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8/22/10 9:24 P

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Awesome, I still want to get the shoes! I tried on a pair of Nike Musique's but there was another pair of Kapelle's (spelling?) that I wanted to to try but they were out of stock on my size so I'm waiting til they get them in.

Getting excited about the fall sessions starting up. Peace. Love. Zumba! emoticon

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6/23/10 7:48 A

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COKEGIRL 68,
Thanks for all the great information, I think I will pick up the book. I was more concerned that it will not have a food plan in it and yes common sense would be to eat normal everyday food given the amount of calories we can burn. I just got a new pair of Nike dance shoes and tomorrow will try them out.

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Trista

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6/22/10 10:30 P

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The first half of the book is about the creation of Zumba and is very inspiring, it also is interspersed with many success stories of people who have joined Zumba classes, bought the dvds and what they've lost etc. The 2nd part related to how to eat is written by the person involved in the Biggest Loser.

I like it because its more common sense. Move (and have fun) and eat real food - who knew!

Its crazy how many calories you can burn in a class. I'm especially inspired by those who have lost 40lbs in a year doing Zumba. That's my long term goal for a year from when I started.

I still use the dvds. Right now its two weeks between sessions at the community centres so I'm using this as an opportunity to do the dvds every night until the next session starts up.

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6/17/10 2:29 P

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CokeGirl68,
Thanks for you input. I own all the DVD's for the total transformation but when I ordered them, nothing on diet came with the program. I think once he wrote the book, he removed that part of the DVD package off his website.

So the diet seems to be working for you or making particular changes..That is great

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6/17/10 2:24 P

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I agree that the dvd included in the book is disappointing. However, the information in the book is great. The "diet"/Health Eating part is written by an expert from the Biggest Loser show and I enjoyed reading the evolution of Zumba. I have been incorporating advice from the book and it seems to be working so far :o)

I give the book a 5 out of 5. Don't buy it for the dvd tho, if you want the dvds, buy the actual dvds. The live party one is tres awesome :o)

Edited by: COKEGIRL68 at: 6/17/2010 (14:25)
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6/15/10 8:28 A

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Is the book worth it? Amazon had bad reviews but I believe the people that reviewed it, thought they were getting a complete workout DVD.

I would be interested if it gives you a diet? How would you rate the book and what is included?

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6/7/10 10:25 P

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Zumba is like a healthy addiction. First I went to one class. Then I bought the book... then I ordered the DVD's... then I signed up for more classes. I'm now in it three times a week with different instructors for each class and have lost 10lbs. Where has this workout been all my life when I was getting boring gym memberships that didn't suit me whatsoever!

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5/27/10 10:08 A

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I love to work but I hate how it cuts into fun time( like Zumba!!) emoticon

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5/27/10 9:56 A

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I have them also. I just haven't had the time to use them. I need to stop working so much.

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5/26/10 9:04 A

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The longer you work at it, the better you will get. I have used my Power Zumba about 10 times & still don't have the footwork down on one song. Mine is broken into different songs, different dances for each. Just keep moving, that's the trick!

I am focusing on getting the footwork down first. If I try to do arms & legs I screw up if I can't get the footwork. Good luck!!!

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5/25/10 10:38 A

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Thanks ELLFIN3, you will catch on, just stick with it.

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5/23/10 8:53 P

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I got Zumba fitness Complete Total-Body Transformation System ( 3 DVDs Zumba Fitness Basico, 20 min workout I cardio party). Also Join the party & Zumba Fitness Live. I have only tried the basic where they show the different steps! I hope I can catch on soon!!

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5/22/10 8:55 P

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What is the name of the DVD you got, ELLFIN3? What songs are on your DV?

When I ordered I just got sound (a CD), no dancing!!! I'm still doing mine from You Tube! I just don't know what DVD to order.

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5/20/10 9:39 P

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I tried it tonight! Boy do I suck at this!! It may take awhile to get the hang of it! But even if it does, was working and sweating! LOL!! I will keep trying!! I think I can get it!!

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5/20/10 5:36 P

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Have fun Elfin!! Remember if you are on carpet, lift your feet!! emoticon

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5/20/10 5:27 P

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Let me know how you like it!! I havfe been wanting to order some.

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5/20/10 4:41 P

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I ordered and rec'd the Zumba DVDs hope I can do this! It really looks fun! I am going to try to try this to night!! Wish me luck!!!!!

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