Price: £49.98 RRP
Available from: www.zumbafitness.co.uk
Initial Reaction: A fun and enjoyable way to exercise and lose my post-baby tum
- Includes 5 workouts – 20 min Express, Sculpt and Tone, Cardio Party, Zumba Live and Flat Abs
- Includes a basics DVD to help you master the basic steps
- Includes 2 toning sticks
- Includes total body transformation guide.
- I didn’t come across any cons.
Value for money? Yes
I didn’t waste any time getting my Zumba DVD on and the toning sticks out. Firstly I looked at the basics section of the DVD. The basic section runs for 60 minutes and gives you a step by step breakdown to all the main Zumba steps that you will come across during the routines. This is great as it means you aren’t trying to learn the steps and the rhythms as you do the routines. I know that I can get put off by not picking up the steps quickly enough during a workout session. This allows you to take your time learning the steps in a very user friendly way.
For me I needed an exercise regime which could be easily adapted to suit my needs and the amount of spare time I had that day. Having a 7 month old son means I don’t always have a lot of time to spare. This Zumba selection allows me to pick between a cardio workout, a Sculpt and Tone workout, Flat Abs and an express 20 minutes workout.
The cardio party runs for 50 minutes and is aimed at burning maximum calories. I loved this workout as it really got my blood pumping. It was fun but did what it needed to do. This workout also includes a rhythm refresher feature, which allows you to review each Zumba rhythm.
Sculpt and tone runs for 45 minutes. This is the workout that requires the toning sticks and is designed to be a fun workout to help target different areas to sculpt and tone. This was the workout I was most looking forward to as I really wanted to get rid of the bingo wings and baby belly and tone up. The toning sticks are light to hold and also rattle lightly when you shake them. The workout was fun and I didn’t feel like I had really worked my body, that was until I got up the next morning and could feel my arms where I had worked them out.
The 20 minutes express is exactly that. It’s a quick workout that you can squeeze in to even the busiest of days. For me it means that when my son has his first nap of the morning which generally lasts 30-40 minutes I can do the express 20 minutes workout and squeeze in a quick shower and get dressed. I can then carry on with the rest of my day knowing I have done some exercise that day.
All the workouts are fun to do as well as being a great work out. I do the Zumba workouts as often as I can and really look forward to it, I don’t see it as a chore like I do other workouts. It gets my blood pumping and the time flies by. I would certainly buy this as a gift for someone and will personally continue to use it in my quest to tone and sculpt my body into the body of my dreams.