Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 142C
Course Title:
Zumba Fitness Gold
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Course Description

Introduces a slower paced Zumba. Incorporates Zumba music at half pace for lower impact work. Promotes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Appy the benefits of physical conditioning, including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, balance, agility and flexibility, gained through participation in Zumba GOLD.
  2. Incorporate safe and effective Zumba GOLD exercises into lifelong fitness programming.

Course Activities and Design

*Improvement of overall physical conditioning through Zumba participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, balance, agility and flexibility
*Perform safe and effective Zumba fitness exercise
*Identify different rhythms, step patterns, and the techniques associated with those rhythms
*Develop lifelong fitness, health and wellness

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs
  • Active participation/effort
  • Demonstrations of proficiency
  • Written assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Practice safe and effective warm-ups and cool downs
  • Intensity monitoring via target heart rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and talk test method
  • Components of fitness-related physical fitness and their benefits for lifelong fitness
  • Principles of exercise training
  • Personal fitness assessment
  • Goal-setting for fitness
  • Personal fitness program design
  • Modify exercises and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness level
  • Body mechanics-proper body alignment