Why did you become a fitness instructor? Becoming a World Dance Fusion fitness instructor was an evolution for me. I was already into dance and fitness as well as a professional educator, so this was a logical next step.
are the traits you look for in an excellent instructor Someone
who has excellent technique, breaks things down clearly, knows
modifications, and makes things fun!
...and how does that influence your teaching style? I come from a background in
Physical Therapy, so I approach every class with "do no harm"
mindset. I feel my participants become better aware of body mechanics
and hence get a healthier workout.
motivates you to get out there and exercise yourself? I love to walk,
and that is my first choice for physical activity, followed by dance.
I love the feeling of being awake and renewed that a good workout
dance step, why? It is what my favorite teacher, mentor and friend
Kukuwa calls moving your "boomsbey". Simple circular
rotation of the hips down one direction and back up the other. I love
the core workout and the toning benefits. It is just simply pure
Quote: "I have just got to do a better job at getting them to
play better." John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens. My
philosophy on teaching, if I stay on top of my fitness game, my
participants will too.