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 Zumba DVDs

Anyone into zumba...if so,

Can anyone recommend a zumba dvd? One that's fun and for a beginner?

Any recommendations?

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 14 Feb 2012 12:25 PM
 22 Mar 2012
Smileygirl
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I do Zumba, but have never tried dvds. I believe iTunes has free Zumba podcasts though.

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 14 Feb 2012 12:36 PM
 13 Jul 2006
 GVA, wishing it was GTA
tjrocks
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DH bought me a set for xmas. I feel guilty because I don't like them, and they were friggen expensive.

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 14 Feb 2012 1:17 PM
 11 Jul 2006
Shoe_Gal
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Smileygirl-thanks for the tip about itunes.

tjrocks- can I ask why you don't like them? Is it the videos or zumba in general?

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 14 Feb 2012 1:44 PM
 13 Jul 2006
 GVA, wishing it was GTA
tjrocks
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It's the videos themselves. I don't really find the pacing enjoyable nor the format.

It's set up into 4 dvds: a beginner instructional one, which you have to do to try the other dvds, but is bloody boring. They could have found a way to teach the steps without it being 'these are the steps'. If I'm going to try to work out for an hour, I don't want to spend 4 days not working out so I can learn the steps enough to do the other dvds. 2 of the dvds are workouts. One's a 40 minute one and one's a set of 20 minute ones. They're okay, but I find I can't get over the cheese factor of the instructors, and if you don't do the instructional video, you can't follow along. The last dvd is just songs that you pick to work out to.

This is the one I have.

http://www.amazon.ca/Zumba-Fitness-Exhil...d=1O9HELZRDTAJ6

I use the arm weights for my 30 day shred now.

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 14 Feb 2012 3:36 PM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
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TJR, I have the same DVD set and the same annoyance with them. In fact, I just can't even get through the instructional one in order to advance to the other ones which I might find fun. (and by get through it I mean because I'm bored to tears). I agree that they could have been set up better.

I'm going to be giving them a try again soon.

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 14 Feb 2012 4:50 PM
 14 Dec 2011
 Ontario
joheryl
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I have not tried the dvds but I have the first Zumba Wii game and I did not find it easy to follow or learn. I preferred zumba classes at the gym where they had some top 40 songs mixed in. I am not sure if the Zumba 2 Wii game is any better for prompting the moves but I am hesitant to buy it..

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 14 Feb 2012 5:18 PM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
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I've done a Zumba class before and I had so much fun. Awkward, tripping over my feet at times but still fun. I broke a sweat too. More than I can say for the introductory DVD.

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 14 Feb 2012 6:32 PM
 27 May 2008
 Montreal
12231981
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I've never tried the dvds. I followed a couple of youtube videos which were REALLY peppy and fun before buying the Zumba2 for Wii. I never bothered to check out the instructions for the moves, I just jumped right in and the moves are so repetitive that I figured it out pretty quickly.
Good luck!

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 15 Feb 2012 10:20 AM
 13 Sep 2005
 Gatineau, Quebec
Karrie
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I have the dvds and I do love them. I didnt bother with the instructional one though I just jumped into the dvds. Figure I am by myself no one will know if I screw up.. the key is to keep moving.

I like the latin music and think the cheese factor is hilarious... good investment for me smile

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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