Instructor / Owner – BCRPA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Instructor Since: 2009
Hometown: Cali, Colombia
A Colombian native, I was raised on music and learned to dance before I walked! Our parents dance with us in their arms to make it easier to carry us, or so they tell me! However, as much as I would have loved to be a professional dancer, that wasn’t my path. I have a BA in business administration and have worked for the majority of my adult life in the financial industry. How did I start my Zumba® addiction? Back in 2004, I experienced chronic back and neck pain, tight muscles and digestion problems – all the result of sitting in front of a computer all day. The stress of my father’s unexpected death in late 2004 worsened my health and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
My doctor prescribed exercise so I started doing aerobics but my workouts were boring, joyless and I was unfulfilled. One day, a co-worker introduced me to Zumba® on DVD and my Zumba® journey started. I loved it! I did Zumba® in front of my TV with the same 3 DVDs from 2005 until 2009 when I took Zumba® instructor training without knowing how it would change my life. At that training I got my Zumba® license and met a wonderful and inspirational woman who later became my fitness mentor and business partner – Claire Handley.
Today, I am a BCRPA Fitness Group Instructor, licensed to teach different Zumba® Fitness programs and part-owner of Studio VZF. I love smiling, dancing, loving, hugging and seeing people like you on the dance floor. Come to my class and I’ll show you why Zumba® is so addictive! It’s great exercise and it’s a lot of fun!
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