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zumbamama112710
04-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Any other zumba-holics here?? I am seriously addicted! :carrot:


wabrouq
04-19-2011, 04:38 PM
I LOVE ZUMBA!!

I purchased the DVDs so my daughter and I could do it from home. It is so fun! I just wish we could find some classes in our area that we could both attend together (she's only 9...so they won't let her into any of the adult classes).

Have you tried a live class? How was it?

sailorssweetie
04-21-2011, 01:25 AM
Have ya'll had great results with zumba


Aunt Sheshie
04-23-2011, 07:30 PM
I've been doing Zumba twice a week at the gym for about 6 weeks & I'm seriously addicted... so much fun & a cardio workout I know I can -- & will -- stick with... I'm a total klutz, but at my age (62 next week), I don't care... if I can do only 3/4 of the steps & moves, I'm happy... my Zumba leader is a hoot & makes it so enjoyable... anybody considering trying it, go for it!.. you'll be glad you did...

hugs :hug:

MoniqueDiet
04-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Zumba is soooooo much fun! The time just flies by and I feel great after. :-)

cantgetenoughchoc
04-27-2011, 10:08 PM
Glad to hear such good reviews - I'm hoping to start next week! I am really unfit though. I can't even do 5 sit-ups in as many minutes... will it be a problem?

I'm going back to uni for exam period and so apart from about an hour of walking in and out of the library each day, that's the only exercising I'll be doing! I'm really wanting to lose (hopefully) about 2lb a week, because I have this family event in 6 weeks time that I'd like to slim down for. Do you think 2 Zumba classes a week and a healthy diet will do it? Or am I being super optimistic? :P

LilMissLi
04-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Zumba is wonderful! Seriously, I can do 2 hours and not even realize it. If you have the chance to drop in on a class, do it! I started Zumba last year and loved it so much I went to training to teach it. It's how I lost 30 pounds in about 3 months! I love it so much because ANYONE can do it. Feel the music!!!

Tomato
04-28-2011, 11:32 AM
I totally addicted to Zumba myself.

Aunt Sheshie
04-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Glad to hear such good reviews - I'm hoping to start next week! I am really unfit though. I can't even do 5 sit-ups in as many minutes... will it be a problem?

I'm going back to uni for exam period and so apart from about an hour of walking in and out of the library each day, that's the only exercising I'll be doing! I'm really wanting to lose (hopefully) about 2lb a week, because I have this family event in 6 weeks time that I'd like to slim down for. Do you think 2 Zumba classes a week and a healthy diet will do it? Or am I being super optimistic? :P

In my class, I see people of all different fitness levels... the only way you'll know is if you try it... don't worry about being great, or even very good, at the beginning... you'll catch on... let us know how it goes & just have fun!..

hugs :hug:

tschaff04
04-28-2011, 01:41 PM
I am currently looking into gyms and a lot of the ones I have researched offer Zumba. I want to try it. I love to dance, even though I am probably not that good at it. ;)

TransformingToni
04-28-2011, 01:50 PM
I'm a Zumba-holic and will be getting my certification this year to be an instructor. I travel to area YMCA's to take different classes for the different music, routines, and instructors (my favorite is Leon...he's a hottie...BONUS!). I'm taking Zumba about 5 days a week, sometimes 6! It's the fastest hour of workout of your life! There are women of all ages, sizes, fitness levels in the classes...anyone can do this...if I can....ANYONE can! Have fun girls, give it a try! Must do Zumba NOW!

LilMissLi
04-28-2011, 02:42 PM
I'm a Zumba-holic and will be getting my certification this year to be an instructor. I travel to area YMCA's to take different classes for the different music, routines, and instructors (my favorite is Leon...he's a hottie...BONUS!). I'm taking Zumba about 5 days a week, sometimes 6! It's the fastest hour of workout of your life! There are women of all ages, sizes, fitness levels in the classes...anyone can do this...if I can....ANYONE can! Have fun girls, give it a try! Must do Zumba NOW!

Who are you getting certified with? I went to Hershey and got certified with Stephanie Masceri and she was like beyond amazing.

AnnieDrews
04-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Question for you Zumba-holics....Is it low impact or can it be tailored to be low impact? I have knee and spine issues and want to be safe. There is a class very nearby me that I am interested in trying. Thanks!

Aunt Sheshie
04-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Question for you Zumba-holics....Is it low impact or can it be tailored to be low impact? I have knee and spine issues and want to be safe. There is a class very nearby me that I am interested in trying. Thanks!

It can be as low- or high-impact as you want...

hugs :hug:

Laura G
04-28-2011, 05:03 PM
I took my first Zumba class last Thursday, and I can't wait to go again tonight. I love it - I am very big so I can't do the jumping dance steps yet, but I just keep moving. It's true, you get so into it you have no idea where the time goes. It is so adaptable to each person. For some of it I felt like my bewbies were going one way, and my bootie the other way, and (TMI) sometimes I felt like my butt cheeks were clapping together! lol It was just fun! Highly recommend it to everyone! Don't worry if you can't keep up, you very quickly learn the steps and don't feel like a complete dork after a couple of classes (so say the girls in my class!) I'm seriously considering getting a dvd set because once a week is not enough fun for me!

cantgetenoughchoc
04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Thanks, that's great to hear Aunt Sheshie. :D I'll keep you posted when I give it a go next week! I'm looking forward to it.

So... it's fun... but is it effective? Do you think that the weight you've lost is due to Zumba.. or are you doing other exercise or strict dieting that are probably responsible for it? Because I'm only a student, and as much as I'm willing to put money into losing weight, I need to be able to justify it to myself. :P

wabrouq
04-29-2011, 04:50 PM
I'm finding it very challenging to learn all the steps, but seriously...that's half the fun! My daughter is 9 and she has a hard time keeping up so I just told her that as long as you keep moving...dancing to the music, it doesn't matter if you do the steps perfectly. It really is a blast. Doesn't feel like exercise at all.

LilMissLi
04-30-2011, 10:55 AM
If you go to Zumba regularly the steps just sort of come. I always get nervous when my instructor throws a new song at us but I just follow her lead and if I cant get a step I just shake my boootay! lol

The main thing with Zumba is to keep moving and feel the music! I'm actually on my way to class @ 11! Excited!!!!

Aunt Sheshie
04-30-2011, 01:59 PM
LilMissLi, so true... I felt like such a klutz when I started, but it didn't take long to learn most of the steps... there are still some I have trouble with, but I don't worry about it... funny you mentioned the new songs!.. next week, we're supposed to have all new music & routines & I'm excited to see what they are & how I'll do...

hugs :hug:

LindsaysMommy
06-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Luvs Zumba -- I have been to 2 classes and 1` sh-bam class and both are great. It is addictive, too bad I waited so long to give it a try. I feel since it is so fast paced even when you miss the steps it is not noticable because everyone is so in tuned to it.