Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fitspiration: Wii Zumba Review

  I really, really don't like the gym.  I am perhaps one of the clumsiest people in all the land.  I'm the person who accidentally slams down the weights and the entire gym turns to stare.  What I do love about gyms though is the classes.  I exercise so much better in a class than just on a treadmill or a standard exercise machine.  I love to be able to get the gym class experience at home.  I normally flip to Youtube or FitTv On Demand, but I do love my Zumba for Wii game.

  I've only been to an actual Zumba class once and holy cow- I was DRIPPING in sweat.  I knew I had to try out the Zumba game and I am SO glad I did.

Product Description:
  • Bring the Zumba Fitness experience home with you in the first interactive game based on the successful brand.
  • Learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso.
  • Includes more than 30 Zumba routines - some exclusive to the game.
  • Follow your on-screen Zumba instructor’s routine in a high voltage party atmosphere. As you fine tune the steps, the stage and party transforms in dynamic new ways.
  • Strap the Zumba belt to your waist to turn the Wii Remote into a hip motion sensor.
  • Supports up to 4 players as you team up and try to earn the highest workout score as a group or play against each other in Zumba Attack! Mode for the ultimate fitness dance off.
  • Dance in a range of venues: learn the basics in the Zumba gym and then take the party to a fantasy night club, an industrial factory, a skyscraper rooftop and a futuristic Zumbathon stadium.
  • Includes "Learn the Steps" training, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines for all skill levels.
  • Dance steps learned can be taken with you if you attend a real Zumba class or on the dance floor at your next party.
This game is AMAZING for people who want a work out and are maybe too embarrassed or just can't afford Zumba classes.  The game includes a Zumba gym to learn some of the moves and then Zumba party where you begin the actual routines.  

The game includes two 20 minute beginner classes and several 45 minute advanced classes.  Even after the 20 minute sessions you will be sweating your buns off!

 Cheaper than real Zumba classes
 Great cardio workout
 Great for beginners 
 SO, SO fun
 Easy to follow routines
 You don't need a lot of room

-No strength or toning moves
-Really lame graphics
-May need to alter some of the jumping moves if you live in an apartment
-May not be enough of a cardio workout for the hardcore exercisers

All in all, I really love this game and I think it's a great way to experience Zumba with out having to shell out the money for a class!

Do any of you use fitness games to get in a workout?  This is my only fitness game, but I'd love to purchase more!


Tammy said...

I own both Zumba parties and love them. I think the Xbox version is a little better than the Wii least the graphics and how well it tracks your movements. Only Dom (cat) and I know how much of a fool I make of myself when I do this at

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