My exercise life began very early. My mother said I was born moving and I have been in motion ever since. I ran track in college, rode my bicycle across the United States to celebrate my 40th birthday and I now I ride my bike to and from all of the classes I teach.
I was certified through Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance program in 1977 and have been teaching aerobic dance classes ever since. As I reached the ‘age of osteoporosis’, I became a certified Personal Trainer and began teaching Total Body Toning, a strength training class.
In 2014, I attained a certification as a Pilates Instructor and learned the importance of having a powerful core and increased flexibility. One of the most exciting accreditations I received was the LaBlast certification which I received in February, 2016. The class was conducted by Louis van Amstel, the professional dancer and choreographer on the television show, ‘Dancing with the Stars’. I have always enjoyed dancing and Louis brought out my “inner dancer” as he taught the exciting ballroom dance steps he choreographed for the show. I currently use those dance steps in my Aerobic Dance class.
I often tell my fitness students that I was born with an “I like to exercise” gene, but understand that not everyone was. I have made it my mission to inspire my students to embrace their own fitness style and perhaps even become enthusiastic about moving and sweating!
I vary my exercise routines and every time you attend class it will be something different! You will have so much FUN in my classes that you won’t even realize that you are exercising and burning calories!
I hold the following certifications:
- “DANCING WITH THE STARS” LA BLAST Instructor
- POWER PILATES Pilates Instructor
- ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer
- AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) Aquatic Fitness Professional
- ZUMBA GOLD Instructor
- ZUMBA BASIC Instructor
- SILVER SNEAKERS instructor
- AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Heartsaver AED