Zumba With Laura F

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Since Sep 2012

My Story: How I Came to Love Zumba

In June of 2011, I went for a physical with my doctor.  At that point, I weighed over 275 pounds. My test results showed that I had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and was one point away from having full-blown diabetes.


My doctor started me on medications for each of my physical problems. To make matters worse, my hips and joints  hurt from being so big. I also had asthma and learned that I had sleep apnea. 

I saw am infomercial that would forever change my Life. It told me to Join the Party so i did. 


In January, for my birthday, I received the Zumba DVD set. The first time, I tried the DVD, I made it through five minutes of the first introduction video.  I gave up, even though I enjoyed learning the core steps.  But within the month, I was able to complete the entire DVD set.

In April 2012, I had weight-loss surgery.  It was a major life-changing event.  I realized it was a gift of life for me.  However, I would have to exercise and diet to lose the amount of weight I needed to feel good again.


After the first two weeks, I lost 20 pounds.  At that time, I met a Zumba instructor at my gym who invited me to her Zumba class. I attended and felt that I did not do well in the class.  But the instructor told me I did a good job for a first class and invited me back.

After the second class, I was hooked on Zumba!  Since my Zumba journey began, I have lost over 100 pounds. 

In the middle of my weight-loss journey, my Zumba  instructor suggested I become a Zumba instructor because I was an inspiration to everyone in her class.

Since becoming a Zumba instructor, I have gone on to become an instructor in several other Zumba specialties.  In the past year, I had the opportunity to dance with many of the Zumba greats, including Bento Perez and Gina Grant.

 

Licensed To Teach

  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • 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 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 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.
  • ZumbiniZumbini