I'm Christie and a retired teacher in the Moon Area School District after teaching for 34 years. I have 2 wonderful children, Jennifer and Todd. I received my Zumba certification in April, 2007 and I am so grateful that I did. I have always had an interest in Latin music and dance, so Zumba, for me, seems like a natural fit. I have been with Latin RhythmZ since its inception. I will never forget walking into the studio with Neda and Lainey, each of us carrying paint, ladders, and brushes, and saying “Wow. This is the beginning of a dream come true.” I am very grateful to be associated with Latin RhythmZ, the staff, and our "students"! I really enjoy seeing the smiles on their faces as they experience Zumba and all of its positive effects on the body and the mind.
Sabrina de Matteo
Hello! I'm a full time professional musician/actress/dancer and I'm so proud to be a part of the Latin RhythmZ family and also an Independent Team Beachbody Coach! I've performed around the US and Canada in the most amazing venues, yet nothing compares to the joy I feel when I go back to my Latino roots and shake that stress away! I had the honor of performing with Beto Perez (the creator of Zumba!) for his Master class in Pittsburgh 7/31/09 and with Erick Santana 3/2/10 in the Cayman Islands and Pittsburgh 4/25/2010. My Zumba and Hip Hop classes are for all ages and fitness levels! Join the Party!
I'm Linda.....or better known as YYYYYYinda! BOUNCE is my middle name and I can guarantee that you'll see why when you come to my class. I've been teaching ZUMBA for over 9 years and it is truly a passion of mine since I made it my career since sitting in an office was definitely not for me! I look forward to seeing you in class to BOUNCE with me!
My name is Paola and I have been a Zumba lover for many years . I was born and raised in Mexico so latin music has always been part of my life. My love for latin music grew even more after I moved to Miami soon after getting married where I lived for seven years. There I discovered different rhythms from Latin America. I interrupted my career as an elementary school teacher to start a family. My husband and I are blessed to have two amazing children. Doing Zumba never feels like a workout so come and dance the stress away!
I started out doing cartwheels down groceries aisles until I was enrolled into a gymnastics school. I became a competitive gymnast for the next ten years. Due to injury I could not proceed, but continued dancing throughout high school. I became captain of both dance quads, as well as interning the director of the dance education program. It was then that I found my love for teaching. I went on to teach dance and fitness classes for a few years before depression and bad habits consumed me. I was inconsistent in the gym and in my whole life in general- making unhealthy decisions overall. I came to a point where I knew I had to save my life, my health, and make some drastic changes. I threw myself back into the gym until I could let that passion bleed into every aspect of my life. I sought all over wellness, and to help others who had been through what I had. I have been teaching fitness classes from that turning point, and there is nothing that fulfills me more than the progress and relentless pursuit of fitness within myself and sharing that with others. I aspire to inspire, motivate, and continue to evolve in the fitness world.
I was a dancer growing up and have trained in many different styles from ballet, jazz, acrobatics, tap, hip hop and more. Since I have always loved to dance and stay active, I started taking Zumba Fitness classes a few years ago. I decided to receive my certification in January 2011 and teaching has been such a joy ever since! What I love about Zumba is that it's a work out that actually makes you smile! There is no experience required, so as long as you are moving and having fun with me, that's all that matters! :-)
I'm Erika and I have always loved dancing, and as a young adult I danced my way through High School and College as drill team captain. Years later after having 3 wonderful kids and moving around from state to state as a traveling spouse, I found myself weighing 306 lbs. I had a wakeup call when my brother died of heart failure at age 38 and my mother died also shortly after from heart disease. I started my fitness journey as a necessity. I fell in love with Zumba, Hip hop and Belly dancing, and exercise has become my passion. I am certified in Zumba, Belly dancing Body Fitness, Cycling, and also an AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor. I lost well over 100 lbs, and I feel that it is a blessing for me to be able to encourage and help others learn to love fitness as I do.
Hi, everyone! I'm Jackie and I am a certified PiYo, Insanity and P90X instructor and an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. I have been married to my husband, Nathan, for almost 7 years (although we have been together since high school!) and I am mom to my silly little man, Ethan, and sweet girl, Mila. I was always an active person but my true love of health and fitness began 5 years ago and I haven't looked back since! I worked in a hotel for 6 years before taking a part-time work from home job to take care of my boy this past January, and that allowed me to pursue my passion of health and fitness and begin teaching. I can honestly say that I have never been happier! I have truly found my passion in teaching and would love to share it with you! I am currently teaching PiYo at Latin RhythmZ and I absolutely LOVE the amazing people who join me each week. I promise you-your body (and mind) needs this workout! I hope to see you so we can stretch, strengthen and sweat together!
I'm Neda and Zumba is truly in my blood! My mother was full blooded Puerto Rican and that's why I love the latin music so much! I've been a fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 25 years. I've taught all types of aerobic classes including Kickboxing, Step, Spin, Pilates, Bootcamp, and so on. People actually SMILE when they are in a Zumba class! It's so much fun you don't feel like you are exercising. I've been married for over 25 years. My husband is an Airline Captain. We are blessed with two 21 year old boys that we adopted from Russia. As a family we always have fun dancing (even though it's not always pretty!) I'm moving to Florida, but I'll be back to sub any chance that I'm back in the 'burgh!