Zumba is a group exercise program that originated in the 1990s and has higher than 10 million participants across the world. It takes inspiration from Latin songs and dance moves and combines it with aerobics. This combination makes Zumba fun, exhilarating and effective. However, Zumba (or any form of exercise) can be painful for someone with bad knees. It may still be practiced upon the opinion of your doctor and some care on your part.
The concept of Zumba Gold is a true demonstration as to how Zumba doesn’t exclude anyone from its never-ending party! Zumba Gold is essentially a simplified version of Classic Zumba – designed for the active senior people, the beginners or people who don’t’ exercise often, or those who can perform limited physical activities. The Zumba Gold can be distinguished from the Zumba Basic as it is done at a slower pace, not as fast, but still great fun to perform.
The percentage of overweight and obese kids and teens has more than doubled over the past 30 years in the United States. Not surprisingly, the rise in body fat among youth corresponds with the decline in their level of physical fitness. So not only do today's children have a higher percent body fat, they're also considerably less fit and active then children of the 1960s.