My Zumba journey started about a year ago when I was 'dragged' along to a Zumba Gold class by a friend of mine who had been going. I felt a bit out of place and un-coordinated in my first class but I was soon hooked, the music, atmosphere and community was something I'd never experienced before.
I soon moved up to doing a Zumba Fitness class which stepped it up a notch. I realised I was a zumbaholic when I went to Wellington to work for 3 months and didn't go to any classes and missed it a lot.
My first Strong By Zumba class was in 2017 when a few of the girls managed to convince me to go despite thinking I was not capable at all. After my first class I was absolutely buzzing! The decision to become a Strong By Zumba instructor and to join Team Azucar was not a difficult one, and have not looked back since. Strong By Zumba is a workout like no other, to music that pumps you up and pushes you with people that support and motivate you.
Zumba is a huge part of my life now, and I wouldn't want it any other way! KIA KAHA!
Dance with Royale...
You can find Royale up on stage in Strong By Zumba classes, at special events and other classes around Taranaki!
What does Zumba mean to you?
Fun, fit and strong!