Aylin Ryan - Group X - Zumba/Gold, Body Sculpt, Silver Sneakers
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Silver Sneakers, CPR/AED
Education: Master of Social Work and Bachelor in Science with Majors in Botany and Environmental Studies
Aylin has loved to dance since she was a little girl. She studied belly dancing during her college years and three years ago fell in love with Zumba. She obtained her Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Gold license and has been teaching for two years. Aylin is also certified to teach AFAA Group Fitness classes. She is Silver Sneakers and CPR/AED certified. Aylin’s goal is to create a fun atmosphere where people forget they are working out and look forward to coming back to take their next class.
Nora Lara - Group X - Zumba
From a Caribbean country, Venezuela, and always involved in the dancing world. Nora became a Zumba instructor because one of her passions is to dance. Nora also teaches group fitness and she is working towards receiving her Silver Sneakers certification. Her classes are always a party. She enjoys teaching while building strong healthy bodies!
Elsie Sainsbury Rodriguez - Group X - Zumba
I was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Venezuela (we love to Party). I enjoy sharing my joy for music. I love to dance because you can remove all the bad energies that cause stress in your body. Dance will make you feel happy, healthy and feeling younger. Zumba dance is good for your heart, mind and spirit. You get a great work out while keeping track of the choreography and it will bring up good memories that make you happy!
Jeanne Knott - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Toning. CPR
Zumba® Instructor since 2008
Jeanne was a flight attendant with American Airlines for 34 years. Before retiring, she became certified in group fitness. In 2008, she took her first Zumba® Class and became licensed immediately. She fell in love with the exciting music and exotic rhythms, salsa, merengue, bachata & cha-cha. Moving in a way that she never knew she could! She has been a member of the Zumba® community for over 13 years, involved in several Flash Mob’s and Zumba® Fundraisers, to name a few: Toys for Tots, Susan G. Komen, New Hope Charities & Leukemia Foundation. Jeanne’s passion for a healthier lifestyle after retirement has been rewarding and satisfied her need to help others in their wellness.
Maria Breitenbach - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step, Zumba Sentao, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba kids, Zumbini and Strong Nation.
I was born and raised in Bolivia, where I graduated as an Environmental Engineer. Fitness has always been a big part of my life and dancing has been my first love. In Zumba I’ve found the perfect combination between my two passions, staying healthy and having fun. That is why in 2013, I became a Zumba Instructor and since then I’ve taken all the specialties that this amazing program has to offer. My students can be sure that they will always have a good workout, release tons of energy and have lots of fun.
Rita Benza - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba, AFAA
Rita grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She obtained her Zumba Instructor license in 2011. She also teaches Zumba Step, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, and Strong by Zumba Fitness. Her Primary Group Ex Certification is through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness association of America). She is current in her continuing education hours as well as her CPR through American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED. She teaches various formats of group fitness including but not limited to HIIT (high intensity interval training), Bootcamp, Cardio Sculpt, Cardio Strength, Tabata, Cardio Core and Tone as well as Circuit Training.