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For Immediate Release:
May 08, 2015
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade Parks hosting free "Zumba Gold" classes for active older adults

(MIAMI, May 8, 2015) — “Ditch the workout, join the party,” the mantra of the globally popular dance-fitness phenomena “Zumba” is also the life-changing rally for its counterpart “Zumba Gold,” a modified version of the exercise class for active older adults. “Zumba Gold” classes mingle fun and energetic music with lower impact exercise movements and easy-to-follow pacing. The specialized exercises are aimed at improving balance, flexibility, cardiovascular health, and muscle conditioning.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department as a community leader for health and fitness is pleased to announce that it has added new Zumba Gold classes, as part of its line-up of free “Active Older Adults” recreational programming, for residents age 55 and older. Classes are free of charge through Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults partner Chen Neighborhood Medical Centers. Advance registration is required as space is limited. See the participating park locations and class schedule below.  

North Trail Park Community Center
780 NW 127th Ave., Miami
6:30-7:30 p.m. • Tuesdays

Continental Park Community Center
10000 SW 82nd Ave., Miami
7-8 p.m. • Wednesdays

Classes are led by certified fitness instructors and are taught in a group setting, which offers participants the opportunity to meet others who enjoy staying fit, so they can stay motivated about exercising regularly.

Started in 2013, Miami-Dade County Parks’ Active Older Adults Program is designed to help older adults improve their well-being by consistently staying physically active. The program is offered at parks throughout the county. 

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults Program, contact Allan Tavss at 786-372-9701 or visit the website.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world dedicated to placemaking, health and fitness, and conservation. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks visit their website or call 3-1-1.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization helping to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. Visit the Parks Foundation website for more information.

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