Dorie is an advanced, skilled instructor with
expertise in Zumba« choreographies
to make classes fun, exciting, do-able and more!
is an authorized Zumba« Jammer.
I currently live in Colorado Springs, CO...but I am
MADE IN NEW YORK. I've been in
Colorado since 2005 and started teaching Zumba« classes at this time as well.
I toured the state with my husband, Mark, as we were the first Zumba«
instructors in Colorado. My breed is called
"NUYORICAN" since I am from NY and am
Puerto Rican. J
What you can expect from my Zumba« classes and ZIN
A WELL THOUGHT OUT PLAYLIST
WITH CRAZY GOOD YET EASY-TO-FOLLOW STEPS
NATURAL LATIN FLAVOR WITH A NEW YORK EDGE
A HOUSE PARTY FEEL EACH TIME
AN "I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH"
RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS
A CALORIE BURN LIKE NO OTHER
AN "I WANT TO COME BACK FOR MORE" FEELING
I grew up
dancing at home and on the street...it was great and kept me out of
trouble. The majority of my moves came from dance videos, dance
movies and the best urban dance floor ever...the street. The spirit of dance has always been in my
heart and while I appreciate all forms of dance...I personally don't
have any professional dance training. Unfortunately, the resources
for that were not available to me.
11 years ago, the scale had the audacity to tell me I was 198lbs.
Seriously, I freaked...what happened to make me gain so
much weight? I mean I looked good, I kept up my appearance...really
did I weigh that much? Then, there is my
mom who was always petite ...and my dad who was always toned...I
mean there had to be a petite yet toned person in here somewhere.
Over time, I developed a love for the Zumba« fitness program, dancing
Salsa and practicing Yoga. Zumba«
fitness was the ONLY program I could stick to ...why? because
the music is CRAZY GOOD, the steps were different and funky and it felt
like I was dancing at the club (memories). I could seriously throw
down at the club, way back when.
time, I lost 60 lbs. In 2005, I completed an
instructor training and received my certificate in Miami
to be a Zumba« Instructor. This 3 day workshop was led by Beto
Perez, creator of the Zumba« fitness program. My Zumba« classes were the first
in Colorado and through the years I have worked hard to create the
Zumba« community in Colorado Springs. I teach multiple Zumba«
formats, like Zumba Gold« for active older adults, Zumba Toningń
which is Zumba« with light weights and Zumbatomic« for kids. In 2008, I participated in the Zumba« infomercial as a
weight loss testimonial. In 2010, I was selected to be a Zumba
Jammer« in Colorado.
nutshell, I am DOWN TO EARTH, have worked really hard to be successful
and spread love...I love love love
working with students and ZIN members. I get my HIGH from seeing
students enjoying Zumba classes and partnering with ZIN members as they
go from good to great.
about me, the people that inspire me, my comedic thoughts...and more,
grab a cup of "cawfee" and
read my blog.
achievements pertinent to Zumba«
Zumba« Instructor, 2005 - present
Zumba Toningń Instructor, 2008 - present
Zumba Gold« Instructor, 2008 - present
Zumbatomic« Instructor, 2009 - present
Authorized Zumbań Jammer, 2010 - present
Group Fitness Instructor AFAA, 2006 - present
Salsa Instructor, 2002 - present
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