It occurred to me that there were two very obvious ways to review the latest Zumba DVD from Zumba Fitness. I could either:
a) Post a video of myself dancing along to the DVD, complete with leotard, sweat bands and slightly dishevelled hair.
b) Leave it in the hands of the professionals and post a section of the actual DVD that I’d discovered thanks to YouTube to demonstrate the Zumba instructors in action.
And it was a very close call.
But just as I was adjusting my sweatbands and limbering up, I realised that my attempts at the Samba, Salsa and Reggaeton with their excessive hip swinging and slightly complicated footwork, might not be representative of the actual Zumba Fitness DVD itself. And I didn’t want to make a complete fool of myself do the product a dis-service.
So apologies if option ‘a’ might have proved more entertaining, but I’m sticking with the toned and slightly more experienced Zumba instructors and packing my leotard away for another day.
We have both tried out the DVDs that come as part of the Zumba Fitness Exercise Kit. There are three in total covering everything from the very basics to more complicated classes so could can choose one that suits you. For a beginner like me, I really liked the fact that the instructors talk you through each step and break it down so it is a lot easier to learn, making the routines a lot easier to master.
The professionals make it look a lot easier than it actually is, but the DVDs are great fun. You can try everything from an energetic cardio party (I lasted ten minutes before feeling worn out!) or more gentle sculpt and tone exercises. The DVDs come with two toning sticks, a bonus DVD which has been recorded in front of a live audience and a total-body transformation guide.
It’s a great way to get fit in the comfort of your own home but don’t do what I did and forget to close the curtains – your neighbours could be in for a shock.
I received the Zumba Fitness DVD Exercise Kit free of charge to review. It retails around £38.