Instructors

NORMA ZAMBRANO- Founder and CEO of Total Natural Fitness studio. Certified: Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Strong by Zumba, Plate by Zumba

My mission in life is to bring out the best in people.  My passion to help people improve physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially, is the reason why I’m constantly looking to connect with organizations that can serve as resources for our students. I’m very involved in the community and serve in non-for-profit organizations whose mission is to transform lives and help them become self-sustainable.
For me, the most rewarding accomplishment is to see some of our students become certified as instructors, grow and embrace the studio’s mission. There’s nothing like creating a happy and enjoyable environment for everyone who visits our studio or becomes part of our team!

ANGIE BETANCOURT

Besides teaching Zumba, Angie created DanceFit, a high energy aerobic workout choreographed to music… “I have always loved dancing because it brings people together and lifts their spirits. My students can expect high energy Latin rhythms and sassy moves!”

 

EDITH ORTIZ   Certified: Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step

On October 2010 I took my first Zumba class and was so hooked that I decided to get certified as a Zumba Instructor in 2012. Before Zumba I never knew working out could be so much fun, sometimes I forget I’m even exercising! I take pride in teaching high-energy classes with a variety of music so that all students at every level can enjoy and get the most from their workout. And best of all you don’t have to know how to dance, just let your body move to the beat of the music. So come join me and get into shape, release some stress and work your mind. I promise you’ll have a great time!

ERIC GERARDI Certified: Yoga, Pilates, Group Fitness, Kickboxing, MightyFit Kids, Small Group Training, Senior Fitness

I enjoy instructing balanced conditioning classes, such as Boot Camp, Kickboxing, and Strength & Conditioning, as well as working with kettlebells, and exercises for preventative maintenance of injury.  In my classes, you can expect a safe, fun, and well instructed classes from a U.S. veteran that has years of experience in health and wellness! The thing I like most about being a fitness instructor is meeting all these new people with different goals and being that integral part in helping them accomplish these goals. Whether it is for the adult or the children in their family, me helping them use this energy in heathy and efficient ways is a very good feeling!

ERIKA SOTO Certified: Zumba, Zumba Kids MixxedFit

I love to inspire people to live a healthier life, make new friends and support each other.  There’s no such thing as doing it right or wrong in my class, the important thing is continued movement, being stress-free and enjoying yourself while exercising! My students can expect my classes to be easy to follow and fun!

 

ERIN JANISH Certified: Zumba

I love to dance, and love to work out. There is nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment after a great workout. and nothing better than that sassy feeling you get after some serious moves on the dance floor. My ideal Zumba moves are a great combo of the two, and will leave you feeling strong, empowered, fabulous, and sexy. In my class, you can expect a fun workout that gets you nice and sweaty and will definitely make you smile. Expect a good dose of Cumbia, some fun EuroPop, lots of hip shaking, and always the chance to let you mix it up and do your own thing! Sharing an exercise class with students gives me the chance to spread positive energy and inspire self confidence. I encourage every individual in my class to look in the mirror, give it all you got, and say “I am so fabulous!”

ESTEFANIA QUEZADA Certified: Zumba, MixxedFit

I grew up in Mexico City and moved to chicago 13 years ago; dancing has always been part of my life. I began dancing for fun at a very young age, always performing in the front row for festivals at school. In 2008 I discovered Zumba and I used to dance to the DVDs at home, it wasn’t until 2012 that I took my first zumba class in a gym. After taking a million Zumba classes over the years I became Zumba certified in June of 2016; I started teaching in July and have been teaching since. My true love for dance fitness was inspired through MixxedFit. MixxedFit is a dance fitness program that combines explosive dance movements with bootcamp toning, during class we do everything big and loud, like a party! I took my fist MixxedFit class in 2013 and I became certified in 2014 and I have been teaching, learning and completely loving that dance format since. I love teaching dance fitness classes because it makes me feel good to help people realease their stress, excercise and find a tribe that supports them not just on the dancefloor. My goal is to always make people leave happier and feeling healthier than when they got to me, and you bet I will always force a smile out of you!

MICHELLE SALGADO Certified: Zumba

I’m just a woman with a passion for DANCE.  One of my goals in life is to make my students and people in general feel what I feel when I dance: LIBERATED!

I believe I can achieve this through Zumba.  It’s one of the reasons why I became a dance instructor.  I have yet to learn much more, but I’m determined to do so.  All within time, of course! I truly believe this is one of my many callings in life and I seek to fulfill it.

MIGUEL NUNEZ-RAMOS Certified: Zumba, Zumba Kids

Miguel is a professional dance instructor and choreographer.  Miguel has danced since he was a little kid but didn’t realize he had a natural talent and passion for dancing until just few years ago.  He loves teaching Zumba because it’s  a good way to express his feelings, to feel happy and to be healthy at the same time.  When you take Miguel’s class, you should anticipate great energy and amazing dance moves! Even if you don’t think you can dance, he guarantees you can believe he will make you dance and enjoy it!

WALLY ZAMBRANO Certified: Meditation Specialist, Christian Life Coach, Breathwork Coach

Wally while in college at the age of 24 began a personal spiritual journey that led him into the world of meditation. He was fascinated by the language of awareness and how thoughts affected not only
our beliefs, but also our faith. It led him into a very intense meditation practice that transformed his life for years to come. Wally decided to form Christian Meditation Academy, an organization established to teach Christians that integrating mindfulness meditation with Biblical principles is a safe and highly effective tool for developing a strong spiritual walk with God. He spent years developing, while praying for guidance from the Holy Spirit on effective meditations and breathwork grounded on Biblical principles that would create spiritual renewal for those looking for deeper relationships with God.