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ERIC Number: EJ1056856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Zumba: From Secondary Physical Education Classes to Adulthood Workouts: Staying up to Date with the Growing Trends of Physical Activity in and out of the Schools
Benham, Lindsey; Hall, Amber; Barney, David
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n5 p39-42 2013
This article discusses the background of Zumba, the need for it as a result of its growing popularity, the national standards it supports, and the necessary steps that need to be taken to properly implement Zumba in physical education programs. When taking a closer look at the standards that Zumba supports, it is evident that Zumba can serve as a stand-alone activity as well as a unit in physical education. In other words, Zumba could be a separate class on its own that lasts a whole semester. The authors of this article recognize that students in secondary physical education will become adults, and many adults who seek to continue physical activity choose to sign up for a gym membership (Mears, 2007). The great thing about Zumba is that it is most popularly offered in a gym or in recreational centers; therefore, if the students learn and enjoy Zumba in their secondary education years, they will be more likely to continue this form of physical activity as they enter their adult years. Zumba is an exciting way to introduce a new, grooving, lifelong activity into physical education, and it appeals to students who may not participate as much in traditional sport-related activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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