I have been teaching Zumba for five years now, and by now, I think I'm pretty good - so there is your proof, Zumba is for everybody and you do get better and better the longer you stick at it. And really, it's easy to keep on Zumbying, because time flies once that music is on!
My background is in classic fitness, no dance background whatsoever (and you must believe) - which has been a great advantage. Why? Well, Zumba is 'dance fitness' programme, it's not just dance, not just fitness, but the perfect combination of both. Luckily, I haven't taught any other classes prior to my teaching of Zumba, which meant that what I offered and strive to offer, is original Zumba, truthful to the Zumba formula - no influences of aerobics, street dance, yoga, nothing - just Zumba at its best.
I am a fully insured REPs registered fitness professional and holds the following qualifications:
Gym Instruction (Future Fit Training) (www.futurefit.co.uk)
Exercise to Music (YMCA® fit) (www.ymcafit.org.uk)
Circuit Training (Future Fit Training)
Torso Training (Future Fit Training)
Zumba Basic® (Zumba Fitnes LLC)
Zumba Basic® 2 (Zumba Fitnes LLC)
Zumba Toning® (Zumba Fitness LLC)
ZumbAtomic® (Zumba Fitnes LLC)
Port De Bras® Basic (Academy Face Czech)
Port De Bras® Floor (Academy Face Czech)
As a REPs registered instructor I am required to continually update my education within the fitness industry by attending various courses and events such as The Big One North or The International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool.