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My sister and I did Zumba Gold last was free at the local senior center and happened to fall on a day I had off so we had some fun. Report
They offer Zumba at my office gym twice a week during the lunch hour. I've been going to cycling beforehand instead, but I may give it a try. Several of my coworkers go and have been telling me I have to give it a shot. This was very helpful for me as I'm still new to exercise classes. Thanks! Report
After reading this article, I'm more excited about trying a zumba class. Report
I am recovering from a knee replacement, have arthritis elsewhere and am 69 y/o. My doctor says I can begin Zumba Gold 4 mo. after surgery. That's Dec 4th!

There is nothing in your article, Jen, about shoes. I know they are different for carpet and floors. I have see on the web that a split sole athletic shoe will work.

Problem: I am diabetic and have edema in my ankles and lower legs (if I exercise too much or not enough :-)

Do you have recommendations for shoes? Can I wear my diabetic stretchy shoes and bring some of those shoe covers I've seen in case I need them?

I really want to do this!!!!

Thanks for your inspiring article. Report
The Y where i work out at offers both Zumba and Aqua Zumba classes and we have a blast each workout! Our instructor retired from teaching kindergarten and that makes a big difference- she makes the class fun. Once a month we go out for lunch after our class and have a great time! Report
Zumba is also my favorite but I haven't gone to a class in a long time. I joined the YMCA and their instructors can't compare to the one I was going to and I can't pay for both. I have arthritis pretty badly but I do the class and feel pretty good. I am very careful with the high impact parts and try not to do anything that hurts too much or puts me in pain. They do have other types that are low impact and slower and some that build muscle. I have the cds at home and still do them on occasion. You really do feel like you have only worked out for a short period of time when the workout is fun. Report
The article is great, except it doe not say anything about all the kinds of Zumba!!!

As soon as I get my shoes, I am going for the Golden level. It is for older adults who have issues like arthritis. This level of Zumba is lower impact.

It may even be to your advantage to start out her and progress to the higher impact version later on. Report
Please be cautious with Zumba. It is very much a do as the instructor does exercise, very little is actually taught. As a trained dance professional I would advise real caution. take it very easy and don't do anything that hurts. Tis is a great workout but also a very easy way to do permanent damage. Report
I love Zumba! Doesn't feel like a workout. Just fun dancing. Report
I would like to see Zumba added to the Spark Fitness Tracker! Report
I have arthritis in my knees too however i love the class. I just do what I can do and have fun Report
I belong to a zumba class, and my instructors always say that if you can't do certain moves then just walk in place as long as you move. It is great because it is not only movement but fun hooting and hollering while working out. My instructor also says that we should wear court shoes so we can dance without hurting out feet. I now got the zumba wii game and it is good but not the same as the real thing. Report
Had my first Zumba class tonight. Danced everything from Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Hip Hop, to Bollywood-inspired Punjabi dance! I felt silly and had a great time! I will definitely be back next week. Report
My arthritis won't allow that! Report
Love it!!!!! Report

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