I’m an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and I’ve been teaching group fitness classes for 10 years. My favorite class to teach is Zumba in all the specialties (I’m licensed to teach Basic, Zumba Kids, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba and STRONG by Zumba), but my No. 1 favorite class to teach is Zumba Gold. My classes are very energetic but I always make them available for all fitness levels. I like to keep my classes in a positive tone; including the music I use because I believe you are a combination of everything you hear, you see, you eat and you do.
I have been teaching Zumba®️ classes since 2012. Over the years I’ve earned numerous training certifications, including Group Fitness Certification by ACE, Barre, Core de Force, Pilates (mat work), POUND™️, TRX, and multiple Zumba®️ specialties. Fitness should be accessible to everyone. My class motto is “Find your happy.”
Looking for something to do together, I took my first Tai Chi class with my wife in 1995. I completed my training in Yang Style Tai Chi in 1998. Since then, I have been teaching Tai Chi classes with and without my wife to all levels and abilities through several nearby park districts. Our classes encourage relaxation through focus on breathing, balance, posture, body alignment and leg strength. I hope that my students can learn the exercises to practice on their own. When not teaching Tai Chi, I work as a data scientist for a Fortune 100 company. I find Tai Chi to be a good way to reduce stress throughout my day.
I took my first Tai Chi class with my husband in 1995. I completed my training in Yang Style Tai Chi in 1998. Since then, I have been teaching Tai Chi classes with and without my husband to all levels and abilities through a nearby park district. Our classes encourage relaxation through focus on breathing, balance, posture, body alignment and leg strength. I hope sharing these techniques with others can help them to improve their minds and bodies, too. When not teaching, I am a domestic engineer for a family of five. I find Tai Chi to be a great way to relax at the end of a busy day.
I have been teaching yoga since 2013, and chair yoga since 2016. Having been an avid practitioner of yoga for almost 20 years, I graduated from my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014 before obtaining advanced chair yoga teacher training certification through Yoga Vista Academy in 2016 and a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher certification through Prairie Yoga in 2019. My classes provide a sense of community and a safe environment where proper body mechanics are emphasized.
I have been a practitioner of yoga for 12 years and recently graduated 250 contact hours of YTT . I love being able to connect to people through movement. My style of teaching is accessible to all levels with the intention of inspiring students to breathe, grow, and maintain their inner peace. I have been an athlete all my life and I truly believe that health and inner peace are wealth. Through yoga and meditation I was able to find a deeper connection to myself, and I would like to offer the same to my students.
I attended my first Zumba class in 2008. I enjoyed it so much that I became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2011 and have been teaching classes ever since. Dancing is a fun way to burn some calories while enjoying the music and making new friends.
I have been teaching fitness classes for 28 years after getting certified with ACE in the early 1990s. I have been both a participant and instructor for Bodyworks Dancercise classes. I have taught many classes at many different facilities over the years, including building lean bodies, hips, thighs and abs, fit over 50 cardio blast and so many more.