I have NEVER stuck to any exercise program...EVER...let alone for almost a year. I like Zumba because it doesn't feel like a boring visit to the gym walking on the treadmill or as I like to call it...the DREADmill. Yikes, it's like nails on the chalkboard...don't make me!
Anyways, back to "Zumba Fitness" for the Wii. After setting up your user name and choosing your workout option, you put on the belt (that is adjustable and attaches with velcro) around your waist. No worries about whether it will fit...it's pretty big and should fit most. It's 50 inches. The belt looks like this:
It is pretty much the same moves that I have learned in Zumba classes, so I think that if you are a complete newbie to Zumba, there may be a bit of a learning curve for you. However there are plenty of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels and routines to chose from.
The goal of the game is to do the moves correctly and therefore earning "energy" bars as shown on the bottom of the screen in a counter. You know that you're earning "energy" when the instructor turns green. I was able to move up 5 levels by earning energy during my session.
Overall, it provides an awesome, fun, sweaty, heart-raising workout. I still prefer the in-real-life Zumba classes in my town, as there's more accountability with an instructor watching. But this game is perfect when there are no classes available/scheduled or for extra workouts.
Definitely check it out....so FUN!