Here was my problem with it.... As soon as the music began and we started to move it was like de ja freakin vu! 70's and 80's aerobic class all over again, and I hated dance aerobics....now Step, that was a different thing. I loved Step Aerobics! Anyway, back to Zumba.... It was loud, I didn't care for the instructor and I couldn't hear her call out the dance steps if she was at all....speaking of dance steps.... I like practicing a sequence before being thrown under the bus! And I have rhythm, girlfriend does know how to dance! Jump, jump, spin and shake...oh, and jump, jump some more. I do not like to jump. But I'm all for shaking my booty, just show me how to do it first!
I'm all about having fun workouts, I have a blast in my own classes (not that I'm biased or anything), but this was not fun for me, it was torture, pure torture. I kept thinking how I was wasting a precious hour, burning about 40 calories and not learning a damn thing. If I want to take dance classes I'll take dance classes. If I wanted aerobics...well I don't and I didn't. That being said, I can see how it could be fun and if it gets people off their butts moving their bodies then more power to them.
Zumba has been a great motivator for many people and many have had success in losing weight and getting more fit. For that reason I have nothing against it, in fact I may try it again sometime...but not for a long time!