Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. Join this program to achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant-engage and captivate for life!
Instructor: Kelli Donaghue
"I mainly teach Zumba Fitness classes but have taught all formats (step, hi-low, boxing, strength/core, etc) since becoming a Group Exercise Instructor with AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association) in 1996. I am 99.86% sure that I was the 1st Zumba Fitness instructor in Frederick. I became licensed to teach ZUMBA Fitness in 2007 and have a few of the ZUMBA credentials but mostly enjoy teaching Basic or Gold classes.
I love ALL types of music and believe in it's therapy to the body & brain. I just need a good beat - it could be a nursery rhyme, Broadway, country or reggaeton -- I'll choreograph something to it. Balance is key though -- I'm practicing more yoga and loving it. We need both the fast & the slow in our lives. Namaste."
Instructor: Kelly Fox
"My name is Kelli Fox. I have been teaching Zumba for 9 years and STRONG by Zumba for over a year. I started to teach Zumba because I didn't necessarily enjoy working out but I liked how this format did not make me feel like it was a “chore” to enjoy fitness. Next came STRONG by Zumba where the routines provided me the full-body conditioning that I needed in my weekly workouts. I love teaching the two very different formats because it combines the perfect balance: the cardio from Zumba and toning the muscles from STRONG. Of course, I love teaching for for the mental benefits as well. I have connected with numerous participants, encouraging one another during our workout journeys. It’s much more fun to workout with others and feel motivated by the connection and common bond you have with them."
Favorite workout song: There is no way I can pick just one. In my formats, anything from Zumba because the music drives the class.
Favorite cheat food: Airheads candy, tacos, or a Chick-fil-A meal.
Instructor: Maile Beers-Arthur
"My happy place is dancing and sharing that experience. In teaching Zumba since 2011, I have made lifelong friends, left that stress on the dance floor and found a way to make any day a great day."
Favorite workout song: anything that makes me move, but 24K Magic by Bruno Mars will do on any day
Favorite cheat food: Chocolate. Always chocolate. That's not a cheat food though. It's one of the major food groups.
Instructor: April Duruttya
"My name is April and I have been a Licensed Zumba Instructor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation since September 2011. After taking my first Zumba class, I instantly feel in love! I have always loved music and dancing and Zumba was that. After a couple months, I decided I wanted to instruct as well. Something that is way outside my comfort zone! I took the leap and became a licensed Zumba instructor in March of 2011. Since then I have meet wonderful people and have made many great friends.
Outside of my Zumba life, I like other formats of exercise as well. I’ve completed many races including a ½ marathon and I found a love for strength training as well. I am also a State Licensed Child Care Provider of 10 years. I also love scrapbooking, crafting, gardening, reading, spending time with my family and friends, watching my children play soccer and softball and having a good time. I like to travel and try new things. I always have some sort of project going on or on my to-do list. I like to keep busy!"