30 October 2011

Zumba'd Out!

I have been umm'ing and ahh'ing for ages over whether or not to get this game, and I finally caved in last night after seeing it being demonstrated on QVC. I have seen youtube clips, which in my opinion, haven't really done the game justice , or properly showcased it, which left me hanging; to buy or not to buy. After finally caving in, I nipped into ASDA where I managed to get the game for £19.50 (got a little discount), and I have just spent the last hour or so playing on it.
. . . . O M G! I am absolutely shattered and wiped out! Ok I did a Zumba class earlier this year, and due to the unprecedented craze, everyone is on the zumba wagon, the class I joined had well over 40 people. That for me was just too packed, and as someone with long legs and arms, I need to move. I knew what the classes entailed, and boy did I feel it a few days thereafter, but this game is utter knock out!  Muscles I use to work regularly whilst dancing, I have rediscovered, and I know full well I will feel it tomorrow! Zumba classes in my local area are between £4.00 - £5.00 per class, which to be honest does rack up if you religiously attend on a weekly basis. Taking that into consideration and owning a wii, I thought purchasing the wii game was probably a smarter and cost friendlier move.

The game is very easy to navigate and the ''instructor'' is easy to understand. What I also liked was the fact that the tutorial option starts very basic, and gradually builds up to the set step by adding in different components. The ''instructor'' won't move onto the next set step until you have mastered the previous one, which is great. As I was pushed for time (brother wants to hog TV for football), I only had time to do one routine/class. The minimum routine being 20mins, which I did not expect, but I guess it's a great build up for the actual class/routine of 45minutes.

I only got a limited amount of time to try this out, but I will be playing this game religiously to keep fit. (Even Jordan Sparks has been using the Zumba Wii to keep fit, and she looks amazing).
Jordan Sparks

If you're a Zumba fan, and fancy doing a class in the comfort of your own home, then purchase this game, or add it to your Christmas wishlist.

The Zumba wii game is available from many places, such as:
  • Asda
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • Game
  • Amazon
  • . . . .and many more places

PS: This game was purchased with my own money. As always my review, thoughts and opinions are always 110% honest, genuine and true.


  1. This sounds really fun! I have an Xbox Kinect though, not a Wii but think I saw a similar game for Kinect too. Really want to try it out xx

  2. Serenity of Beauty30 October 2011 20:11

    @UrbanMermaid - It's available on the xbox hun. I definitely recommend :).

  3. I really want to try it out but my brother has taken our Wii to uni with him - argh! Think I might have to get a DVD version because it saves so much money (and my dignity) as opposed to going to a class haha

    xxx Kat

  4. I LOVE this! I've never been to a Zumba class because I'd make a fool of myslef I'm sure, but this way I can make a fool of myself in my own home LOL
    I think they're bringing out a second version soon too :)

  5. Serenity of Beauty30 October 2011 22:56

    @Helly - LoL Yes, that is also another reason why I got it; no1 will see me go hideously wrong :P lol. And yes, only this evening I saw the release date for the 2nd one **adds to wishlist**.


  6. My mum is looking to get this game and I look forward to trying Zumba out again. When I went to a class I didn't like it and felt stupid dancing those silly moves but hopefully I will enjoy it at home.

    You're so correct about the cost racking up £4-5 is abit much !!

  7. I've been looking into this game, I love doing the yoga on the wii fit, It really does work :) So I'll be trying this.

    Lucy xx

  8. Serenity of Beauty1 November 2011 14:45

    @Maureen: When I worked out cost pr class and then the cost of the game, it was a lot cheaper to just buy the game. The classes are great, esp. if you like the motivation of an actual instructor, but if you want to do exercise in your own living room, and not be fighting for space (and also save ££), then I definitely recommend this.

    Getting nagging to your mum ;p

    @LucyLou: Yes, I too love yoga, esp. on the wii (I just love the wii). So I definitely recommend this if you want a good cardio workout, and keeping fit.