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08-27-2008, 11:37 PM
Has anyone here ever did a Zumba workout? I just went to a class the other evening and simply love it. Lots of music and dancing. I was so sore. I will be doing this again!!!!!

08-28-2008, 12:42 AM
my daughter signed up for a month and thinks it is the best thing since peanut butter

Pink Geranium
08-28-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't know what Zumba is? Can you explain? Because it sounds great.

08-28-2008, 05:51 PM
What the heck is Zumba??? :?:

10-12-2008, 02:27 PM

I just wanted to add that zumba is an amazing workout that can burn 600-1000 calories. It is so much fun and it feels like you are not working out, you are having fun and having an amazing time.

10-12-2008, 05:42 PM
I have the DVDS - I love them!!!

11-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Loved it!! Going back next weekend. Would love to go everyday, but work doesn't allow me to do that.

11-10-2008, 05:03 PM
I am doing Zumba on a regular basis now. I had to stop running on my TM because it causes me problems with my hip. Zumba burns pretty much the same number of calories and I fell in love with it. Mind you, I have two left feet but I got over that. Fortunately, we also have Zumba 101 class and that helped somewhat in learning the steps.

11-11-2008, 08:44 AM
I don't know what Zumba is? Can you explain? Because it sounds great.

Zumba combines Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow. The name Zumba is derived from a Colombian word meaning to move fast and have fun.

Give it a try, its lots of fun! :carrot:

11-11-2008, 08:40 PM
my first class is tomorrow. a neighbor is joining me. i'm hopeful that i enjoy it since it's offered M-W-F and i'm looking for a way to shake up my workout routine.

11-11-2008, 09:01 PM
It looks like a lot of fun!!

hush hush
11-29-2008, 04:03 PM
I found some Zumba videos over at Youtube, def going to try it out. Several girls from my office go to classes and love it.

11-29-2008, 04:56 PM
Zumba is a blast. As mentioned before, you get into the music and don't feel like your working out. ;)

Always great to have fun with your workouts! :)

Too bad at my gym they only have Zumba once a week....

hush hush
11-29-2008, 08:21 PM
I did the online videos. They were quite fun, but also made it clear I am SO not cooredinated. Well, there go my dreams of becoming a professional dancer... :p

There are Zumba classes at the Y right across the street. I don't want to join the Y, though, would just like to be able to pay to attend the classes. Don't know if you can do that... :?:

hush hush
12-06-2008, 12:04 AM
So you CAN do zumba class without joining the Y, but it's $15 per class. :(

Good news: I won a Zumba video system in a silent auction at work today!! We're raising money for the family we adopted for the holidays.

I did the "learn the moves" dvd, and did get my heart rate up and got sweaty for 50 minutes. Also reminded myself that I have NO coordination. Oh well, it was fun!

07-02-2009, 04:28 PM
(Reviving this lost thread)... I went to my class at the gym the other day and they pulled the ol' switcheroo... It was a Zumba class! I don't think I would have ever gone on my own. I am a complete spaz and I don't know, I just thought I'd be embarrassed, I guess. Anyway, there I was stuck in the room, so I went for it. Had a BLAST!! It was really hard but the hour just flew by. I plan to make it part of my exercise routine. I highly recommend it to anyone less-than-coordinated who is dubious about a dance class....

I have the DVDS - I love them!!!

I was wondering about DVDs - are the Zumba Fitness ones the best? (Kinda pricey @ $60) Any others out there that y'all like?

08-06-2009, 10:56 PM
I am bumping it again because they just started offering this at my gym! I stayed away the first couple of weeks - I'm getting much braver with class experimentation but I was worried this would be so out of my league. :) But I finally got over it and went the first time today and I am totally addicted already! It was so much fun, and I agree, the time definitely flew! There was just so much energy in the class.

I can't wait to go back -- I have to wait til MONDAY! Oh noes! I might wear my heart rate monitor too just to get a feel, I was too busy trying to keep up, I didn't even think about exertion but it felt like a really good workout.