue and Ericka I'm in MD also but in Hyattsville. I would love to become an instructor some day.

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SHAYS1 Posts: 8
1/12/10 5:28 A

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Hi:

I am also a Zumba instructor and teach 5 classes per week in Baltimore. Got my Basic certification in June 08 and went from there to Basic II and Gold.

What area do you live?

Sue

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1/12/10 5:25 A

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Hi Erica:

I am also a Zumba instructor - in Baltimore - teach 6 classes a week and LOVE it!!!
Where are you located?

Sue

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1/12/10 5:23 A

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Hi Mary:

Keep up the GREAT work it is well worth the success.

Sue

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1/11/10 12:46 P

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Hi my name is Emely
I've done Zumba in the past combine with walking and strength training and lost a decent amount but we all know how the story goes. Life happened.
I'm back in 2010 and my saying it's "this is it" no more torture, no more fad diets, no more quick fix.
I found sparkpeople last week and it's been a heaven sent.

I'm 26, separated from husband don't know where that it's going but I'm not worry about that now. I have a very busy two year old and I need to keep up with him.

So my major goal is to loose 70 pounds but this time I'm doing it one day at a time.

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1/7/10 10:18 P

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Hi! My name is Marta and I LOVE Zumba! I found it to be a new way to workout and have fun at the same time! I even got certified to teach Zumba last August but don't feel confident enough (body wise) to teach it. My gym has Zumba once a week but it's at an inconvenient time, but I will do my best to be there! I wish they had it more often. Otherwise I will keep practicing with my DVD emoticon

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1/7/10 1:25 P

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Hi All. My name is Jewel and I am new to the team. I have been doing Zumba for about a year now and I do love it. I may not be the most coordinated person but it is fun and I really get a great workout. I go on Monday night through my local park and rec for a hour. Wish I could go more often!

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. JAMES 4:8

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1/6/10 4:53 P

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hi! i am new to this group and will be starting zumba on friday. i am very excited and can't wait to start!

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1/6/10 3:27 P

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Hi -

I'm new to this team, but have been doing Zumba since April. I love it! I love the DVD's and toning sticks, too.

Our instructor, Amy, just got certified on Toning, and classes start in February. I can't wait!

Cathy

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1/6/10 1:43 P

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Hi everyone . . . I'm new to Zumba, just got the dvd's and hand weights for xmas. Haven't actually braved it yet but I'm sure I'm going to love it!!
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Working towards a new mummy for my sons, a new wife for my husband and a new life for me!!


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1/3/10 8:15 P

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Hey everyone! I began doing Zumba back in November but had to stop going mid december due to work picking up during the holiday season (I work retail). I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE Zumba!! I plan to go back to my regular schedule of atteding zumba about 4-5 times a week!

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1/2/10 7:37 P

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Hi guys! I am not new to spark either but I am newish to Zumba. I have done Zumba for the past 3 weeks and I am really enjoying it!

Edited by: CONFUSEDBIRD at: 1/2/2010 (19:37)
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit." - George E. Allen
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1/1/10 7:10 P

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Hey there everyone

Happy New Year!

I am not new to Spark but I am new to Zumba. I tried a class a while back, but didn't end up following thru with the classes. I have always wanted to go back....and this year I am. My first class will be this Tuesday. I am so excited, and I am so excited to be on this team.

-Melanie :)

�It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.

�We�re always getting ready to live, but never living. �

Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress.
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12/29/09 8:54 P

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Hi, everyone. I just rejoined Spark today after a year long hiatus. Been dancing since May and am Zumba and Zumba Gold certified. I really enjoy it- even when I have the momentary brain collapse in the middle of a routine. Thank goodness my classes love a good laugh too.
ZUMBA, Baby!

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12/29/09 2:27 P

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Hi! I'm doing Zumba classes at the UFC in Huntsville, AL. I love it! Can't wait to meet all the Zumba lovers here as well!

Baci!
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12/27/09 5:56 P

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Hey everyone! My name is Mary and my weight loss journey started in June with a ZUMBA class! I signed up for ZUMBA through our local parks and rec dept. It was offered once a week all summer. After the first class, I got home and was not ABOUT to eat an unhealthy dinner after all that sweatin! haha
ever since Sept, she has offered the class twice a week and i try to miss as few as possible. I have brought at least 10 different people with me and plan to become an instructor in the near future. My teacher gave me a Gift CErtificate for 8 free classes cause I brought so may people...so...75 lbs later, here I am still LOVING Zumba! cant wait til next session starts back up after the new year!

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12/18/09 5:33 P

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Hey all! I am new to the team as well! I have been going to zumba for a couple of months, but have been slacking in the workout and zumba dept for almost 2 weeks, but I finally went back to zumba last night! I realize it is the only workout I do that I actually smile and laugh the entire way through! Love it! Hope to make it to a class tuesday and hoping there will be one on Christmas eve as well!

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12/18/09 6:45 A

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hi iam new to this team and new to zumba i had my first class to day.iam hooked

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12/18/09 6:14 A

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today i had my first zumba class it was awsome i,m going to stick with zumba.

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12/15/09 7:33 P

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Hello! I just had my first Zumba class tonight! It was awesome! I love it. I'm definitely going to go back on Thursday. :)

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12/14/09 11:57 P

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Hi everyone! I am a Zumba newbie and I'm completely hooked! I did my first class last Thursday because I just needed something to shake up my boring treadmill routine. I loved it so much I went back on Saturday and Sunday, and then again today. I'll be going tomorrow too. After only four classes I've already dropped 6 pounds...but it's so much fun I don't even notice how hard I'm working!!

JADE DRAGONS-PROUD AND DETERMINED!


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MSNIK1 Posts: 3
12/9/09 11:32 P

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Hello all! I absolutely love zumba so I figured that this was the best team to join. I have been doing zumba for about a year, on and off, and just can't get enough.

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12/8/09 3:17 P

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I'm Jenell and I'm new to SP. I bought the ZUMBA DVDs in September but somehow I stopped doing them. My friend and I are working together to get in shape, and I suggested that we do ZUMBA on days where it's really icy outside. I'm glad to see so many people that enjoy ZUMBA and I can't wait to get "back in the saddle" again!

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12/8/09 1:55 P

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Hi everyone! I'm new to this group-- I love zumba and am an instructor! It's my passion.... Hope to chat with everyone soon!
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12/5/09 11:41 P

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New to this group. Been doing zumba for a little over a month now and love it.

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New to this group. Been doing zumba for a little over a month now and love it.

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12/4/09 8:39 P

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Hi Everyone! My name is Nikki and I am a Zumba instructor. I love it!



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AMYEBETH's Photo AMYEBETH Posts: 35
12/3/09 12:54 P

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I joined here the other day.
I LOVE Zumba!! I've only been doing it since September but I love it!
I do it as much as possible, its only offered twice a week and my YMCA, and I can't attend one of the days. I attend any free classes offered elsewhere in my area.
This week I've done Zumba 4 times, yay! :)
I got my best friend hooked on it last week, she is attending with me as much as possible now.
I would love to take the instructor course. We don't have many instructors around here, so there aren't many classes. :(

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12/3/09 10:48 A

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I love Zumba but I don't get to the classes as often as I would like.

"Giving attention to my health is the best gift I can give myself."
- Phylicia Rashad


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12/2/09 6:13 P

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Hi all,

I just got my Zumba DVDs yesterday. The steps are tripping me up a bit but I just know if I stick with it, it'll turn into a lot of fun!

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ANTWHABAP's Photo ANTWHABAP Posts: 734
11/24/09 11:08 A

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Hello! I am Jessica and have been doing Zumba only once a week for the past month or month and a half. Unfortunately my Zumba instructor is only in town once a week and lately we barely do Zumba at all and have been doing other things. It's sad. However, I am scheduled for a workshop on Dec. 12 and then will be teaching it in the aerobics classes at the college I work for. That will be four days a week, then I will be working in the community next to me two days a week probably. So, I am looking forward to actually working out to Zumba and being able to get others hooked on it.

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11/23/09 9:38 P

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Hello Everyone!!!! I am new to SparkPeople, and I'm soooo Glad I found this group!!! I've been doing Zumba since March of this year, and I am truly addicted! My Zumba instructor is sooo great! I truly aspire to become an instructor someday. In addition to Zumba I do Burlesquercise, and work out DVD's (I'm an infomercial junkie lol)! Recently my sis and I were in our instructor's Zumba promotional DVD. We were super excited! It's great to be part of this group, and I hope to get to know you all so we can support one another emoticon

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11/22/09 8:10 P

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Hi everyone I'm new to this team and have also just started Zumba about a month ago and LOVE it! I am doing it 3x/week and one day of strength training with a personal trainer! I really needed to find something to peak my interest again in working out....and thank god I found Zumba!!!! I'm so happy to find all you Zumba lovers too!

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11/19/09 11:31 A

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I just found this site. I have got to zumba class twice and tonight is the third time and I absolutely love it. I was hoping it would give me the boost my body needs to continue on my weight loose journey and it seems to have done the trick.

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11/18/09 8:38 P

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I am new to both Zumba and this team. I've been going to Zumba about 3 times a week for a month now, and I love it! It's actually what got me back into the gym and on Sparkpeople! emoticon

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11/18/09 10:13 A

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Hello fellow "New to Zumba Lovers team"! I notice that some of you take classes more than once a week. Do any of you know if there is a "good" standard to achieve maximum benefits? I am taking a Saturday morning class, but have an opportunity to take a evening class after work. It would be a different instructor from my Saturday class. Any suggestions?

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11/16/09 9:26 A

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I am new to this team and quite new to Zumba as well. Today begins my fourth week of Zumba :-) I go to an hour long class 4 days a week (one of those days is Saturday morning so it helps me to keep my weekend in check) I LOVE Zumba, it makes me feel so good about myself. I'm glad to be a part of this group. Also, to the person who posted about shoes for Zumba, I found I was not able to pivot and turn as well as I wanted so did some research and found that dance/cheer shoes are best for Zumba. Nike Musique is what I found and they are awesome for class, nice and light and pivot very smoothly!

~Live and learn~


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11/14/09 10:00 P

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I am new to the team. I will be taking my 1st class on Wednesday and I'm pumped!! I cant wait. Let ya know how it goes :)

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. ~Vance Havner

Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. ~Robert Brault


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11/11/09 12:26 P

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Uh oh, I'm getting hooked! Zumba is so much fun. I've taken classes under 2 different instructors & they are very different from each other in their presentation but both are very good at motivation & giving a great workout. I love to dance, so Zumba has been a perfect fit for me. I feel like it's a dance class vs. an aerobic class & I expect to leave sweating up a storm. Fun times!

The more effort I put forth, the less I will become.


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11/8/09 9:39 A

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New to the group and new to Zumba! Took my first class Thursday and loved it. Looking forward to another class today!




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Hello everybody!! I'm new to this team and i LOVE zumba! Ive been doing 1 class per week for a couple weeks now and love the beat of the music and the classes are very fun and i feel so energized afterwards! a great workout!

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I am new to Zumba and new to this team. I've been doing Zumba for about 3 months now. It is the most fun I've ever had exercising. I've driven all over town to take classes. I have definitely found that all Zumba classes are not created equal.
Does anyone know about any particular shoes that help with Zumba? I find that my feet hurt sometimes during class.

"Giving attention to my health is the best gift I can give myself."
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hi all im Emily. I just recently started doing Zumba and I LOVE it!! I love to dance so this is soo my thing. happy Zumbaing everyone!

Emily
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I didn't get to be overweight over night, so I'm not gonna lose it over night.

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11/2/09 1:15 P

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Hey!! I'm Tangee and I just took my first Zumba class last Thursday night. It was cold and rainy and just an awful day, but I drove myself to the rec center and trudged up the stairs to the dance classroom, chilled tot he bone and a little grumpy. About 5 minutes into class and I was giggling and smiling and having a good time. I can hardly wait til my next class!
I'll be picking up a Monday night class too, so I Zumba twice a week and do yoga twice a week.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.


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11/2/09 7:11 A

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I started doing Zumba classes about 3 or 4 months ago I think. First I saw the DVDs and bought those, but the classes are WAY more fun!! Awesome music and just better, I think....We have a few instructors in my city, but I really like the one I started with and haven't tried anyone else since she has the best times for me. I would LOVE to do it twice a week, but sometimes can't afford it :(

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see"

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10/27/09 6:39 P

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i tried Zumba last saturday and loved it , can't wait to go back in november


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Hey guys! I'm new to this group, but not new to Zumba! I have been taking class for 2 years and teaching for 2 months.










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Got the dvds and I did do the whole basics, break down of the individual steps. I'll try the 15 min express tonight.

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