Josie Gardiner is the co-developer of the Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold Toning Training programs. A former ballet dancer, she was a Reebok Master Trainer and a member of Reebok’s development team for 25 years. She was honored as “Instructor of the Year” in 2005 by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and as IDEA Instructor of the Year in 2002.
Gardiner co-authored four Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports and the book, Harvard Medical School Breast Cancer Survivors Fitness Plan. She is certified by ACE and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.