Zumba has been a big trend for a while and if you know anyone who has taken a class, they will tell you just how tough it is. If you don’t know Zumba workouts are dance fitness routines where you shake it following Latin moves with a class. If you are like us and don’t have the time to make it to a class after your long office hours, you will be delighted to learn that you can now do Zumba at home with the Zumba Fitness Core game for your Xbox 360 Kinect.
Because it’s a game and not just your average workout video, Zumba Fitness Core gives you more freedom to change your routine. You can choose between different lengths of classes and different difficulty levels.
It’s perfect for someone who is a bit embarrassed to join a whole class of expert Zumba dancers, especially if you aren’t the best dancer in the world. While it does rate your energy levels and how well you do the moves, it’s not going to fail you if you don’t get it right. Even if you have two left feet, you can stumble along with the routines. You don’t have to worry about your classmates seeing you falter. If you need some additional help there is a place where you can learn the moves before you jump right in.
When we tried the Zumba Fitness Core, we skipped the dance tutorial and jumped right into hour long medium difficulty Zumba lessons. If you are a decent dancer or have played any of the other dance video games before, you will probably pick up on the moves and technique for Zumba quickly. It’s not complicated, just intense. While it is made for an ab workout, our abs were not the only thing burning during our workouts. You can definitely feel the moves in your arms and legs while you salsa and rumba in your living room. The music leaves something to be desired, but you will get used to it quickly.
We did Zumba with a friend and while there are some fun elements, it’s not really a fun dance game. It’s more of a straight workout, but it is nice to have the option to do it with a friend if your household wants to get in shape. You may have a hard time getting your husband to a Zumba class, but he shouldn’t mind dancing in the living room behind closed doors.
If you are interested in Zumba, but don’t want to commit to the classes like we were, this is the perfect way to get your Zumba fix from home.