Pilar Paulmeno


Since Mar 2010



Research, and recent articles  in newspapers and magazines emphasize the benefits of dancing, in particular for older adults.   Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold-Toning add easy fitness routines and light weights to the authentic steps of the varied international rhythms used in each class.  This combination of dancing and fitness exercises engages the body and the mind with the following benefits:

  •  Improves balance, coordination, and flexibility
  •  Improved tone, muscular strength, and ability to perform daily activities
  •  Improved cardiovascular capacity, stamina, endurance, and range of motion
  •  Improved bone strength (it is a weight-bearing exercise)
  •  Improved memory and cognitive functions
  •  Increased calorie burning (weight control)
  •  Increased feeling of well-being and reduced stress

Regardless of age or physical condition, everyone can experience better quality of life through regular participation in any of the Zumba programs.  Don't wait, come join me now!


The right type of shoe is important to prevent injuries and move easier on any type of surface.

The latest Zumba shoe is very comfortable, light, and versatile.   You can order them from the official Zumba site:  www.zumba.com.  If you are a half size, order the smaller one.

Other brands work well also:  Several types of Nike, Reebok Zig Techs, and Adidas running shoes.

When buying a shoe, you are looking for support, comfort, and light weight.  You don't want thick soles or with a lot of tread, and if possible, they should have a pivot point in the toe area.



Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

You will sweat!  Staying hydrated is very important.  Please bring regular water or sports drinks; NO sodas, energy drinks, or other sweetened or caffeinated beverages.   They contain many calories and can also act as diuretics.  Even if you are not a "water" person, it will taste wonderful when you are dry and thirsty!



Are you ready for an exercise program?

If you have not exercised for a long time and/or are older, be sure to discuss it and clear it with your doctor as soon as it is convenient for you.  Exercise is great for everyone, but you want to be aware of any health conditions that may be affected by it.  The Zumba Gold dance program can be individually tailored to your needs. 

Licensed to Teach:

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.