Zumba Exhilarate Fitness 7DVD Workout Program With Tonning Sticks Set
The zumba fitness exhilarate DVD set is an amazing workout video meant for people of all ages who have no time for gym, no money for trainers and want to just lose weight in the most enjoyable manner.
The plus point of the zumba fitness exhilarate is that you can burn up to 800 calories per session and you also tone up your muscles, all while having so much fun that you might not notice it’s actually a workout session. The steps and engaging music makes the workout an absolute pleasure and there is no stress whatsoever because the choreography is easy to follow.
The upside of this product is that its great quality and one of the best home workout DVD’s by far. It has such an appeal especially to youngsters because of its party feel through the vibrant music and colors. The routines look like music videos so you feel like you’re part of an exciting show when really, you’re burning calories.
Besides that, there are also various instructors- all professional and they give you the chance to learn many different moves. You don’t only lose weight the fun way, but you learn to dance to night away as well.
The entire DVD set is made up of seven multisensory fitness DVDs that vary in intensity for various levels of fitness, each with great Latin influenced hot music that can get you up on your feet and pumping. It’s also packed with beginner friendly steps that are simple enough to follow for over 30 rhythms which are a combination of meringue, salsa, regge, calypso, hip-hop, belly dance and cumbia.
To suit your personal preference, the DVD comes with a two-in-one feature that gives you the option of listening to verbal cues or music only. You can choose to watch the video and dance to the music, following the steps shown or using the verbal cues for a better understanding and crank up your own tunes.
Disc 1: Step-by-Step
This DVD serves as an introduction to the steps found throughout the rest of the set. I thought it did a great job of breaking down the moves in an easy-to-follow way, including a cool toggle feature that lets you view moves from both the front and back. This DVD is meant to be more of a reference than an actual workout; use it to get a feel for the steps and to go back to it if you need help with the moves in the other workouts.
Disc 2: Activate
''Activate" is a 45-minute beginner's Zumba class. There are basic moves mixed in with some challenging choreography. I thought it was a bit hard to follow for a beginner's class, but I'm sure it would get easier after a few tries.
Disc 3: Ripped
The "Ripped" DVD is a 60-minute workout broken up into a toning section, using the 1-pound toning sticks, and a Sentao section, which uses a chair and your own body weight. The toning section focuses on dancing accompanied by upper body moves using the toning sticks. The Sentao section incorporates body weight exercises such as lunges, triceps dips, and balancing moves.
Disc 4: Exhilarate
This disc features a full 60-minute Zumba class, led by two instructors. It was my favorite of the whole set! The variety of music was incredible: in a single hour, I danced along to Latin funk, Latin house, hip-hop, Indian, Reggaeton, and Flamenco music. The dance routines were fun, but, as in the ''Activate'' DVD, they were a little hard to follow along with.
Disc 5: Rush
This DVD features a 20-minute Zumba workout, led by two instructors. This is a great workout that gets your heart rate up quickly, and is perfect for when you're short on time.
Disc 6: Mix
"Mix" was an unexpected surprise and probably one of the coolest features in the set. In this workout, you learn African, Latin, Indian, hip-hop, Asian fusion, and Flamenco dances from a variety of instructors. I also appreciated that it had two detailed sections dedicated to breaking down the moves.
Disc 7: Fitness-Concert
This DVD was my least favorite of the set. It features nine instructors teaching a Zumba class to a stadium full of people. Although the show on stage is great, it's very hard to follow the moves, as there is no verbal cueing from the instructors. The camera also often pans out over the audience, which can be distracting. The set also includes one pair of 1lb. Zumba Toning Sticks to help you shake, rattle and rock your way to sexy, leaner muscles, as well as the Exhilarate Program Guide featuring a 10-day weight loss plan and more. The fourth DVD has two workouts, "Mix" and "Ripped-Toning." "Ripped-Toning" only consists of a workout with Toning Sticks.