About Zumba Gold

What is Zumba Gold?

Zumba Gold® is a Latin inspired dance fitness class incorporating hypnotic Latin rhythms and the latest international tracks from around the world.  Combined with easy to follow, low impact dance moves and exciting choreography using the Zumba Gold® core steps formula ensures a full body workout but with low impact moves so it’s perfect for total beginners, people with a injury/joint problems or the older generation who want to stay active.

What are the benefits of Zumba Gold?

The benefits of Zumba Gold® include calorie burning, lowered body fat and better muscle tone, improved balance and coordination, lower blood pressure, increased bone density and core strength and an improved mood. 

What happens at a class?

Each class is taught by me and i face my students, moves should be followed as if you are looking into a mirror but there is no ‘left’ or ‘right’ in so it really doesn’t matter which way you go!  Every class is carefully planned to ensure everyone gets a safe, effective and fun Zumba Gold® workout.  We always start with a structured warm-up to mobilise the joints, raise the body temperature and get the blood pumping. The main section usually includes eight tracks of uplifting low impact routines covering a wide variety of dance styles.  To ensure we have no aches and pains the following day we always finish with a cool down and stretch out those hard working muscles.  

Do I need dancing experience?

No, absolutely not!  It doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before, Zumba Gold® is for everyone and the steps are taught in such a way that you can work at your own pace and gradually gain a knowledge of the core steps.  

I’m a beginner – do you have a beginner’s class?

My classes are suitable for beginners, and new students start each week so in no time at all you will be an expert!  Zumba Gold® is a low impact class but can still be tailored to suit your own abilities. 

How much are Zumba Classes?

All classes are 45 minutes long and are £6 pay as you go. You can also buy a monthly membership which includes the online classes or you can just purchase the online classes. 

Can children attend Zumba?

I welcome young adults to class as long as they are able to fully participate and are accompanied by an adult taking part in a class. Classes for young people aged 14 years and under are £3, for teens aged 15 years and above the normal rate of £6 applies Younger children are welcome as long as they are able to participate sensibly.

I am unable to attend the same classes each week due to work – will I miss something?

No, the great thing about Zumba Gold® is that there is no set ‘course’ of lessons so you can pick up where you left off if you’ve been on holiday for example.  New routines are introduced to keep things interesting but there will be lots that are kept the same so everyone will still know many of the routines.  There are 5 classes through the week so you can pick and choose whichever class is most convenient for you throughout the week and get your Zumba fix whenever is best for you. Alternatively you can participate online and take part in a live class or do a pre recorded class at a time and day that suits you, you can also pick your favourite class, length of class, pause, skip and rewind online! 

Do I need a partner?

No partner is required, but if you’d like to bring some friends or family along to class that’s great – the more the merrier.  If you’re coming along on your own, don’t worry you will soon make many friends. 

Do I need to pre-book?

In light of the current situation unfortunately the classes are running at reduced capacity to keep us all safe so at the moment it is essential to book. However you can book as many classes as you are happy to pay for but these will be non refundable should you not attend a class. You can book via the online booking system or you can call or text me on 07903 002927 or email me on zumbawithbeccy@hotmail.com 

Is there a stage so I can see?

Yes, some of the venues have a stage but I always try to position myself so you always get a clear view of all the moves! If for any reason you cannot see, please feel free to move or to mention this to me at the end of the class. 

Where can I park?

All of the venues have a free car park on-site.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a drink, a small gym towel (if required) and a smile.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, light-weight, breathable clothing such as leggings, joggers, t-shirts and vests and sweaters are good there is need to buy anything especially.  Do wear a good supportive bra as we do a lot of shimmying and shaking (women only!) ;)

What’s the best footwear for Zumba?

The best footwear is a lightweight trainer with some cushioning support and minimal tread on the sole, some trainers even have a turning spot on the ball of the foot and helps you turn twist and move without straining your joints.  Barefoot is not recommended.  Most popular brands have a specific dance/aerobic trainer or studio shoe. 

How many Zumba classes do you recommend to help me lose weight?

Two Zumba classes a week is a great way to kick start any fitness plan and you should see real results provided you are following a healthy eating plan in conjunction with the classes.  Of course, if you can only attend one class each week or want to attend more than two classes that’s absolutely fine and you can always sign up to the online classes to. 

Can I still attend if I have a medical condition?

If you have any medical condition or are pregnant please ensure you have permission from your doctor before commencing any fitness program.  Please let me know about any conditions prior to the class and i can advise and help you to modify the moves to suit. This can be done discreetly before class or you are welcome to call me for a chat before the day. 

I have a disability – can I attend a Zumba class? 

If you are mobile and have permission from your doctor then normally Yes.  Zumba Gold® should be perfect for you. If you have an injury or any other /mental physical needs and would like to discuss this with me in more detail in confidence, I am happy for you to contact me prior to class. 

Will you be videoing and live streaming the classes? 

Yes, each of the classes will be recorded and live streamed to Facebook Live however don’t worry you won’t be visible on the recording unless you want to be. The camera is positioned so that only I am visible online although there is nothing stopping you joining me if you wish to! The only participants who can see the online class are those who have paid for the online classes, they are not streamed to the general public.  

 

What is the age range?

There is no age limit I have taught from children up to my eldest participant who was 92!