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Zumba DVD Workout Review - The Hot Fitness Latin Dance

Updated on August 27, 2015

Zumba DVD Workout Review

Are you ready to dance yourself into shape, with a Zumba DVD Workout? Well, that's exactly what Zumba is all about.

Zumba Fitness is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance workout that's moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness party" that is no doubt addictive.

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What is the Zumba Dance Exercise Workout?

Started in 2001 by Alberto "Beto" Perez, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world's largest, and most successful, dance-fitness program.

This awesome program extends itself with DVDs, videos, classes and instructors, books and Kindle, CDs and even video games.

One of the best-selling at-home fitness series ever is The Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System, and Zumba was the first branded fitness program to launch a video game on all three major gaming platforms: Wii, Xbox, and PS3.

Lose weight, shed the fat, and achieve the lean, sexy body you've always wanted while having fun with Zumba!

The Zumba DVD sets I will review include:

  • Incredible Results
  • Gold - Live It Up
  • Exhilarate
  • Total Body Transformation
  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Buns, Thighs and Abs
  • Power

Zumba Incredible Results Review

The newest in Zumba workouts is the Incredible Results DVD system, with included eating plans to help you reach your weight loss goals quicker.

You will learn basic Zumba steps to get you ready for the total-body cardio routines with step aerobics. The Rizer is a device, designed for home use, that will help you tone your glutes and legs. There is also a vertical ab workout.

Features a 7-day Rapid Results Eating Plan to help you lose weight by simply following dozens of delicious meals, and the Everyday Weight Loss Plan to help you keep the weight off for the long term.

Pros:

  • Variety of routines
  • Step workout with The Rizer is fun
  • Cardio burst intervals help increase workout effectiveness by 20%
  • Well lit studio set up

Cons:

  • Voice-over instead of talking
  • May feel less dance class and more aerobics class

Zumba Gold Workout 3 DVD Set

The Zumba Gold Live It Up DVD Set is a wellness program for the entire body, mind and soul. This workout is broken down step by step to teach you the latin exercise moves.

The cardio portion is 45 minutes that will help you increase your energy, build endurance, and improve balance. The toning workout is self-paced to help you strengthen and sculpt your body.

Pros:

  • Well demonstrated steps
  • Includes interviews with top nutrition and fitness experts
  • Bonus healthy living guide with program and nutritional tips to maximize results
  • Lower impact for those new to fitness, older folks or people with health issues

Cons:

  • Not challenging enough if you can do the other Zumba DVDs well

Zumba Exhilarate 7 DVD Set

The Ultimate Zumba Fitness DVD Experience is revolutionizing the at-home fitness experience with its 7-DVD collection featuring 7 total body workouts.

Each routine uses varying levels of intensity for a body energizing workout, with music of salsa, cumbia, samba, reggaeton, merengue and more.

It's like watching a music video with live music, with easy to follow choreography and muscle engaging workouts. You will burn hundreds of calories every hour and tone your body from head to toe. It won't feel like exercise -- it's more like a fitness dance party.

Pros:

  • Routines are fun
  • Option to turn off cueing and just listen to the music
  • Great production quality
  • Can choose to watch moves from front or back view

Cons:

  • Toning sticks may be too light
  • More floor space compared to other Zumba DVDs

Zumba Total Body Transformation DVD System

Shed pounds and have a blast in the process with The Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set.

Each routine features interval training sessions that combine fast and slow rhythms with resistance training, helping sculpt and tone your body while burning fat.

As a result, Zumba fanatics can enjoy multiple long-term health benefits while having fun in the moment.

The set--which comes with 4 DVDs and 6 total workouts--will work your body from head to toe, starting with the basics and then moving to your favorite targets, such as your core, thighs, and abs.

The set also comes with maraca-like toning sticks to add some muscle to your body sculpting routines.

Pros:

  • Moves are easy
  • Great music
  • Steps taught slowly

Cons:

  • Toning sticks are optional

Zumba DVD Workout Beginners

Learn to Zumba with the Zumba Dance for Beginners DVD - It will show you step-by-step how to perform all the Zumba moves!

You will learn the exclusive and fun Latin dance steps that Beto has put together to create exhilarating aerobic workouts.

Pros:

  • Easy to learn all the Zumba moves
  • Step-by-step instruction
  • Great for someone who hasn't really danced before or is older

Cons:

  • Slow pace
  • Somewhat short workout

Zumba Dance Workout Advanced DVD

Get ready to experience a total body workout with the hottest rhythms and moves with the Zumba Advanced DVD workout.

Some of the hottest hits include "La Casa Del Ritmo" by Daiquiri and other sizzling rhythms like salsa, soca, merengue, and even flamenco.

Pros:

  • Puts your initial Zumba training to good use
  • Really good workout
  • Fun music

Cons:

  • Will want to know the beginning Zumba moves first

Zumba Buns, Thighs, Abs DVD

Zumba Buns Thighs and Abs DVD is a Zumba workout that will tone your lower body and abs!

It's a fun-packed workout that combines the most effective exercises and routines to tone those problem areas located in your abs, buns and thighs.

This DVD is the best body toning workout. It turns on the heat.

Pros:

  • Effective workout for the buns, thighs, and abs
  • Great toning exercises
  • Fun music

Cons:

  • No dance moves
  • Instructors could be more cheerful

Zumba Power DVD

Zumba Power DVD is a 15-minute power workout that will keep you fit when time is short!

This DVD combines the best Zumba moves and rhythms to get you to burn calories.

Zumba workouts are based on interval training which is a very effective way of working out your whole body.

Pros:

  • Great way to get the basic moves more solid
  • Steps are a great pace
  • Effective workout
  • Fun music
  • Includes Zumba for kids set

Cons:

  • Takes some time to master the steps

Zumba Fitness 4 DVD Set

Zumba Fitness Latin Workout Routine 4 DVD Box Set includes these 4 DVDs as listed above:

  1. Beginners
  2. Advanced
  3. Abs, Buns, and Thighs
  4. Power

The 4 DVDs if bought individually may be hard to find, 'cause they've been on the market for a while now. However, you will find this 4-DVD set more readily available instead.

Zumba DVD Reviews - The Verdict

The reason why the Zumba Fitness program has become so popular is because it works.

What makes Zumba better than other exercise programs out there is that they really try to make it into a fun dance activity.

If you're not into dance type of fitness 'cause you're not into learning choreographed steps, then perhaps Zumba isn't for you.

If you're the type that dreads typical exercise, and would rather do a more fun and entertaining workout, then Zumba is for you.

If you're looking to get in shape, lose weight, and feel good about yourself, then you'll want to give Zumba a try.

If you want to try something new that has produced tons of results for people looking for a great fitness workout, then Zumba Fitness DVDs are the way to go.

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      Sounds like a fun way to get fit!