Hello, my name is Gloria, I am a licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor and a certified Aerolatino® Fitness Instructor.
I was born in Italy, but moved to London in my 20s.
Whilst dance has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, I did not pursue it for many years due to lack of support, self-belief and determination. However, that all changed when I decided to take my first Zumba® class in my late thirties. Even though I had very little dance experience I decided to just go for it. This was the turning point for me and I knew immediately that this world-wide phenomenon would change my life forever. I was blown away by the fact that each class was the perfect combination of dance and fitness and felt like a party. Not only was I having fun dancing to great music and with great people, I was burning tons of calories without even realizing it. This experience completely changed my perception of exercise. I left each class feeling happy, energised and empowered by the good vibes. That is what motivated and inspired me to train to teach. I obtained my Zumba® Fitness instructor licence in Feb 2017 and started teaching in 2018. I am an active ZIN™ (Zumba® Instructor Network) member, a ZIN™ Mentee and ZCOM™ (ZIN™ Community Council) volunteer. I am enhanced DBS checked and BLS (Basic Life Support) trained. My further learning includes: Zumba® Core, Zumba® Glutes, Zumba® Cue like a Pro, Zumba® World Rhythms AFRICA, Zumba® World Rhythms INDIA, ZIN™ Academy UK 20, ZIN™ Jam Sessions, Zumba® Rhythms 2, Zumba® Virtual Pro, Zumba® Pro Skills.
In 2021, I was a finalist at the National Community Fitness Awards and I received the Runner Up award for the Community Impact Project 2021. This award recognises an instructor or business who have devised a project for community benefit using physical based activities.
My personal development continues exploring alternative dance-fitness workouts, such as the Latin American fun-filled aerobic classes proposed by the exciting international Aerolatino® programme. I cannot wait to start teaching this low impact, easy to follow, energetic and enjoyable workout based on Latin American rhythms and dance styles like the Salsa, Merengue, Bachatango, Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Reggaeton, Lambada, Bachata, Cumbia and more… watch this space!
In the meantime, as a Licensed Zumba® Instructor, my motto is to help you let loose and achieve your health goals on another level: Zumba® is fun, effective and made for everyone! It is pretty much the most awesome workout ever… a fun filled dance-fitness revolution. Every class feels like a party and this is why I love teaching Zumba® classes.