ZUMBA GOLD® Fitness Program . . . What is Zumba Gold? . . . Zumba Gold is for Beginners, Pregnant Women to Older, Active Adults . . . Dance Your Way to Vibrant Health.
Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. Feeling the music is the first and most important step to learning Zumba. Feeling the music happens when one suddenly forgets she’s dancing in a class and the music is the reason to move with joy.
Zumba Gold is a revolutionary new aerobic dance routine that is for anyone, any ability level and any age. This exciting breakthrough fitness routine is the latest brainstorm from the genius mind of Alberto Beto Perez. This program is designed for participants with very little experience exercise (Exercise newbies), participants that are physically limited or older active adults. The system was created to be easier than the basic but just as much fun. The moves have been carefully designed to be easy to follow by individuals of any size or age.
You will get a safe and effective total body workout… guaranteed. And still maintaining a party atmosphere that is different, fun, easy to follow along and extremely effective. The music uses dance moves and rhythms from… Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha and many other exciting and fun rhythms and dances.
You Can Do Zumba Gold Even If You Have Physical Limitations. Zumba Gold modifies to non-impact moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, and world rhythms; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere.
As the population gets older and people have longer life expectancies the number of Americans over 65 will more than likely double in the next 25 to 30 years. These same individuals realize that if they are going to enjoy their later years being physically fit is a high priority.
When you take a Zumba Gold class be sure to wear comfortable workout clothing, take water and a towel, along with a “ready to party” mood!
Some of the dominant goals and benefits of Zumba Gold include improving the quality of life; maintaining functional skills such as ADLs or activities of daily living; providing classes that are appropriate for the participants; to make sure the routine is easy to learn and follow so that success can be achieved quickly; and also to just have FUN.
A ordinary Zumba Gold class is usually a little shorter, approximately 30-45 minutes. It utilizes longer warm up and cool down. The dance instructors for this class are trained to be more aware of any physical changes in their students or if they are suffering any discomfort during the workout.
Physiological Benefits of Zumba Gold®
- improved cognitive function (from learning new steps and moves)
- improved motor control and performance (practice, practice, practice)
- improved range of motion, overall strength and flexibility
- improved bone density
- increased caloric expenditure
- improved ability to perform pain-free activities of daily life
Psychological Benefits of Zumba Gold®
- enhanced self esteem
- enhanced general feeling of well being
- empowered & enhanced quality of life
- enhanced relaxation
- reduced depression, stress, anxiety
- increased opportunities for social interaction
- increased opportunities to dance, party, & have fun!
Difference Between Zumba Basic® and Zumba Gold®
- how long the class lasts
- how long the warm-up lasts
- how long the cool-down lasts
- speed and intensity of the dance moves
If You’re Interested in Zumba®
- Go online to see where you can attend classes or go to get certified to teach Zumba classes.
- See how Zumba makes you feel great.
To rediscover joy in movement, put on some aerobic dance shoes, get a bottle of water and find a Zumba class today. It just might be the easiest and most joyful way to stay healthy for life.
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