Instructors : Tamara Aven
Newton Recreation Centre
I took my first Zumba® Fitness class in January 2011 and was forever changed for the better. I was sweaty, I was dancing, and most importantly, I was smiling and extremely happy. I have never been happier in my life, and I have Zumba® and an instructor who believed in me to thank for that.
I have always been searching for ways to be fit and healthy - such as working out at a gym, running half marathons, rowing in university, hiking or bike riding with my family, and more. Zumba® has allowed me to look after myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I have been an elementary school teacher for 11 years, and after a few months of just being a participant in Zumba® classes, I began wondering if I could share my love for Zumba® with the students at my school. We started off learning the choreography for one or two songs and our school quickly fell in love with dancing.
The passion I have for dancing, music, and teaching led me to pursue the possibility of being a certified Zumba® instructor. With the support of my family and friends, I have now been teaching Zumba® for over a year. I believe that by being open, silly, creative, and energetic, my participants and I create an environment where we are all free to be ourselves, without the everyday responsibilities of life weighing us down. As a result of feeling free, we are able to then step out of our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to try something new, to explore our creative side, and to see what our bodies are able to do.
Come and join me - I look forward to sharing my energy and passion with you and I promise I will do my best to ensure you leave sweating, smiling, and happy!!!!