Zumba Basics vs. Zumba Gold

What is the difference between a Zumba Basic class and a Zumba Gold class?


Zumba is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance. The word “Zumba” comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun, which is just how people describe the routine. Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is lots of fun and easy to learn



ZUMBA Gold is a brand new fitness program for seniors.  It is a series of fitness programs specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and International dance rhythms in the original Zumba and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations that may need modifications for success.

Created to emphasize the basics, this explosive program is so easy to follow that everyone any age can do it!  This fun Latin inspired dance program includes Merengue, Salsa, Cha cha, Cumbia, Belly Dance and more.  These programs are guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout!  Many of the moves have been modified for success and safety.  Some of the moves are also done 1/2 tempo so that everyone can follow. 

The biggest difference is that Zumba Gold can be done in a chair for those who are in wheelchairs or who cannot stand for long periods of time.  This makes the program extra special because now people who would not be able to dance and do the Original Zumba program are able to join in on the fun


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