Zumba Gold® is the Zumba Fitness program that's everything a traditional Zumba class is--an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party--but in this class we take it just a little easier.
There's a common misperception that Zumba Gold is only for the older population, but it's actually for many more people than that, and just because you might be 50+ doesn't mean you automatically have to take the Gold class version.
I've had class members as old as 72 in my
Zumba Gold is really for:
1. Active adults
2. Students 18+ who are just starting on their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle
3. Those returning to exercise
4. Someone who has an illness/injury or are recovering from one who is medically cleared to exercise but needs a different pace.
A very neat thing about Zumba Gold that I learned at my instructor course is that even people who can't stand up a whole class or are confined to wheelchairs can do the class with modifications by a skilled instructor. So because of this program there really isn't anyone that can't participate in this healthy activity.
You'll find classes locally by going to Zumba.com, clicking on "Find a Class" and selecting "Zumba Gold" from the drop-down menu. I teach Zumba Gold in Lombard IL. And if you want to try it at home first, check out the new Zumba Fitness Gold Live It Up DVD Set.
Melanie Jordan is an ACE Group Fitness Certified and licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor,Turbo Kick Instructor, Ageless Grace Educator and Silver Sneakers FLEX Instructor Certified in their Classic and Circuit classes, currently teaching Zumba in Western Chicagoland in Lombard IL and Oak Brook, IL for class schedule CLICK HERE. She is also a Wellcoaches and ACE Certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in healthy weight loss and blogs at The Healthy Food Review and Your Healthy Life Made Easy.com
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