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KimberlyP
10-26-2010, 01:52 PM
Hi Everyone!

Anyone do Zumba?! I've been doing it for over 6 months, 3 days a week and absolutely LOVE it :carrot: I truly believe Zumba is the reason I've stayed active for so long.


JayLei
10-26-2010, 02:48 PM
It's awesome! My gym offers it three times a week (I go twice) and I average a 1/4 pound loss per class. And I'm getting a butt from all the booty shaking!
And so many nice people there!!

I just have to keep reminding myself to hold some power in my arms to get them toned as well as my belly.

Jelbelle
10-26-2010, 02:59 PM
I start next week, I'm really nervous about being the "newbie" what's it like the first day?


KimberlyP
10-26-2010, 03:18 PM
It's awesome! My gym offers it three times a week (I go twice) and I average a 1/4 pound loss per class. And I'm getting a butt from all the booty shaking!
And so many nice people there!!

I just have to keep reminding myself to hold some power in my arms to get them toned as well as my belly.

That's awesome!! It definately helps trim down your belly and waist that's for sure. You're not kidding about the arms, I don't use mine as forcefully as I should, that's going to be my goal from now on! My arms need a LOT of toning, I think they are the worst part on my body along with my belly.

KimberlyP
10-26-2010, 03:20 PM
I start next week, I'm really nervous about being the "newbie" what's it like the first day?

You are going to LOVE IT! To me it doesn't even feel like exercise because all you're doing is dancing. I was nervous also when I arrived at my very first class, everyone knew the moves and the instructor really doesn't go over them with newbies. I had to learn everything which wasn't hard because they are basic steps, after a solid month I really got everything down pat and am loving it. Next month I am going to a clinic to be certified to teach Zumba! If you find it difficult after the first class don't give up!

sailyn
10-26-2010, 03:23 PM
I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm too scared too try it. LOL I'm worried about how much of an idiot I would make of myself dancing around! Not a good excuse tho!

KimberlyP
10-26-2010, 03:41 PM
I start next week, I'm really nervous about being the "newbie" what's it like the first day?

You are going to LOVE IT! To me it doesn't even feel like exercise because all you're doing is dancing. I was nervous also when I arrived at my very first class, everyone knew the moves and the instructor really doesn't go over them with newbies. I had to learn everything which wasn't hard because they are basic steps, after a solid month I really got everything down pat and am loving it. Next month I am going to a clinic to be certified to teach Zumba! If you find it difficult after the first class don't give up!

ghostgirl811
10-26-2010, 03:59 PM
they have classes here and ive been wanting to do it but i heard about them too late so ill have to wait till they let new people jion again, but im excited for it lol

JayLei
10-26-2010, 03:59 PM
Everybody at my classes are at different levels of fitness, and there are some gals there who are hardcore about attendance who just don't have rhythm:D.

We all look like dorks, we all look like rock stars, we all go left when we should have gone right, we spin and realize that we are facing the group and laugh and turn around, we have a moment and swing our hips like our momma told us we never should and we get tired and march in place when the instructor is bouncing in a circle on one foot.
We groan when they say "3 more dances!" and groan when the cool down music starts and we realize that it's over for the night. :encore:

Every class is a good class because you got there and did it!

Kimberly, when I get a little more confident with the dances I'm going to start wearing those bracelet style wrist weights to help oomph up my arms.

TMB
10-26-2010, 10:56 PM
I just joined out YMCA and they off it. I'm going to be doing it on thrusdays with my DD who's 5 as they have 2 sides one for just adults and one for adults with kids:) Our y also offers a gental zumba on fridays that I might attend if I have times.

WillsAngel
10-28-2010, 10:26 PM
I LOVE ZUMBA!! I go Monday and Thursday night and when i start working again there is an awesome teacher who teaches it at a dance studio on Saturdays!! for me it is such a mood lifter and I look at it more as a treat then a work out!! you sweat sweat sweat but it soo worth it.

trying2doitall
11-01-2010, 11:24 PM
I <3 Zumba!!!

But I've only experienced Zumba through the dvd program that is out now. I would absolutely LOVE to attend a live class. I've heard they are a real party! I was amazed at how many different places in my city have Zumba classes. But alas, I would be wracked with mommy guilt if I took time out of my evening to go to a class. My boyfriend says he doesn't see me enough as it is! So I instead Zumba on my overnight job.

My favorite thing about Zumba is that even if you don't have the steps down, you want to keep moving and shaking what ya got, which is the important thing here, right?!

im in to to lose it
11-02-2010, 02:38 AM
I just signed up for a free 2 week trial at a nearby gym that I'm pretty sure offers Zumba! I want to give it a try, I'm a little embarrassed since I have white girl rhythm, ha. But, everyone had to walk in the doors for the first time, and I got to get out the mindset that people sit there and judge! I read a quote somewhere that went something along the lines of, "people care a lot less than you think they do" which is so true, time to stop worrying what others think, chances are they don't think anything at all!

fitnessdiva044
11-02-2010, 04:11 AM
I was thinking about ordering the DVD's for working out at home. Has anyone tried those? Plus I hear it's coming out on WII and XBOX this month.

CherryPie99
11-02-2010, 10:22 AM
I have the "cardio party" (45 minute workout) and the "express" a 20 minute workout. I have never been to a live class, but I use these all the time and love them.

diyana
11-02-2010, 11:56 AM
I LOVE Zumba. I was hooked on it for a long time...and I've never felt that way about ANY exercise! I used to Zumba 5 to 6 days per week for between 30 and 60 minutes per day. To me, it was the most fun a person can have with their clothes on! ;)

I hurt my back a few months ago and had to take 3 months off Zumba (and most other exercise), and have just been released to go back to Zumba Gold (less intensity). I tried it last night, and after 30 minutes, my spirit was soaring again...but my back was complaining loudly - still is today. So I'm going to have to work back into it very slowly.

I'm hoping to work up to Zumba Gold a couple times a week. We'll see.

I would HIGHLY recommend it to all newbies who enjoy dancing. Doesn't matter how uncoordinated you think you are...everyone is at the beginning. Just keep moving, be patient with yourself and have fun!

Enjoy!!!

CourtneyDaisey
11-02-2010, 12:00 PM
I just joined a gym and they offer Zumba. Last night I went to the gym and there was actually a line out the door for people waiting for this class. I got on a treadmill facing the room and watched. There were so many people in that group fitness room! It was packed like a can of sardines in there! I just watched and it looked fun but I am a terrible dancer. There is another class tonight at 6:30. I might give it a whirl. I just don't want to look like a dork. Lol!

TooManyDimples
11-02-2010, 01:07 PM
I looked into it, but couldn't afford the classes so I got the dvds. I like them a lot. I just started exercising again recently and I haven't added them in yet, but I need to. It's a good sweaty workout. I feel much more comfortable dancing around my living room then I would in a class. =)

PaulaM
11-04-2010, 10:56 PM
I absolutely ADORE Zumba! I take it at the Y, and even though I'd already been going there for a year, treadmill, circuit training, swimming, I swear to you Zumba made my middle noticeably flatter and smaller! We had a professional dancer as the teacher but yesterday for the first time we had a young Hispanic male, he was the best teacher I have ever had! We danced hip hop for the entire hour without stopping and it was so much fun! It was like I was young again and back in the clubs LOL. You should all give it a try, you won't feel like you are exercising cause the music and energy makes you forget that part, you're just dancing.