I first encountered Zumba 10 years ago in high school, when the 4pack DVD set showed up in my house! After trying it out once, I was hooked! Dance was always a passion of mine, and I loved the Latin influenced styles of Zumba that I grew up with! It wasn't until 2011 that I realized that I could become a licensed Zumba instructor, Imagine my surprise when I learned that Zumba was being taught in my gym, and that I could be an instructor! 6However, I did not run to my closest Instructor training course. You see, I had gone from being a physically fit model and dancer to an overweight and unconfident new mom. I had gained 65 lbs and was so unhappy with what I saw in the mirror. So I did not become a Zumba Instructor. Instead, I began taking the classes at my local gym. I loved dancing, but found it difficult to keep up because of how out of shape I had been. But I kept going. I became a dedicated Zumba goer and got on an awesome nutrition plan.
I had made the decision to change my lifestyle and lose the weight. Zumba was a very big part of my 35 lb weight loss over the last year.The photos you see above were all taken during the start of my journey to getting healthy! I am now in better shape physically, I feel great, and my confidence level has skyrocketed!! I even get to share my passion, and the tool in my personal weight loss success, with others!
Health, fitness, and wellness is a very big part of my life; And I look forward to changing lives with Zumba, the way it changed my life!
Licensed To Teach
- Zumba Basic
License to teach regular Zumba® classes.