Zumba Gold Live It Up Fitness Program &Take It To The Dance FloorDVDs
Great for those of us who need slower exercise
Love my work out DVD's. These are at my pace. Losing weight with these DVD's and some dieting.
Need More Aerobic DVDs
I love this, but there is only 1 aerobic DVD. I have shoulder issues and cannot do the toning video.
I ordered this set months ago and just recently opened it up and played the dvd to learn the steps. So glad I did; mind you I can dance, but this is different. I think this Zumba set is excellent for someone like me who is very out of shape. The pace is excellent and the more I do it the better I am getting. By day two I was doing three to four sets and my goal is to be able to do all of the sets. If someone is more advanced in their work out then this maybe too slow, but If you haven't worked out in years on a consistant basis this is a excellent way to start. For a change working out is fun!
Not what I expected
I wish now I'd watched this right away, because it would've gone back. I just assumed it would be like the Zumba you see on TV, but maybe a little less impact, a little tamer. But it's not for me, for several reasons. I dislike the pauses between workout dances, and also many of the transitions from one move to another are quite awkward. I don't particularly care for the lady leading the exercises, and I actually don't like a lot of the music, which surprised me. (It's as if they didn't want to pay to use really good music!) To me, this is a boring and disjointed workout, not the fun dancing I was expecting. If you expect a true Zumba workout or a dance workout, this really isn't the one for you.
Brings a Smile to Your Face!!!!
What fun this DVD is! Just used it for the first time today, but can tell I will like it. This is what I really love about it:
1) Great, upbeat music!
2) The instructors don't feel the need to talk throughout but give just enough instruction/reminders throughout.
3) Variety of Zumba music.
4) Not overly intense for this 63 year old dancer but provides a good low intensity workout.
5) Didn't find the need for the instructional DVD since I pick up dancing easily but it's good for some people, I'm sure.
So far, so good! haven't used the toning yet but I'm sure it will prove as good as the other. Now, a real miracle will be if I can get my hubby out there to try the couple's DVD! If not, I'll just have fun with it all by myself!
Would truly love to see this group do additional programs! Thanks so much for bringing this to us.
I debated whether or not to order this product after reading the reviews. I finally decided to order it and thought if I didn't like it, I would send it back. It's not going back. I love it! I have the regular Zumba DVD's and use them occasionally but I like this set much better. I'm so glad I made the decision to order this. The instruction is good and the moves are much easier to keep up with. LOVE IT!!!!
Perfect for In-between Classes
I attend a high intensity Zumba fitness class twice a week and a high intensity Zumba toning class once a week plus I have their Exhilaration DVD set so, I am VERY familiar with the Zumba program. I decided to purchase this set for two reasons: I still need to lose about 80 pounds to reach my goal (and attending additional Zumba classes doesn't fit into my busy schedule) and sometimes my body just needs a break from high intensity exercise. This set fit both my needs.
On days when I don't have enough energy to do my Zumba Exhilaration DVDs or attend a class, I pop this DVD in and I get a great workout without killing myself. It is much slower paced, but I speed the moves up a bit when I am feeling the urge and I still get a great workout...plus it is much better than sitting around or not exercising at all.
So, if you are looking for a high intensity work out, purchase the Exhilaration set. If you are looking to begin exercising, gradually work up to higher intensity exercise, or want to incorporate more exercise into your routine with a few lower impact days, purchase this set. Either way, Zumba offers a great way to exercise which is actually fun!
I am an active senior, have wanted to get involved with Zumba but no classes close to me. Decided to order Zumba Gold. I am amazed at the people that complain because it isn't what they thought it would be.It is everything it is said to be & more. It is suggested to watch the dvd's first, then get started, is what I did. It starts out slow to show you the basic steps, then it picks up. Stop complaining & join the fun...get your body & mind right!
So I am 40 plus and active but after starting menopause I lost my energy level and this has brought back my hope for returning to my active self. Yes, it is slower pace but u can add your own moves to step it up. I will agree with one of the other reviews that I would love to see a DVD thats would be in between gold and regular zumba for when I conquer the gold level. Thank you!!!!
A lot of reviews said the DVDs were slow. I knew right then, this was the program for me! I can't dance, but I can have fun. The first DVD is great. It's good to know the steps and they are taught slowly and you can keep going back until you get them right-or almost right. This is not for someone in shape-its for those of us who have wanted to try Zumba, but just the thought of it left us out of breath! I'm very glad somebody thought about us old, broken folks. We deserve Zumba, too!
Returning, very disappointed and boring. I thought I would be getting a fun, zumba class workout, instead it's all instructional. I did like the zumba weighted sticks but that's about it.
Great For Teaching The Steps
I have the original Zumba, I haven't exercised in months, so I thought this would help me get started again, the instruction on the steps is great. I did find it very slow, sometimes too much instruction instead of exercising. Not enough excitement to keep your heart pumping. I keep going back to the original Zumba. I will keep the DVD's just for the instruction on the steps.