Melissa is a Certified ZUMBA Fitness®, ZUMBA Sentao®, Aqua ZUMBA®, and ZUMBAtomic® Instructor. She is known for her amazing weight lost story. Back in 2006 Melissa weighted 307 lbs.! Being a mother of 2 beautiful children she was too busy to realize that her bad eating habits lack of exercise were negatively affecting her life! She encountered many health related problem due to her weight. She knew she needed to make a lifestyle change if she wanted to live to see her children grow up. After losing over 150 lbs Melissa is a now a Master Bellydancer / performer, Zumba, Les Mills SH’BAM,PowerHoopz,Firm & Flex and Group Fitness Instructor and teaches throughout Central Florida.
She has been chosen by Fox 35 News Orlando as Central Florida MOST Inspiring Instructor and been picked by Zumba Fitness® to be on the 2013 up coming Zumba Fitness® Exhilarate infomercial! She is currently pursuing her ACSM Personal Trainer Certification and her degree in Sport Medicine and Nutrition. Her goal is to become a motivational wellness speaker.
Melissa has a dance background in Bellydance, Bollywood, Samba, Salsa, Sword, Video Vixen, Hip Hop, Polynesian, Burlesque and Pole Dance Fitness. She has been involved in Latin, Hip-Hop and World dance for more than 16 years! It is her love of dancing and music that brought her to Zumba.
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Zumba Basic License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Aqua Zumba License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
Zumbatomic License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
Zumba Sentao Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.