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What Is Zumba Toning?

author image Laura Agadoni
Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983. Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper. She has also written and edited for a grassroots outreach effort and has been published in "Clean Eating" magazine and in "Dimensions" magazine, a CUNA Mutual publication. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton.
What Is Zumba Toning?
Zumba class. Photo Credit: Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Many people who become involved with Zumba, a workout class that functions more like a party, want more. Zumba Fitness doesn't disappoint; it added many offshoots to the original. Zumba Toning is one. The original Zumba fitness class combines Latin dance moves with a cardio exercise routine. Zumba Toning keeps Zumba's essence while focusing on strength training the arms, abs and thighs.

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Zumba Plus Strength Training

Zumba Toning incorporates weighted toning sticks to the Zumba workout that participants use almost like maracas. The toning sticks function like dumbbells to act as resistance weights. People can use dumbbells up to 3 pounds for the class, but Zumba education specialist Jani Roberts says the toning sticks, which are available in different weights, are better for Zumba class because they're filled with sand and move with you.

Zumba Gold-Toning

Zumba Gold-Toning does for Zumba Gold, which is Zumba for older folks, what Zumba Toning does for Zumba. It incorporates strength training using weighted toning sticks for older people and fitness beginners.

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