Since Sep 2010

ZUMBA GOLD 101

Lower Impact Zumba Gold makes it possible for almost EVERYONE to Zumba! Whether you have excess pounds, excess years, an extra left foot, or just prefer a gentler workout, you'll love this version of Zumba dance-fitness. It's my absolute favorite way to Zumba, and I'll get you moving at a pace that is easy but exhilarating!   We enjoy the same great Latin & International vibes, and the same great health benefits like improved energy, coordination, cardio, tone, balance, and flexibility!

Often mistaken for the Olympic pinnacle of Zumba difficulty, Zumba Gold is actually the most foundational level of Zumba. You might like to think of it as
Zumba 101  or Zumba Lite, a great place to start your Zumba experience - loosen up, find your Zumba legs, and get your booty shakin'!

You don't need to be a twenty-something to Zumba with me!  But you will see some younger participants who are returning to fitness after illness, injury, or childbirth. Along with mothers and daughters, siblings, and spousal duos who value it as a way to stay active together. We are a diverse group of ages and abilities!

I emphasize personalized classes that average 10-20 participants, so you won't be lost in the crowd of a mega-class.  We can't wait to welcome you to one of our fun, friendly groups, where you can drop in anytime! Have a Zumba-riffic day!

Betsy 101
No fat to thin transformation story here.  Just a dedicated soccer Mom (more accurately, lacrosse - and every other activity known to overachieving families!) whose "helicopter" nearly crashed and burned approaching midlife. Building upon years of Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing, and a lifetime interest in health and wellness, I discovered ZUMBA, and want to share the joy and energy with you!

Formerly an Advertising Executive, Marketing Assistant, stay-at-home Mom, and more recently a Paralegal student, I relate to all sorts of people and enjoy teaching in a variety of settings from Churches to Colleges, as well as Dance, Fitness, Senior, Convention, and Cancer Support Centers.

Zumba helps me to de-stress and feel positive, and the low-impact level makes it easy to maintain weight, cardio, coordination, and tone without compromising joints! Despite suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as a young adult, I now hope to be dancing for the rest of my life!

In addition to Zumba Gold  & Toning specialty certifications, I hold a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), and American Heart Association CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers.

St. Paddy's Day is a great excuse to "go green" and add a little Leprechaun foolery to our workout! We enjoyed Shaking our Shamrocks and dancing a jig!  

Red hot workout rewarded with roses & just a wee bit of deep dark chocolate - my idea of a great Valentine evening!    Sorry to those who just missed the opening photo - the consensus was to take pics before we got sweaty!

Sweaty smiles and a whole lotta' holiday cheer after concluding our 2016 season with a Holly Jolly Zumba Party! We rocked the new Rudolph song! Click Photos tab for more pics!



Taking Zumba to The Great Wall of China! 


        

ZUMBAFRICA ~ Learning to Dance Botswana-Style! Check out this hilarious video from my trip! -------------->

After having my booty kicked in Tiyapo's Zumba class! 100% full intensity at 100 degrees in Gaborone, Botswana - with zero air-conditioning! But 100% fun! Also enjoyed showing them a few of our dances! Click the 'Photos' Tab at the top to see more pics!

 

Other Links: 

* Can't get enough dancing? Take it a step further and get started with all styles of partner dancing! My best recommendation for classes and social dances is The Friday Night Swing Dance Club in Towson, Md. www.fridaynightswing.com

* Dr. Mary Ann Ley of Achieve Wellness in Timonium, gets my wholehearted recommendation for chiropractic care, especially after sudden and debilitating lower back pain nearly ended my Zumba career.  After only two adjustments I was dancing again!  Her amazing diagnosis? My feet! A simple shoe insert under one heel will correct a .25 mm difference in leg length! She's offering 50% off the first visit for new clients, so ask me if you'd like a coupon.

Meeting the "Boss", the amazing Beto Perez, Zumba's founder, at the Instructor Convention in Orlando!   More photos in the Gallery!

Joy Prouty, the incredible lady who pioneered Zumba GOLD.  What a privilege to take her MasterClass!  This former Rockette is still rockin' it!


Summer Sculpt Mini-Session: 6 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays through 8/17!

Drop-in for Mega Fun & Fitness! Only $10/one hour class.

**Fall Classes Start on September 21st after a break in late August/early September!

TUESDAYS 6 p.m. & THURSDAYS 6 p.m. @ Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Driveway is just south of Towsontown Blvd. next to Papa John's Pizza/Dunkin' Donuts. Plenty of free, safe parking! Join us in the big, beautiful Ballroom with easy-on-the-knees maple floor!
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS WILL BE POSTED HERE!
See Weather Policy on FAQ's Page.

See us featured in THE TOWSON TIMES on February 22, 2017! Link to the full article: http://eedition2.baltimoresun.com/Olive/ODN/TowsonTimes/default.aspx

 FREE Zumba Gold sample classes at the Athleta store in Towson were great fun! Stay tuned for more Upcoming Events.
Coming Soon:
NEW Zumba Gold TONING Classes!

Qualifications:

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba in the CircuitZumba in the Circuit
    Has Zumba in the Circuit class(es)