Zumba has really taken off the past two years and if you haven’t taken a Zumba class yourself, then I am sure you know someone who has! Having a toddler and a hubby that usually comes home late means I rarely have time in the evening between dinnertime and bed time to actually leave the house. It is awesome to know that I can bring the same experience of Zumba to my living room and get a great workout!
Since I cannot personally review the Zumba Fitness Rush for Kinect because I am pregnant, I headed to my cousin’s house this weekend to see what everyone else had to say about this new game. Even the kids got in on the fun! I had already reviewed Zumba 2 for Wii and loved it, but I really thought that playing it on the Kinect would bring working out to a whole different level.
First, I found that there were a lot more featured on Zumba Fitness Rush as compared to Zumba 2 for Wii. Personalization isn’t as important to me as the quality of the workout you would get – that IS the whole point of doing Zumba, isn’t it? So all the bells and whistles, although they were nice, would not be a selling point for me. What I did like was that I felt that I could accurately perform the moves when using the Kinect because it reads your body movement, which the Wii version does not. Using the Kinect also allows you to use your entire body and not have to worry about holding a remote – which I cannot say is the same when you play on the Wii. The flow of your movement is much more natural when you don’t have to hold a remote!
You can learn over 20 various dance styles on Zumba Fitness Rush such as Bollywood (my fav) Salsa, and Merengue to name a few. Each dance is broken down step by step, so you can move at your own rate. You can also keep track of your workouts and how many calories you are burning – which is a great feature for those that are playing Zumba Fitness Rush for more than just fun.
While I love the Wii version of Zumba 2, Zumba Fitness Rush for Kinect works a bit better because of the hands free feature. You can purchase Zumba Fitness Rush for Kinect on Amazon. Don’t have an Xbox? Now is a great time to get one! Right now when you order an Xbox console on Amazon, you can get Zumba Fitness Rush for FREE!! You also get free shipping on all orders over $25!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.