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Meli

“Dance your Soul!”

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Apr 2009

Location

Portland, OR

Current Status

Available to Teach Additional Classes, Available to Teach Special Events

Shop Discount Code ? Use this code to receive 10% off your shop purchase.

zmeli

Health + Fitness Certifications

(pursuing) NASM Corrective Exercise, NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition, Womens Health, EXOS, AFAA

I Also Teach…

TRX Group + Suspension, Strong by Zumba, OTF

Why come to my class?

High energy, all genres, good vibes, do you want more?

When I'm not teaching, I'm...

Teaching in my head

Favorite Dance Move

Bhangra Hops

Current Guilty Pleasure

Matcha

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Apr 2009

Shop Discount Code ? Use this code to receive 10% off your shop purchase.

zmeli

Location

Portland, OR

Current Status

Available to Teach Additional Classes, Available to Teach Special Events

Health + Fitness Certifications

(pursuing) NASM Corrective Exercise, NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition, Womens Health, EXOS, AFAA

I Also Teach…

TRX Group + Suspension, Strong by Zumba, OTF

Why come to my class?

High energy, all genres, good vibes, do you want more?

When I'm not teaching, I'm...

Teaching in my head

Favorite Dance Move

Bhangra Hops

Current Guilty Pleasure

Matcha

See more details

NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM CLASSES! PST TIME ZONE (LOS ANGELES)
Go to melikirkwood.com to see the full Schedule and JOIN ME!

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I'M A CHOREOGRAPHER, COACH, GX INSTRUCTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER + PRESENTER

Since little, Meli knew that she was destined to be a fitness instructor. Her Jam was to listen to techno music, wearing her Reeboks and replicating Aerobics moves! The reality was that living in South America (Venezuela) you had you choose a “real” career. She decided to pursue Recording Arts, Digital Media and Graphic Design/ Marketing and come to the United States to attend College. In college, she learned how to be an Entrepreneur and apply all the concepts for her to succeed as a businesswoman in the world of Fitness. 

While in school and going through major depression and homesickness, she found herself going to the gym surrounded by people that brought happiness to others and the “Dream Job”. In 2006, she became a Zumba® Instructor and since then, she fell-in-love with what she was destined to do: Move and Empower People! 

Meli has multiple national fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, AFAA and independent certifications such as TRX, PiYo, Pound, FlowYoga, MadDog Spinning, Zumba (all specialties), Strong Nation and more! 

In 2011 she was hand selected by Zumba® Fitness LLC to be part of their Choreographer Team (280 in total around the world) and since 2014, she has been a Presenter for Zumba® and Fitness Conferences.

Her goal is to Spark peoples’ hearts and souls with movement!

Upcoming Virtual Classes

No virtual classes currently scheduled. 

Upcoming In-Person Classes

No classes posted.  Search all classes

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach Zumba® Toning.
Zumba® Toning
Licensed to teach Aqua Zumba®.
Aqua Zumba®
Licensed to teach Zumba Sentao®.
Zumba Sentao®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold®.
Zumba Gold®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold® Toning.
Zumba Gold® Toning
Licensed to teach Zumba® Kids.
Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr.
Licensed to teach Zumba® Step.
Zumba® Step
Plate by Zumba® Coach.
Plate by Zumba®

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
Attended 2010 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2011 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2020 ZIN™ Virtual Convention
ZIN™ Virtual Convention
Attended 10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions 2020
10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
Completed a Zumba® Virtual Pro Training.
Zumba® Virtual Pro
Completed a Take The Lead Training.
Take The Lead
Completed Zumba® Burst E-Learning.
Zumba® Burst
Completed Zumba® Cue Like a Zumba Pro E-Learning.
Zumba® Cue Like a Pro
Social Media Foundations: FB & IG
Zumba® Social Media Foundations

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 12 years.
12 Year ZIN™
Zumba® Wear Insider 3 Star
Zumba Wear Insider 3 Star
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach Zumba® Toning.
Zumba® Toning
Licensed to teach Aqua Zumba®.
Aqua Zumba®
Licensed to teach Zumba Sentao®.
Zumba Sentao®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold®.
Zumba Gold®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold® Toning.
Zumba Gold® Toning
Licensed to teach Zumba® Kids.
Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr.
Licensed to teach Zumba® Step.
Zumba® Step
Plate by Zumba® Coach.
Plate by Zumba®
View more

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
Attended 2010 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2011 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2020 ZIN™ Virtual Convention
ZIN™ Virtual Convention
Attended 10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions 2020
10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
Completed a Zumba® Virtual Pro Training.
Zumba® Virtual Pro
Completed a Take The Lead Training.
Take The Lead
Completed Zumba® Burst E-Learning.
Zumba® Burst
Completed Zumba® Cue Like a Zumba Pro E-Learning.
Zumba® Cue Like a Pro
Social Media Foundations: FB & IG
Zumba® Social Media Foundations
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 12 years.
12 Year ZIN™
Zumba® Wear Insider 3 Star
Zumba Wear Insider 3 Star
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Meli

“Dance your Soul!”

NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM CLASSES! PST TIME ZONE (LOS ANGELES)
Go to melikirkwood.com to see the full Schedule and JOIN ME!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'M A CHOREOGRAPHER, COACH, GX INSTRUCTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER + PRESENTER

Since little, Meli knew that she was destined to be a fitness instructor. Her Jam was to listen to techno music, wearing her Reeboks and replicating Aerobics moves! The reality was that living in South America (Venezuela) you had you choose a “real” career. She decided to pursue Recording Arts, Digital Media and Graphic Design/ Marketing and come to the United States to attend College. In college, she learned how to be an Entrepreneur and apply all the concepts for her to succeed as a businesswoman in the world of Fitness. 

While in school and going through major depression and homesickness, she found herself going to the gym surrounded by people that brought happiness to others and the “Dream Job”. In 2006, she became a Zumba® Instructor and since then, she fell-in-love with what she was destined to do: Move and Empower People! 

Meli has multiple national fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, AFAA and independent certifications such as TRX, PiYo, Pound, FlowYoga, MadDog Spinning, Zumba (all specialties), Strong Nation and more! 

In 2011 she was hand selected by Zumba® Fitness LLC to be part of their Choreographer Team (280 in total around the world) and since 2014, she has been a Presenter for Zumba® and Fitness Conferences.

Her goal is to Spark peoples’ hearts and souls with movement!



Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach Zumba® Toning.
Zumba® Toning
Licensed to teach Aqua Zumba®.
Aqua Zumba®
Licensed to teach Zumba Sentao®.
Zumba Sentao®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold®.
Zumba Gold®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold® Toning.
Zumba Gold® Toning
Licensed to teach Zumba® Kids.
Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr.
Licensed to teach Zumba® Step.
Zumba® Step
Plate by Zumba® Coach.
Plate by Zumba®

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
Attended 2010 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2011 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2020 ZIN™ Virtual Convention
ZIN™ Virtual Convention
Attended 10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions 2020
10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
Completed a Zumba® Virtual Pro Training.
Zumba® Virtual Pro
Completed a Take The Lead Training.
Take The Lead
Completed Zumba® Burst E-Learning.
Zumba® Burst
Completed Zumba® Cue Like a Zumba Pro E-Learning.
Zumba® Cue Like a Pro
Social Media Foundations: FB & IG
Zumba® Social Media Foundations

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 12 years.
12 Year ZIN™
Zumba® Wear Insider 3 Star
Zumba Wear Insider 3 Star
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach Zumba® Toning.
Zumba® Toning
Licensed to teach Aqua Zumba®.
Aqua Zumba®
Licensed to teach Zumba Sentao®.
Zumba Sentao®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold®.
Zumba Gold®
Licensed to teach Zumba Gold® Toning.
Zumba Gold® Toning
Licensed to teach Zumba® Kids.
Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr.
Licensed to teach Zumba® Step.
Zumba® Step
Plate by Zumba® Coach.
Plate by Zumba®
View more

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
Attended 2010 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2011 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Conference - LA.
ZIN™ Conference
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2020 ZIN™ Virtual Convention
ZIN™ Virtual Convention
Attended 10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions 2020
10-Year ZIN™ Jamversary Virtual Sessions
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
Completed a Zumba® Virtual Pro Training.
Zumba® Virtual Pro
Completed a Take The Lead Training.
Take The Lead
Completed Zumba® Burst E-Learning.
Zumba® Burst
Completed Zumba® Cue Like a Zumba Pro E-Learning.
Zumba® Cue Like a Pro
Social Media Foundations: FB & IG
Zumba® Social Media Foundations
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 12 years.
12 Year ZIN™
Zumba® Wear Insider 3 Star
Zumba Wear Insider 3 Star
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate
ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Apr 2009

Location

Portland, OR

Current Status

Available to Teach Additional Classes, Available to Teach Special Events

Shop Discount Code ? Use this code to receive 10% off your shop purchase.

zmeli

Health + Fitness Certifications

(pursuing) NASM Corrective Exercise, NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition, Womens Health, EXOS, AFAA

I Also Teach…

TRX Group + Suspension, Strong by Zumba, OTF

Why come to my class?

High energy, all genres, good vibes, do you want more?

When I'm not teaching, I'm...

Teaching in my head

Favorite Dance Move

Bhangra Hops

Current Guilty Pleasure

Matcha

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Apr 2009

Shop Discount Code ? Use this code to receive 10% off your shop purchase.

zmeli

Location

Portland, OR

Current Status

Available to Teach Additional Classes, Available to Teach Special Events

Health + Fitness Certifications

(pursuing) NASM Corrective Exercise, NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition, Womens Health, EXOS, AFAA

I Also Teach…

TRX Group + Suspension, Strong by Zumba, OTF

Why come to my class?

High energy, all genres, good vibes, do you want more?

When I'm not teaching, I'm...

Teaching in my head

Favorite Dance Move

Bhangra Hops

Current Guilty Pleasure

Matcha

See more details

Upcoming Virtual Classes

No virtual classes currently scheduled. 

Upcoming In-Person Classes

No classes posted.  Search all classes