Hi, I'm Paula and two of my greatest passions are eating healthy and dance! I am so excited to share these passions with you. My mom would tell me stories that I was dancing before I learned to walk. I took your typical classes as a child in ballet and jazz. In college, I took a course in ballroom dancing and was hooked. I joined the ballroom dancing club and took advantage of any opportunity to ballroom dance. After college, I met my husband through Ballroom dancing. We danced a Bolero as the first dance at our wedding. My husband and I moved to Florida in 2002 from Kentucky. I was hugely pregnant and had to stop dancing. While pregnant, I gained a LOT of weight. I am a mother of three wonderful boys but I do not like what they have done to my body. I struggled for a long time to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight even hired a personal trainer and nothing seemed to work. After taking my first Zumba Class, I knew that Zumba would be a part of my life forever. As I started to lose weight, I began to find my next passion about eating healthy. Zumba is more than dance and more than a fitness/weight loss solution, Zumba gave me back my body and more importantly, my self confidence. It is through Zumba that I have the opportunity to meet and friend wonderful women that share my same passions. Because of Zumba, I was able to get the courage to go back to ballroom dance! I also credit Zumba for allowing me to find more healthy ways to be fit and eat right not only for me but for my whole family. I am the happiest I have ever been!
I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!
About My Classes
I currently offer 4 types of Zumba classes:
Zumba® – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
Zumbatomic® – Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family experience.
Aqua Zumba® – Known as the Zumba "pool party," Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
Zumba Gold® – Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.
Zumba Sentao™ - The Zumba Sentao™ workout takes the thrill of the fitness-party and partners it with explosive, chair-based choreography to strengthen, balance and stabilize your core, and step up your cardio work in a whole new way. Grab a chair, feel the beat and learn how to use your own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, and tone your physique. Strut, shake and shimmy as you work your core (and
work the chair) in a high-energy fitness-party that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Zumba® Toning – When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.
Zumba® Gold-Toning – The Zumba® Gold-Toning program offers the best of both worlds — the exhilarating experience of a Zumba Fitness-Party with the benefits of safe-and-effective strength training. It’s an easy-to-follow, health-boosting dance-fitness program for baby boomers as well as beginners. Through dynamic lightweight resistance training and exciting international rhythms, Zumba Gold-Toning classes help participants build muscle strength, increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture and coordination.
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