Zumba Exhilarate Review…

January, a time to pay for the excesses of December on the purse and the waistline.

A resolution I have every year is to get into tip top shape, for the summer.

Usually I fail miserably, this year I hope to be different. I always pick up a new fitness DVD in January to help with my fitness goals, usually a celebrity endorsed one where the celeb has “accidentally” been snapped by a lurking paparazzo looking twice the size we remember, back when they were “famous”.

Only now to be miraculously size 6 and looking better than ever.

If I was a cynical blogger I might think they put on weight deliberately just to bring a fitness DVD out.Mmm that’s perhaps better best forgotten.

With my fitness kick in mind  I was pleased to receive The Ultimate Zumba Fitness DVD Experience -Exhilarate to review.

As many of you know if you frequent my blog I am a big fan of Zumba, although I have let it slip the last few months with one thing or another.

Trying to cram in my running, family time and a seemingly endless list of jobs is never easy and my previous Zumba DVD has been hiding on the shelf.

As it’s now the New Year I have just started a Zumba class again, at the local leisure centre. I am committing to doing the DVD at least 2-3 times a week ironing pile or not!! Below is the media bumf about this lovely packaged set then my thoughts…..

About Zumba Fitness-EXHILARATE:



The DVD set comes in a lovey box and include-

7 DVDs

1. Step by step-



This DVD learns you a total of 24 different steps featuring 6 of the most popular Zumba rhythms.You can follow along with the easy beat breakdowns to lots of great songs including merengue,salsa,reggaeton,calypso,cumbia and belly dance.I love this DVD as they explain how to do each move by breaking down the steps which helps you to pick Zumba up easier.Also love the fashion I need this green/purple pink Zumba suit.

2. Activate-


45 minute work-out helps to activate you body and awaken your senses.It is designed to reach an endorphin release zone and lose yourself deep into the music.This is a 5-minute, easy-to-follow class to get you started,Now you can put all you learnt in step by step guide into a full Zumba dance.On this DVD it also has lots of great tips on what to wear and footwear to how to move.

3.Ripped-


Body sculpting workout that starts with toning workout to use the toning sticks with.Designed to build lean muscle and define your entire body.After a warm up it straight onto the Zumba toning sticks.This is a great Zumba workout for when you want to put that bit of extra effort in.

4.Exhilarate-



60 minute workout designed to reach a endorphin release zone and supercharge your senses.This is a fast workout really works you and wakes you up.Best if you can have the volume turn up load to really get into the workout This takes a little more time for me to get into as its not the usual Zumba music I know and love but having said that its very catchy..

5.Rush-


20 minute workout for if your in a rush or just want a quick pick me up.This workout will give you a rush that lasts all day.Great if you want a good workout but sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day.The idea is they don’t stop and you don’t stop.This is such a fun,fast beat, dance-y workout.And as I mention fashion earlier there is some great outfits in this DVD.


6.Mix-


A trip around the world with music from the exotic sounds of Bollywood ,hip hop to French reggaeton.

7.Fitness Concert-



Immerse yourself deep into the party with the fitness concert.

Programme guide-

This book contains everything you need to know including-

Training tips and technique:


This is a must read and tell you everything you need to know before starting Zumba.



Weekly Workout planner:



The weekly workout planner helps you know when to do a workout with a beginners plan ,Super sculpting or tight on time plan.

Your training zone:



Utilise your personal training zone for maximum results.

Total body stretch:



8 body stretches great for when you’ve finished your workout.



10-days Accelerated fat loss programme:



A 10 days accelerated fat loss program with some great recipes and meal plan idea.

Zumba toning Sticks:


2 Zumba toning sticks

What I think of Zumba Exhilarate:


If you thought you had seen all Zumba had to offer then think again, as this set will have you aching in places you did not know could ache. In a good way!!

This DVD is packed full of more music and dancing than ever before and by doing this at home it has given me the confidence to be on the front row at Zumba class! If I can keep this going right through to summer and beyond I know that it will help shed some unwanted weight and help tone me up. The good thing is although you are exercising you really do have fun at the same time, which I think is the key to any form of exercise, enjoyment must come first..

I have not been 100% health wise the last couple of weeks, so have just gone at my own pace, the beauty of having the set at home, is that you can pause and take ten if you want too. Nobodys watching!!! Overall highly recommended set, beautifully packaged and I will be sticking with this all year so please ask how I am doing in a few weeks, just in case the biscuit jar has hold of me….

The clothes and outfits in the DVDs are something else, I just have to talk the hubby into buying me some!

They also have some great fashion which is defiantly worth checking out Zumba Wear UK

I was sent this Zumba DVD to review for my honest thoughts and was not paid for this post …

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12 Comments

  1. helen
    24th January 2012 / 5:30 pm

    a fat loss program that includes muffins with peanut butter & banana? Sign me up!x

  2. Clairejustine
    24th January 2012 / 7:30 pm

    @Helen thanks for the comment,I know I love Peanut butter 🙂

  3. My Blog Review
    24th January 2012 / 9:01 pm

    I am obsessed with Zumba! We are moving, and I don't want to pay for a gym pass so I may have to buy this!!! I'm glad you talked about it because I've been wondering.!.!.!

  4. Miss Emily
    25th January 2012 / 11:10 am

    hopping on over from studiousstitch.blogspot.com

  5. kateonthinice
    25th January 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I think I need this!Whilst I am here, I thought I would invite you to jon the new Britmums group Charity Connections Blogging It Forward

  6. Lacee Griffith Mommas Like Me Blog
    25th January 2012 / 5:08 pm

    I Love Zumba! Thanks for the info on this. Just wanted to say thank you for joining the blog hop! Following you via GFC 🙂

  7. Clairejustine
    25th January 2012 / 8:52 pm

    @My Blog Review,I love this dvd I will get hours of exercise from this and it so much fun :0)

  8. Clairejustine
    25th January 2012 / 8:53 pm

    @Miss Emily Thank you for visiting and the comment,going to visit back 🙂

  9. Clairejustine
    25th January 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Thanks @kateonthinice I will take a look thanks :0)

  10. Clairejustine
    25th January 2012 / 8:56 pm

    @Lacee thank you for the comment and the following,going to follow back :0)

  11. Rachel
    2nd August 2012 / 4:39 pm

    Can you tell me what is the difference between the the Exhilarate DVDs and the Zumba Fitness DVDs that were released earlier ? I have the Zumba Fitness 2 Wii game but feel the DVDs will give me a better workout… but I am stuck not knowing whether to go for the Exhilarate dvds or the Zumba fitness DVDs..can't afford to buy both lol… Is it the music is different, the dancing styles, or…?

  12. Clairejustine
    3rd August 2012 / 2:47 pm

    Hi Rachel thanks for stopping by,the Exhilarate has lots of the classic dance routines on and different ones added too.for me I tend to go for the classic routines as I love the songs I know them well now.I would price them both up and see which you think you would get best value from.I am having a bit of a break at the minutes as I have the kids off school and I'm training for a marathon October I have already planned to really try hard with the diet and dvds after the marathon and get super fit with Zumba,I think both kits are great and you will be fine with one… I'm sure you would be pleased with anyone you choose,I tend to go from one to the other,I don't just stick to one I think they are both good and but also simerla 🙂

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