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 Fitness Class. Incorporates Zumba music at half pace lower impact work. Promotes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance flexibility and/or body composition. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Appy the benefits of physical conditioning, including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, balance, agility and flexibility.
  • Perform safe and effective Zumba GOLD exercises that will continue a lifelong fitness program.
  • Incorporates fitness principles started in Zumba Gold in future exercise. 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