Since Apr 2012


 Kathi MacNaughton

Dance yourself into shape through the joy of Zumba!

I'd LOVE to have you at one of my classes! Listed below are all of the classes I teach, day by day. Click the "View Details" link to learn more about that particular class and whether it is private or open to the public. Your best bet is the classes at Body & Soul Fitness Studio, unless you happen to be a member of the West Y. FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE!

Zumba Formats Defined

Not sure which type of class is for you? Here's the rundown on what each of the Zumba formats entails...

(Basic or Regular) Zumba Fitness: The original Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious, high-energy steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.  It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating! I teach regular Zumba Fitness at the Meridian Community Center on Monday & Wednesday evenings @5:30pm. I offer easy-to-learn, but fun choreography to a wide variety of rhythms and upbeat music!

Zumba Gold: This type of Zumba  takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of people who need a lower impact, slightly slower-paced form of exercise.  What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for... the zesty Latin music,  the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. It's perfect for beginners, folks who've been sedentary for a time (or forever), older adults, Baby Boomers and more. You can read more about my approach to Zumba Gold here.

Zumba Gold, Seated: This type of class follows the Zumba Gold guidelines, but we dance while sitting in chairs or wheelchairs. The moves are greatly toned down, because the participants in these classes are usually much frailer, older and less mobile than those in my standing up Gold classes. We also use more music that participants will recognize. PLEASE NOTE that Zumba does not allow me a way to list my seated Gold classes differently than regular Gold. You will have to click the "View Details" links below to see which classes are seated. Read more about my seated Zumba Gold classes here.

Zumba Toning:  When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones.

Zumba Gold-Toning:  A modified version of Toning, this format is an easy-to-follow, health-boosting dance-fitness program for Baby Boomers and older adults, as well as beginners. Through dynamic lightweight resistance training and exciting international rhythms, these classes help participants build muscle strength, increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture and coordination. I am now incorporating some Gold-Toning into almost all of my Zumba Gold classes, because I believe so much in its importance!


Where & When You'll Find Me in Action...

Wednesday 5:30 PM   –   6:30 PM Treasure Valley YMCA - West Y View Details

Treasure Valley YMCA - West Y


5959 North Discovery Place Boise ID83713 US


I am taking this class over from another instructor; I begin July 11th, 2012. Class is for anyone wanting a more gentle, but still tons of fun!, Zumba experience... older adults, people just getting active, beginners to Zumba fitness, or anyone wanting a low impact, easier type of steps and music in their Zumba fitness. We'll still be having a party, but it won't be as intimidating as a regular Zumba class can be!

Check my Rates page to learn how you can pay for and attend one of my classes. I DO accept debit/credit cards, as well as personal checks and cash.