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Old 06-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #1  
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Talking Zumba Baby!!

Just started doind Zumba and loving it!! Way better than the treadmill. Can't wait to learn the moves better and keep going!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:42 PM   #2  
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Awesome! Glad you found something you'll have fun doing!
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #3  
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They offer Zumba classes at my gym.. Kind of afraid to try it. Is it hard?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:56 PM   #4  
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To be honest, yes, it is kind of hard. But it is a lot of fun!! Its hard for me because I am so out of shape. Thing is, with zumba, I was tired but I just wanted to keep going. I have trouble doing some of the moves, but I just do the best I can and try not to get discouraged. Try it out! I think you will like it, and worst case you will find out you don't and never have to do it again.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:11 PM   #5  
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LMAO Good idea. My gym is holding a Zumba class tonight at 6:30pm. I'll go and tell you what I think!! Thanks so much. Right now I don't have much drive after not going to they gym and dealing with a death in the family. I think classes are the thing I need to push me to get back in the swing of things.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #6  
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Zumba is definitely worth a try. They teach a class at the gym on my college campus and I went a lot during the school year. It was a nice break from running or the elliptical, and I still felt like I got a good workout. Truthfully, the difficulty level depends on the instructor, some classes will be way more intense than others. But the music is great and makes you want to dance, the instructors are usually really encouraging, and so you want to keep on dancing. If it is hard, just march in place for a few seconds. The key is to keep moving and to keep having fun.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:30 PM   #7  
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I've been doing Zumba for a little over a year and I'm SOOO in love. The more you go the more you will learn the moves and the easier it will get. At first its really awkward and almost embaressing but hey everyone was a first timer at one time. The most important thing w/ Zumba is to have fun..and if you cannot do the arm and foot movements at the same time then concentrate on one and it will all come to you after lots of practice!!!

I've done several Zumba two hour fundraisers put off by local Zumba instructors ( how i made it thru I have no idea) and it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #8  
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Zumba is a blast! I don't go as much as I used to but I still love it. It's almost like you're not even exercising And the first few times you'll find yourself giggling most of the time trying to keep up with the moves. SO fun though!
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Are there different class levels? I've heard it's a total blast!
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Do you all go to classes??? Or have any of you tried the DVD's??? There aren't any classes near where I live so I was considering buy the DVDs to use...
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I've always gone to classes. If your local gyms don't have them try looking for them at YMCAs or the Zumba site can look up local classes. There are no levels, you just start picking up on the foot work. But it's not too hard, there are 70 year old women I've seen in Zumba that can do most of the moves
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I am so going to try this! I found a class at the Y that is offered daily. Thursday at 5:30 pm- I am so there! Will let you all know how it goes! YAY!
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #13  
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So...today was offically my second day of zumba. It didn't go as well as the first did. I am feeling very frustrated with myself. I keep getting this really bad ankle/shin pain when I try to do anything that involves movement. I know it is probably because I am SO not used to doing ANYTHING, but it sucks. I have to quit doing whatever exercise I am attempting at the moment because the pain is NOT my friend. Did anyone else have this problem when they started exercising? Does anyone have any suggestions?
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I LOVE Zumba. It is such a great workout but it's so much fun that you forget you're actually exercising. I'm always dancing so Zumba is perfect for me!
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I love zumba too an hour flies by! The only classes near me are at teh ymca and a membership is quite expensive i've been using the dvds which you can find uploaded on youtube I'll either set my laptop on thee coffee table full screen or use my wii internet to bring it up on the tv
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