(Closed) Zumba! Whose done it?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love Zumba. I’ve never done one of the videos, but my gym has a class and it is so much fun!

The 45 min goes by in a flash and it is so energizing. The music is great and the instructor is high energy. I am ALWAYS sore the next day.

I haven’t done it consistently enough to see any weight loss results, but it is a combo of cardo and some strength training (squats etc) so I’d think it’d be a great way to get in shape.

As for the “zumba sticks” my class doesn’t use them.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I LOVE ZUMBA!!! I used to do it religiously at the gym but my favorite instructors have all gone away so I haven’t been doing it lately. The instructor makes a huge difference when doing it at the gym. I have not tried the videos and have never used the zumba sticks (have no clue what they even are!). I hate doing cardio but zumba is actually fun. it’s the only workout thing I have actually looked forward to doing. I didn’t see major results but I am not working to lose weight but rather to tone. I did notice at least a slight difference in my midsection area. Zumba works your “love handles” area really well which a lot of cardio workouts don’t do. You also get out of it what you put in. You can do it at a low intensity level by not moving as much or at a more high intensity by making your movements “bigger”. I think the videos are worth the price if you are going to actually do them consistently. I know I always have a problem with that when I buy videos 🙂 But yes, I would HIGHLY recommend zumba.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

LOVE ZUMBA!!! Like PP I have done it at the gym not on a video but I love it. I am drenched in sweat at the end, great work out, goes by soooo quickly, and so fun! I definitely recommend it! Totally makes you feel sexy too dancing in the latin styles and working those hips 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Habibah14: I totally agree. I tend to feel sexy until I catch a glance at my totally spastic movements in the mirror. As long as I watch the instructor (and not myself) I feel like a goddess of latin dance.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Like @Habibah14: I am drenched in sweat at the end after doing it for 60 minutes. The music is the best part because it is so fun and upbeat. And I agree, you totally feel sexy doing all the latin moves!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah 60 minutes for me too! The music is  just so contagious and so fun! You really become aware of your body and your curves– totally hotness! I also am a dancer so it comes easily to me, but for those who it doesnt, I know they love it too!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’m going to the class at my gym tonight lol i love it! i haven’t done the videos but i’ve seen them and 60$ is definitely worth it (it’s a lot cheaper then joining a gym to do it)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I LOVE Zumba!! it really does give you a good workout. I havent done the DVD, but I attend the classes and I cant get enough of it. I’m going to order the dvd’s as well so i can do them at home when i dont have time to attend the zumba party at my gym.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m super interested in the DVD. Sadly the gyms near me don’t do the classes. 🙁 But it looks like SO much fun.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

oo the gym i joined has a zumba class and i want to try it! hopefull i can make it to the classes even though they atart 15 minutes after i get off work!!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do it all the time.  I seriously started doing it about 3 months ago between 3 or 5 days a week and lost 17lbs like THAT.  It’s awesome.  I prefer a class at Gold’s Gym called Body Jam — but they are both great classes.  In a group, and I sweat my butt off!

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