Tell us about yourself / your family.
I’m an Iowa girl. I grew up in Des Moines, moved to Manchester, where my husband Scott grew up, raised our 5 kids there, & just moved to Cedar Rapids.
I have 3 daughters & 2 sons. My oldest, Jessica, is an ASL interpreter fit the Cedar Rapids Schools. My daughter Amanda lives in Tampa, Florida, where she is s branch manager for one of the libraries. My daughter Meghan is a graphic designer who has duel citizenship in Israel & the U.S. She lives in Rishon Letzion Israel with her husband Shay & our grandson Rahmi. My two boys, Jordan & Cameron Live in Chicago. Jordan is a manager at a restaurant, Cam’s day job is in claims, but he is in a band that has been together for many years. They are getting ready to release their 5th cd.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Creative, caring, open minded, loyal
Tell us about your first Zumba experience.
I started Zumba when the DVD’s came out years ago. Loved it! I’m a dancer/dance instructor, so the format just spoke to me
When/Why did you start practicing Zumba?
As I mentioned above, I love to dance! I like that it’s based on Latin rythms, with a bit of hip hop, oldies, & world music in the mix. I started with dvds, then live classes.
Favorite food / or favorite restaurant
Oh my gosh, I love lots of different foods & restaurants. I like trying new cuisines. I love recipes passed down from my grandmas, so Mexican & Jewish food.
If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Well, I’d still teach group fitness. I’d also teach dance classes for free/non profit for those who can’t afford class. Then I’d travel!!
Why did you become a Zumba/fitness teacher?
Because I love dance fitness, & love to work with others to get/stay fit.
Describe why you love Zumba ( or dance) in three words.
Fun, Fitness, Positivity
What are your favorite ways to incorporate movement into your life in addition to dance/fitness?
I love working with free weights. Since I teach lots of cardio, I do weight training workouts whenever possible.