Your best bet would be to wear a heart rate monitor, so you know it's YOUR correct calories being burnt. Zumba classes vary so much in intensity, even with the same instructor, and different people work harder that others. I haven't done a class since getting my HRM, and I really must get round to it.
For now, I'd log it as "dancing, aerobic, modern ballet or twist" xx
Iwill, what hrm do you have? I would like to get one for my running, but don't know anything about them. I take it they record calories burned also? How much are they roughly? The ones I have seen on my running forum are quite expensive!!
I HRM wii zumba at about 400 for the 40 min session? That's at about 4/5 effort wise. I start at 100% going for it but come the end my arms won't go up anymore an my hip swinging looks a bit like an epileptic fit good stuff!! Kids find it hilarious!!!
Charm..It's the most fun I have ever had in a fitness class You don't have to be fit you work at your own pace and everything is repeated. Some people in the class I go to stop for a breather Alison our instructor tells them just to keep marching on the spot for a minute then says come back to it.. I'll be very surprised if you don't enjoy it