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It's OK; however, I expected more
on April 21, 2012
First of all, I've purchased several DVD items from Amazon and if you are reading this and thinking about buying it, don't pay for priority shipping!! Amazon ships all of their products (or at least DVD's) very fast. I didn't pay extra for shipping and still got this in about 2 business days.
I love Zumba!! I've doing it for years but was getting tired of crowded classes at the gym so I purchased this. I guess I had really high expectations when I bought this and overall I feel a bit disappointed with it.
I had read hundreds of reviews and most of them complained about the quality of the DVD case and the DVD's. People said that the case is cheap and won't last very long. Other complained about their DVD's being scratched after only a few uses. I haven't encountered any problems like this so far.
A couple of the DVD's are great. The content is fun and makes you really sweat and the instructors - Tania and Gina - are amazing. Also, you can tell they spent lots of money producing some of the DVD's.
Others... not so great. The instructors are not as engaging as Tina and Gina and what really pisses me off is that a few of the DVD's the audio was added separately after the video was filmed so as you dance you hear instructors talking but their mouths are not moving. I don't know why this annoys me so much but I feel cheated that I paid 100 dollars (yea now it's 80 something UGH!) and the audio and video are not even in synch.
This collection also comes with Zumba sticks... and oh man are they annoying! they provide no real challenge to the workout because they are only 1 pound each and they are so annoying.
Save yourself some money and don't buy this. After I purchased it I found out I could have downloaded some of the DVD's online for free!! I tried doing them a lot at first but I find it boring to do the same routines over and over again so I bought myself a Nintendo Wii and Zumba 2 the game! I find the game is a much better cardio workout than the DVD's and the game has so many more songs and routines than the DVD so it's hard to get bored when you are playing the game.
If you are thinking about buying this because you don't like to go to the gym and you want to do something at home, you are going to need to buy a few more DVD's because this collection alone won't be enough to maintain your fitness level and you will become bored with these DVD's.