Nmosher

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 27 Mar 2013, 19:38
I've been using the dance (fast) option from the exercise section for Zumba. However, I feel like I burn way more than 600 calories in an hour class. Any suggestions?
Kathy Vanish

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 825

      quote  
Posted: 27 Mar 2013, 20:42
I also love zumba. I do the zumba core on the Kinect. At the end of the workout or game (however you want to look at it) it tells you approximately how many calories burned based on your weight. I weigh in around 179 to give you a reference point. For me an hour of zumba is between 825 & 850 calories. 45 minutes is between 625 & 650. 20 minutes is between 425 & 525. I hope this helps.
Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it.
LisaPhenon

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 50

      quote  
Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 16:30
I do Zumba 3 times a week. The class is an hour long. I also use the fast step option. I assumed that 600 calories was about right. I asked my instructor and that's what she said, although I know it's different depending on your size. I weight 220, so maybe I'm burning a lot more. I certainly hope so.
Kathy Vanish

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 825

      quote  
Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 16:43
If you really want to know, get a calorie counter to wear and get a more accurate calorie count. You can get them as arm bands and watches. I used a watch to verify my Kinect's calorie count. They are based on heart rate.
Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it.
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 1,182

      quote  
Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 16:54
It really depends on your weight and how hard you work. Some zumba instructors are more intense than others. Some people push themselves harder than others. I weigh around 125 lbs and I burn about 400 in an hour - but I've been doing zumba for awhile. When I started I was burning about 500 calories/hour. I use the DVDs and I have a bodymedia fit that tells me how many calories I burn.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Custom entry
Have you had any luck with this? I'd like to add rucksack marching/running to mine.
by BdrLen on 14 Apr 14 07:12 PM
Training to heart zones effectiveness?
Thanks! I was suspicious that this might be the case. I will use the lower intensity workouts only on recovery days.
by Ryderod on 14 Apr 14 06:23 AM
question for exercise experts
Hadn't thought about it that way. I do have a small set of free weights that I've been using some. I'd need a bunch of training on the free weights as I've never used any except my little ...
by wholefoodnut on 06 Apr 14 02:21 PM
Zumba at home...
I am doing a Zumba at home and also in the street in fact we are building a fundraising or [url=http://www.pilkkoset.fi/]... about it cause i notice that many people really need exercise and doing it with ...
by MaryPearman on 17 Mar 14 03:30 AM
Hand Grip Exercises and Calories?
I've been using a hand grip for the past couple of days. Whenever I'm watching Netflix or listening to music, I've been using my hand grips. I typically squeeze each hand for two seconds and ...
by StrikerMcP on 09 Mar 14 09:58 PM