Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Annalisa Brown

I have discussed Jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder, a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where ZIN members can learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer “ZJ” that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Annalisa Brown

Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Melissa “Meli” Kirkwood

I have discussed Jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder, a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where Zumba instructors that are ZIN members can learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer “ZJ” that you can teach the next day in your… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Melissa “Meli” Kirkwood

Instructor · Personal

What Would I Be Doing If I Didn’t Teach Group Fitness?

If I didn’t teach group fitness almost every night after work, I would probably be fat – to put it bluntly. I LOVE to eat and it takes serious motivation to get me moving sometimes. Growing up, I stayed in shape due to the sports and dance I was involved in. From the age of 5, I played… Continue reading What Would I Be Doing If I Didn’t Teach Group Fitness?

Fitness Tips · Instructor

Fitness Professionals and Certifications/Licenses

Most big-box gym chains require their personal trainers and group exercise instructors to hold a certificate or license in something that relates to what they’ll be teaching or training. Some of the gyms will even pay their employees to get further training in their areas of expertise. This setup translates to you knowing that the people… Continue reading Fitness Professionals and Certifications/Licenses

Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

I have discussed jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder,  a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ as described by… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

Instructor · Style · Zumba

Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class