21 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Our Zumba Fitness reviews reveal the effectiveness of this DVD workout

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The Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set is all about having fun while you transform your body.  If exercise is not something you enjoy, this workout system could be just what you are looking for to help you get into shape without the boring traditional moves many workout programs provide.

What Is Zumba Fitness?

This is a dance fitness program consisting of energetic Latin music and easy to follow dance moves.  Each routine targets a specific area of your body resulting in a full body workout.  The system comes with a toning stick designed to reinforce each move.

Zumba was created by celebrity fitness trainer, “Beto” Perez.  The idea for a Latin dance program began in the mid 1990s as a class.  The concept for creating a workout system began in 2001.

This workout style is now taught in over 50,000 locations worldwide and millions of DVDs have been sold.   Zumba is also well known for being the first to create and launch a fitness video game for all three major gaming platforms – PS3, Xbox, and Wii.

What Is Included in with this Zumba Fitness Set?

  • 6 Workouts on 4 DVDs
  • 2 Toning Sticks
  • Bonus DVD – 2 workouts

Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set – The Program

While this program is designed for you to have fun while losing weight, each workout targets a specific area.  Each routine consists of a set of interval training sessions.  Interval training is a proven concept where the moves are a combination of fast and slow rhythms.  The routines also include a form of resistance training for sculpting and toning while you burn fat through interval training.

Dance Routines/Music

The workouts are invigorating.  The best type of workout is one that doesn’t feel like a workout.  These definitely fit the criteria.  You will be introduced to popular Latin dances including:

  • Samba
  • Merengue
  • Reggaeton
  • Cumbia
  • Mambo
  • Salsa

Latin is not all you will find in these routines.  There is an American mix of country dancing included on the Cardio Party workout.  You will also learn some African moves in the Sculpt and Tone and Fitness Live.

Workouts

There is a workout that includes the basic moves.   This is important to master as the other workouts are based on these moves.  You will learn 20 plus moves.  The moves are broken down into a 3-step process working up to a full dance move.  This makes learning the moves a much simpler process.

Fitness Workouts

  • Cardio & Glutes (22 minutes)
  • Abs & Legs (26 minutes)
  • Arms & Obliques (23 minutes)
  • 20-Minute Express (20 minutes)
  • Cardio Fitness (50 minutes)
  • Sculpt and Tone (45 minutes)

Bonus Workouts

  • Flat Abs (20 minutes)
  • Fitness Live (55 minutes)

Create a routine with these workouts that will best benefit you.  Start with an area that interests you and work your way up to the areas that are a little more difficult to achieve.  The toning sticks are designed to help add muscle to the moves.

Pros/Cons

This workout program provides step-by-step instruction allowing you to concentrate on the program rather than on how to do the moves, which will maximize your results for health and weight loss.  You do need to make sure you have enough room where you can jump and move your body without having to worry about bumping into things.

While it is based on the Zumba classes, do not think it is exactly the same.  The music is a little different and the way the classes are instructed is different; however, they are still just as fun as a live class.  The bonus workout Fitness Live seems to have the closest feel to the actual class.

The toning sticks are a nice addition; however, they are light weight.  It may be necessary to wear a pair of weighted hand gloves to increase results.  It is possible to use hand weights; however, the moves are so fast paced they could be difficult to manage.

Beto does have an accent that could be difficult to understand at first.  After a few times, you should be able to understand him more clearly.  There are other instructors that are easy to understand and follow.

Bottom Line

This workout system seems to be an exciting way to get into shape, which is important for motivation.  Zumba classes have proven to be successful, which are where the DVDs originated. The program is definitely effective as it targets specific areas of your body and keeps you moving.  Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set can be purchased online or in stores where prices do vary.  Take some time to search for the best deal.

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