Hi, I'm Claire and I have been a licenced Zumba Instructor since August 2012 and running classes in Epsom and Ewell since 2013. I absolutely adore teaching classes, meeting new people and seeing people grow in confidence and enjoying being free, dancing their hearts out and having fun whilst working out.
A bit about me;
I started doing Zumba classes after the loss of my father and being in a very depressed state. I found that it gave me something to look forward to and that the music and movement lifted my soul and gave me a new focus. I lost a lot of weight (bonus!) and started to feel good about myself and more positive about life in general. I then trained to be an instructor and haven't stopped dancing yet!
I remember my first class, I was so uncoordinated, I didn't know what was going on and heading in the opposite direction to the regulars and getting all in a muddle. I then realised that this is normal and that nobody was judging me for being 'wrong' or standing out from the crowd. I left the class with a huge smile and thought that this was definitely the way forward for me. I ended up going to 3-5 classes a week when I could and it just brought me to a whole new level of happiness - cheesy, I know - but true!
Don't be afraid to try (or re-try) Zumba. You can be like Goldilocks - not every instructor suits everyone. But when you find your 'One', it will take you to a whole new level of Zumba Love!
No matter your fitness level, you dictate how hard you want to work and modify to suit you own needs and nobody will be judging you. You will highly likely make a new circle of buddies and find yourself feeling mighty fine!