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Not really Zumba
10 April 2019
I've been going to Zumba classes and working out at home with Wii Zumba for over 6 years now, but as the Wii nears obsolescence I've been looking for alternatives for home use. I really enjoyed Zumba Country, so I thought I'd give this a go to do more of a core workout, as it had positive reviews.
On the plus side, if you're looking for an intense workout then this will fit the bill. Each section has a countdown timer so you can see how long is left of the track and the section, which is helpful.
While I'm no super-athlete, I work out at least 5 days a week including two back-to-back 45 minute classes so consider I'm fairly fit. Well, first time I did this I only made it through warm up and the first two sections before having to skip to the cool down - and that was following the low impact option. The next time I included the core section, and there were several exercises not possible for me due to hand/wrist and knee problems. But my main problem was it was just not fun. The reason I love zumba is that its quite dance-orientated, which for me makes it fun to work out to. Although this has a soundtrack which is supposed to help you drive your exercise, it was not a dancey soundtrack, more like a pump (like a spin class without a bike). Its gone to the charity shop and I'm looking for something else.