Zumba® Fitness Classes ....Just SMILE and MOVE!TM

Instructor Background

About Katie

I've been teaching group fitness classes since I was a sophomore at NC State University in 2001. I became interested in teaching the classes that I was attending regularly to keep myself fit. In 2003, I became certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and I have maintained that certification to date.

My first class passion was for toning, step aerobics, and cardio-boxing classes. While I loved the energized feeling I got from working out, I found it difficult to make myself go to the gym unless there was a scheduled class. It was so much easier to stay motivated when exercising with other people.

When I began graduate school at Princeton University, I knew that my schedule was going to have to accommodate teaching group fitness classes. After teaching regular group fitness classes for years there, someone suggested I try a Zumba class. After my first Zumba class in New York City, I knew that Zumba was going to be my passion. Zumba was the perfect way to combine my group exercise passion with new moves and positive energy from dancing. While I have always loved to dance, I only had a few years of ballet and gymnastics training up to the age of 12. The Zumba training introduced me to great international rhythms like cumbia, salsa, merengue, samba and reggaeton.

In 2007, I proposed bringing Zumba to Princeton. In 6 months, the classes were regularly 50 people strong! After graduation, I reluctantly left the Princeton community and moved further north to East Brunswick, NJ.

I have started successful Zumba programs at Princeton University, Bally Total Fitness in East Brunswick, Highland Park Recreation, Studio 808 and, most recently at Fastkix Taekwondo in Spotswood, NJ.

I am currently looking to expand my class schedule. If you have a space that you think would be good for a Zumba class, let me know about it. All I need is a smooth floor and an outlet.

Email me at katiezumba (at) gmail (dot) com

Zumba Basics 2008
Zumba Basics II 2009
2010 Zumba Convention Participant in Orlando Florida
-Attended the Business of Zumba workshop
-Attended the Personality Styles workshop
Aqua Zumba 2010
Zumbatomic 2010
Zumba Toning 2011
Zumba Sentao 2012

CPR Certification
AFAA- Group Fitness Certification
NC State Group Fitness Program Graduate 2002
Multiple Master classes with Tonya Beardsly
Step Instructor since 2002
Toning Instructor since 2002
Cardio Kickboxing since 2002


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