About Traci: Dancing has always been a part of my life. I started taking lessons at the age of 5 and have been dancing ever since. My background is in tap, jazz, hip-hop, and gymnastics. I've always leaned towards the more lively and dynamic dance styles. I was a cheerleader in college and taught dance and gymnastics to students at a local dance studio. That is also when I became swept into the world of group fitness. I received my group fitness certification through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) 14 years ago and am proud to have recently completed my second group fitness certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I also maintain my CPR/AED certification. Throughout the years I have taught classes in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic, Zumba Gold, R.I.P.P.E.D., step, kickboxing, indoor cycling, body sculpting, bootcamp, Tabata, and Bokwa.
Zumba combines my two passions - dance and fitness! I became licensed to teach Zumba in 2008 by Tanya Beardsley and was immediately hooked! The music and moves create such a party atmosphere that keep the classes exciting and motivating! I am a proud member of the Zumba Instructors Network and continue to take classes and workshops to further develop my skills. I recently became licensed in the newest Zumba craze, Zumba Step.
My students often share their success stories with me and it makes me so proud to be a part of this amazing fitness industry that is motivating people to reach their personal goals as well as uplift their spirits! After every class a student happily approaches me to share how he or she has lost weight, dropped cholesterol points, or is just feeling great!! I Love to see new smiling faces in class! Come try a class today! You'll be so happy you did!