Since Dec 2007


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Made in NYC... now in Colorado Springs CO

I lost 70lbs with Zumba Fitness!  

I have always been overweight.  I was the one in the back row and the last one to speak up...From childhood into my adult years, my outside chunky girl held my inner skinny girl hostage.  Then one day, I found something that worked... that something was called Zumba Fitness.  

I've been teaching Zumba Fitness for 10 years.  

And, I've lost 70 lbs.  Pretty wild right?!


Born, raised and living in New York until 2005, I am a NY girl 100%.  I am a foodie!  I love to dance!  I love to get things done!  and I'm totally down to earth.


I have been able to maintain my 70 lb weight loss, but in most recent years, I've struggled with vitamin and hormonal deficiencies.  When I found out, I was like "oh no no...what the F is that about?!"  I truly felt lost in a world of sick.  It was the end of what I call "the year of the flu"... that entire year I was plagued with a variety of illnesses; my immune system could not ward off the "bad juju".  As a Zumba Jammer, I travel often. Ironically enough, during "the year of the flu", I traveled ALOT!  I don't even know how I made it through!  I counted on my husband, friends and ZFFs alot!

After seeking out the right medical care, I got to the bottom of what was going on.  A little thing called hope entered my spirit once again.  I started therapy, which was tough at first, but got better.  For my lifestyle, I learned what worked and what didn't work.  And, if ever self-care meant was the time to be persistent with my self-care.  Since then, it's been pretty awesome getting to know the new me.

Right now, I'm losing my last 10... we know how that goes, am I right?  The last 10 truly do suck big time!  I've been on these last 10 F O R E V E R!  

No longer do I eat right and work out to look good...I do it to live good!

~looking good is just a bonus!

How I keep my skills up...

  • Zumba instructor for 9 yearsZumba instructor for 9 years
    Licensed ZIN member for 9 years
  • Zumba® Convention 2008Zumba® Convention 2008
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2008
  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012
  • Orlando Convention 2013Orlando Convention 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2013
  • Orlando Convention 2016Orlando Convention 2016
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2016
  • Zumba® Conference 2012Zumba® Conference 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2012 - London
  • Lille France Conference 2013Lille France Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Lille France Conference 2013
  • Zumba® LA Conference 2013Zumba® LA Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2013 - L.A.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Aqua Zumba BoostAqua Zumba Boost
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • Zumba in the CircuitZumba in the Circuit
    Has Zumba in the Circuit class(es)
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.
  • E-Learning GlutesE-Learning Glutes
    Completed Zumba® Glutes e-learning course.
  • Zumba JammerZumba Jammer
    Zumba Jammer (ZJ)
    A ZJ is a talented ZIN member who is licensed to offer ZIN Jam sessions.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate
  • Los Angeles Conference 2014Los Angeles Conference 2014
    Attended Zumba® Los Angeles Conference 2014