Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii–Video Game Review


What is Zumba Fitness?:

Zumba Fitness is the largest branded fitness company in the world. It blends contagious and easy-to-follow choreographies set to upbeat Latin and world rhythms. Coined the “fitness-party," Zumba® classes provide an effective total-body workout, which tone and sculpt while burning fat. In 2011, Zumba Fitness celebrates 10 years of changing lives as more than 12 million devotees attend weekly Zumba classes across 125 countries in more than 110,000 locations. In addition to the original Zumba program,
there are now four specialty programs: the Zumba Gold® program, a modified version for active older adults; the Zumba® Toning program featuring lightweight, maraca-like Zumba® Toning Sticks; the Aqua Zumba® program, the ultimate “pool party” workout; and the Zumbatomic® program, kid-friendly Zumba routines. For at-home fitness, the brand offers the Zumba® Fitness Total Body Transformation DVD Set and the cutting-
edge Zumba® Fitness Exhilarate™ DVD collection; both feature original Zumba® Fitness music created by award-winning producers. In 2010, the Zumba® Fitness Video Game was released on multiple platforms. The brand also offers its colorful and expressive
Multi-seasonal Zumba apparel and footwear collections. For more information or to find a live class, visit, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Game Overview:

Four million players and counting have already discovered the exhilarating Zumba® Fitness interactive video game work out. Following the worldwide best-selling original, Zumba® Fitness 2 builds on that phenomenal success while elevating the exer-game category to a new high of fun, effective fitness. This cutting-edge experience layers in loads of new features and improvements, amps up the dance-fitness party and gives you even more ways to sculpt your body and party yourself into shape. Get ready for the
sleek, sexy physique you’ve always dreamed of!


• Get a total body workout with 32 electrifying new routines and music tracks, including hits from today’s hottest artists including Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup.
• Follow along as celebrity Zumba instructors Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant and Beto guide you through each routine. New 3D models of each instructor make playing the game feel like taking a real class with Zumba’s elite celebrity trio!

•Learn 24 different dance styles across routines, from fan favorites like Merengue, Samba and Cumbia to new additions like Axe, Bollywood, Latin Pop, Ragga and Pasodoble.

Get in shape with four different game modes:



– Single Song: Dance a single routine of your choice. The new song preview feature gives you a feel for a track before you dive in and lose yourself in the music.
– Full Class: A work-out block of routines in 20, 45 or 60 minute formats. You can now create your own custom routines by saving a playlist of your favorite songs.
– Multiplayer: Up to 4 players can join the party in your living room with
cooperative gameplay.
– Learn the Steps: Revamped tutorial mode lets you learn at your own pace by breaking down the core dance styles into the basics.

Get your party on in 5 stunning, dynamic environments, from a Miami Yacht to a LA nightclub. Watch the party grow as you match moves throughout each area!

New video cueing system makes the choreography easier to follow for new

New Progress Tracker lets you follow every stat relating to your gameplay,
including: calories burned, trophies earned, overall rank, technique score based on how many moves matched overall, and more.

Approachable gameplay offers a full tutorial mode with Low, Medium and High Intensity routines tiered for all skill levels.

Affix the exclusive Zumba® Fitness belt (included free in the game box) to your waist and slide the Wii Remote into the holster to dance hands-free.

My Review:

As many of you know, I gave birth to our second daughter back on 11/10, and since then I have been slowing getting back into a groove and trying to loose the excess baby weight.  Thankfully, while I was in the final weeks of my pregnancy, I was sent a copy of Zumba Fitness 2 to review.  I couldn’t wait for the baby to come, to try out this fitness game.  After a week of resting, I was finally able to get a fitness regime, which included 30-45 minutes of Zumba Fitness 2, this past Monday.  So, for the past few days, I have been using this Wii game, and have to say, I am feeling the burn, and having fun at the same time.  After the 2 kids go down for bed, I pop in this game and unwind, while exercising. 

I especially love the hit music that is included with this game, as it really makes me want to get up and dance.  With various dance styles including Samba, Indian, Latin Pop and Merengue, it keeps my fitness routine fresh and fun.  Another favorite feature is the progress tracker, which adds up the number of calories I have burned, grades the dance styles I have completed, and rounds out the tracker with trophies, stats and an overall rank, so I can track my progress, while working to reach my goal of losing the excess baby weight.

I have been having a blast with the Zumba Fitness 2 Wii game, and look forward to getting my dance on every night.  Now, how is that for talking about wanting to exercise?!  This game makes it fun and addicting.

So, if you have tried Zumba, love to dance and groove, and are looking for a unique and exhilarating way to lose weight while having fun, why not pick up a copy of this game today.  You will be dancing off those excess pounds in no time.


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this game from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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