Hi I'm Leesa, I live in Perth and have been a Zumba instructor since 2013. I teach Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning. Being an instructor has brought so much love and joy to my life and I hope every day to give some of that back. So come join me in a Zumba class.
ZUMBA GOLD is a low impact version of ZUMBA with the same great music and plenty of Latin flavour; making it especially good for the knees, back and shoulders. If you want to go at your own pace then you are in the right class. Zumba Gold is for everybody but the age demographic tends to be 40 years plus.
ZUMBA GOLD TESTIMONIALS
I always drove past the Zumba sign at Reabold Tennis Club and never had the guts to actually attend a class. I thought I was uncoordinated, unfit and over weight and that I would make a fool of myself. One day a friend dared me to “just go once”…… well nearly 5 years later you will find me at Leesa’s class every Wednesday night and every Saturday! I call it my happy place - because it is the only hour or 11/2 hours where nothing other than watching and following Leesa matters. I cannot make to do lists, plan menus or stress about anything…. I’m too busy following steps, laughing and listening to the great music - some swing, some latin, some pop, some jive, some hip hop (haha loving it at 50 - this is the only place where I can get my funk on!) - all because no-one is watching me. Oh and about the uncoordinated bit….. you get the hang of it because the dance moves work in a set of 4 that is then repeated. There are some base moves in all of the genres that become familiar — don’t think however that you will get bored!! Our minds work as the songs and moves change often enough so that you have to stay mentally active. Our class probably ranges in ages from mid 30’s to somewhere in the 70’s and we all go at our own pace and capacity. Leesa has me in stitches - she has a wicked sense of humour and makes it so much fun whilst keeping my heart rate up, stretching those tight muscles, working my brain and my core. I cannot recommend Leesa and Zumba Gold highly enough! Seriously all you need to start is a pair of comfy sneakers! Come once - you will be surprised!!
Two years ago (May 2016) I was at crossroads with my health, weight gain, foggy memory, all due to that dreaded hormonal change called Menopause; "I had to do something!!!......".
I hated the thought of joining a gym and had to think about what would be fun, flexible & that I wouldn’t lose interest in easily….. My love of music was what inspired me to join Zumba Gold/Tone/Fitness I started attending once a week & built it up to 2 or 3 times a week????
Not only has it helped me tone physically, it has helped me mentally, it just puts you in a great frame of mind!!!.......
Anyone can do it, its lots of fun, affordable, with no pressure of joining fees or contracts like a gym. Best of all it’s a fun social activity where you get to meet lots of great people of all ages (40 – 80yrs old)
Lastly I’d like to especially thank Leesa Carroll & Laura Casey for being the most amazing, positive encouraging Zumba Instructors (Swanbourne & Floreat) , week after week you're there to inspire us all to feel good about ourselves, all for our wellbeing!!!!
Zumba with Leesa has changed my life - for the better! Not only did it help me to lose 16 kilos when I started last year, but it is also a fun way to keep fit and to make new friends - what more could you ask?
I have found a new lease of life at the ripe old age of 70. I found Zumba Gold from an ad in The Post 3 years ago. Its fun and such a great way to exercise without realising that you are toning, getting stronger, and giving your brain a work out too. Not to mention the great friendships, and most of all, the amazing feeling of dancing like nobody's watching!
Carol Age 70
Zumba Gold is pure joy. People of all shapes, ages and fitness levels come to the classes. I have tried several instructors and what I like about Leesa is her use of music from all genres, her sense of humour and inclusive approach. I have a dance background and I can work as hard as I want to on the day, freely and with abandon. When I look around, the smiles of happiness say it all. There is nothing like dancing to help you get your mojo back, no matter if you get the steps wrong!
We love Leesa's infectious happy personality, oh and her cool dance moves and wonderful facial expressions! Zumba Gold brings a smile to our faces and keeps us fit!
Zumba Gold is the only time in my life where I have enjoyed exercising!
It gives me a lot of pleasure to be able to recommend Leesa Carroll’s Zumba Gold class. I started eighteen months ago with two left feet, legs, hands all in the wrong place, my mild dyslexia showing up all my totally uncoordinated movements!
But, the muscles that were the most tired, were my facial muscles. I had been laughing and grinning for one whole hour of exercise. And that does not change! Every class you smile and laugh from beginning to end. Leesa is fun.
Now I am proud to say, I get an amazing work out, laugh, dance and feel incredibly grateful that I am able to do so…and I discovered Leesa Carroll’s class.
Robyn age 72