Customer Review

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Tall for the Cost of One Physio Session., March 29, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set (DVD)
I first saw this product advertised on an infomercial, several years ago, and became hooked on the musical rhythmic accompaniment to the exercises and dance routines as well as the high physical intensity of the program.

Recent problems associated with a weak core section of my body have resulted in me spending large sums of money on rehabilitation physiotherapy; I am also required to do physio exercises at home. These require a great amount of motivation and I had been waging a losing battle with myself to do them religiously. That's when I remembered the Zumba infomercial. The price of this product is no more than the cost of only one Physio session.

Now, I don't need any motivation to work out. Yes, Zumba is a work out. The 4 discs that comprise this product, each offers a different approach to the rhythmic Zumba aerobic exercises. The introductory practice disc that demonstrates the Zumba steps is itself a workout for the person who is out of shape. In order to avoid the monotony that usually overcomes those who train at home, I use a different DVD disc each time that I "dancercize".

If there is any criticism about this product, it is about the music and the gender bias. Most of the musical tracks where composed and recorded specifically for this program and they are not as exciting as commercial salsa music recorded with a full dance band. After a while, they become monotonous. The attractive female instructors on screen serve as very enjoyable eye candy for the male user of this program but sadly, they remind him that he is doing a workout targeted mainly for women and very few men. That is a pity because Zumba has no gender. Men who avoid exercising to music don't know what they are missing because music makes exercising fun. Besides, lots of women are attracted to men who can dance.

Nevertheless, I chose this product for its infectious rhythms, the physical intensity of the workouts and the inspirational personality of its creator who appears in many of the routines. I am thoroughly pleased.

After a few weeks of using this DVD set, I notice that I am walking taller and straighter than before because the core section of my body is strengthening. Now, if I can only convince my wife to use this product with me, we will both be able to Salsa dance at the next wedding we attend.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.2 out of 5 stars (1,610 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1,007)
4 star:
 (274)
3 star:
 (139)
2 star:
 (78)
1 star:
 (112)
 
 
 
Used & New from: $99.99
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Montreal, Canada

Top Reviewer Ranking: 33,023