100 lb. Club - Does anyone do Zumba, AquaZumba... ETC???

05-15-2013, 03:08 PM
I'm looking into going to Zumba, AquaZumba and a few other classes... Has anyone done any of these or currently enrolled?

05-15-2013, 09:17 PM
I'd also be interested to hear from anybody who does/has tried this - the yoga/dance/fitness studio by my house has zumba and zumba toning classes I've been thinking about trying!

05-15-2013, 10:30 PM
I do Zumba! It's lots of fun! The moves are quick, and the music is fast, but you're having so much fun, you don't even realize how much time is passing. There's a lot of choreography, but you don't have to do it perfectly. It gets easier the more you do it. Go for it!

By the way, when I first started Zumba, I was in the 260's. It's easier now, but no less fun! I think it's a great workout for anyone. Just do what you can. I still modify the "Jumping Jack" type moves. That's just too much jiggle for this body! :)

I've never heard of water-Zumba. That would be a blast this summer!

05-15-2013, 10:56 PM
I'd also be interested to hear from anybody who does/has tried this - the yoga/dance/fitness studio by my house has zumba and zumba toning classes I've been thinking about trying!

Our gym has the Zumba Toning too. I am also going to start TurboFire at home.

AwShucks- I think I will sign up and go! What can it hurt? ;)

05-15-2013, 11:14 PM
If you like dancing at all, you'll love it. Some of my less coordinated, sporty type friends don't like it at all. They're great at softball, or volleyball, but Zumba --not so much. I'm the exact opposite. I've never played a sport, but I love to dance.

Zumba is SO fun! Do it, then come back and let us know what you think! Don't forget a towel and water bottle! You'll need it!

05-17-2013, 07:14 PM
I love Zumba! But, my instructors use songs us top 40 songs from the radio...J-Lo, Usher, Beyonce, LMFAO, etc. Since it is dance music I'm familiar with, the time just flies by!

05-18-2013, 09:55 AM
I would have went to a class on Thursday, but our little one didn't want to stay in the Kid Korner.

I'm going to plan on starting everything this next week, after I find a swimsuit! Which is a task all on it's own.

05-18-2013, 10:32 AM
I have done both types of Zumba and really enjoyed them both . I go to the YMCA and have tried almost every type of class. Have'nt heard of the Zumba toning yet but I am sure I will. My instructor is awesome . She had dance in college . She is really great about getting the new music . That's how I learn what's popular ! At Halloween she did some scary sounding sounds and Christmas we look like Christmas ELVES dancing to Christmas music . This instructor can be driving to the gym and come up with a new dance. Whatever song any member wants she will do . VERY creative . I think you can tell I really like my Zumba instructor !!!! I was really excited when we were getting the water Zumba . However , that instructor , different girl . Did the same thing over and over . I was never motivated by her .

05-18-2013, 12:42 PM
I do Zumba and love it! I also modify and don't do anything with full jumps, but find other ways to keep moving. I highly recommend checking it out and giving yourself at least a few classes if you haven't danced before as picking up moves can be tough when you first start, but gets much easier.

05-18-2013, 05:21 PM
I haven't done a Zumba class but I got the set of Beto Zumba Dvds and even though it is a lot of fun, it wasn't for me. It's very dancey and hip-shakey and even though I can sort of dance in a vague, non-embarrassing way, I have zero coordination for choreography and no stomach for all that belly-shaking. The first time I did it, I shook my lunch up my gut. It also doesn't help that I don't particularly like to dance.

However, that said, I can totally see how it could be fun and in fact I gave my dvds to a friend who loves them and uses them all the time. The music is fun and definitely inspires you to want to move and the dance steps in the one I tried out could definitely be applied to real life. If you like to dance, I'd say you should definitely check it out. Check You Tube, there are a few sample Zumba classes on there.

05-28-2013, 12:42 PM
I love Zumba. I have only been sporadically since breaking my ankle last summer bt my work scheduke is changing and I'm excited to get back to it. I used to do it in conjunction with /immediately after turbo kick but the way my ankle and knee healed, turbo isn't goingoto be possible anymore.

Any thoughts on he best sort of shoes for zumba on a gym floor? Running shoes seem to stick too much even wih the slip on dancers in place and zumba shoes seem too slick.