Greetings fellow dancers. My name is Crista. I have been a Zumba instructor since 2013. I got into Zumba after I saw an Infomercial on tv and I thought it looked so fun. I saved up enough money to purchase the kit and began the workouts at home to try and loose the weight. I gained a bunch of weight after having my daughter. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and was put on medication. Unfortunately the side effect was that I gained too much weight.
I really liked Zumba because it was fun to do. In 2013 my dad passed away. One of my co workers told me that she was attending a Zumba class after work and asked me to come along. I had no idea that there were classes and so I went. I felt so free and was able to let out all my frustrations and sadness through dance and I lost all that weight. My instructor mentioned that I should become a Zumba instructor and so the story is told. I went and took my training and became an instructor. I’m so glad that I did because it’s helped me through so much that had happened in my life.
My favorite thing about Zumba is that it’s a community of people who came together to express our love through the universal language of dance. It’s like a whole culture of its own.
I have a wonderful, beautiful daughter, three dogs, and two guinea pigs. I live in Eau Claire, WI. I am a certified Medical Assistant and my daytime job is that I work as a health aid for the school district.
I’m so blessed to have this opportunity to dance with you all here at dragonfly. I can’t wait to shake what our mamas gave us and smile with each and everyone of you. Let’s let our hair down and enjoy each other, let’s have a good time. Peace, love, Zumba.