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Thess Bernard PhD

Thess Bernard PhD

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Location

Magnolia, TX

Affiliate Code

348835

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Affiliate Code

348835

Location

Magnolia, TX

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

See more details

*Dance Background* According to my parents, I danced before I could walk so I've been dancing my entire life. My formal dance training, in West African, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop dance, began in college. I have been a performing member of numerous groups and two dance companies: the Wesley Williams Dance Ensemble (1993-1997) and the Wesley Williams Urban Dance Theatre (2003-2008). *Professional Background* I hold a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University. I have been a faculty/staff/administrator at several universities including NC A&T State University, Rutgers University, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the University of Kentucky, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The University of the Virgin Islands and The University of Houston. I have conducted research and taught classes in sociology, research methods, family studies, human development, multicultural issues, cultural competency and professional development. I have published numerous articles, presented at multiple conferences, and co-authored a textbook chapter. *Zumba® Background (ZIN™ & Zumba Jammer™)* I have always loved dance fitness. While in graduate school, I taught step classes at the university in between classes; however, it wasn't until 2010, that I began attending Zumba® classes. I saw an immediate connection between the movements/rhythms and African Dance and I was hooked... not to mention I had a blast and smiled throughout the entire class. One of the instructors suggested that I get licensed to teach, so in 2011, I did just that. It is a welcome change of pace to my professional career and I am grateful that it was introduced into my life. I LOVE teaching classes, LOVE the students, LOVE the music/choreograph and I, especially, LOVE the way it still puts a smile on my face. *In July 2016, I was selected as a Zumba Jammer™ and I am thrilled to represent the Zumba® Family by leading Choreo ZIN Jam™ Sessions for our fabulous ZIN™ members! I have held ZIN Jam™ sessions in various cities and across multiple states including Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Alaska! *Just For You* If you have never experienced a Zumba® class, here's what you can expect: Fun, Fitness, and Fellowship. Zumba® is for everyone and every BODY. It can be tailored for all levels- so in essence, it's made just for you! *Certifications* I am currently certified in CPR/ AED and AFAA Primary Group Fitness. I am licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Step and STRONG™ by Zumba. I am also licensed in Zumba® Basic 2 and Zumba® Pro Skills.

Photos + Videos

Upcoming Classes

TUE
AUGUST 14
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 16
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUGUST 21
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 23
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUGUST 28
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 30
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 4
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 6
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 11
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 13
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 18
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 20
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 25
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 27
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 14
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 16
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 21
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 23
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 28
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 30
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 4
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 6
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 11
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 13
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 18
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 20
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 25
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 27
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 2
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® Step.
Zumba® Step

Education

Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2017 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 6 years.
6 Year ZIN™
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 2
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® Step.
Zumba® Step
View more

Education

Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2017 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 6 years.
6 Year ZIN™
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Thess Bernard PhD

*Dance Background* According to my parents, I danced before I could walk so I've been dancing my entire life. My formal dance training, in West African, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop dance, began in college. I have been a performing member of numerous groups and two dance companies: the Wesley Williams Dance Ensemble (1993-1997) and the Wesley Williams Urban Dance Theatre (2003-2008). *Professional Background* I hold a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University. I have been a faculty/staff/administrator at several universities including NC A&T State University, Rutgers University, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the University of Kentucky, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The University of the Virgin Islands and The University of Houston. I have conducted research and taught classes in sociology, research methods, family studies, human development, multicultural issues, cultural competency and professional development. I have published numerous articles, presented at multiple conferences, and co-authored a textbook chapter. *Zumba® Background (ZIN™ & Zumba Jammer™)* I have always loved dance fitness. While in graduate school, I taught step classes at the university in between classes; however, it wasn't until 2010, that I began attending Zumba® classes. I saw an immediate connection between the movements/rhythms and African Dance and I was hooked... not to mention I had a blast and smiled throughout the entire class. One of the instructors suggested that I get licensed to teach, so in 2011, I did just that. It is a welcome change of pace to my professional career and I am grateful that it was introduced into my life. I LOVE teaching classes, LOVE the students, LOVE the music/choreograph and I, especially, LOVE the way it still puts a smile on my face. *In July 2016, I was selected as a Zumba Jammer™ and I am thrilled to represent the Zumba® Family by leading Choreo ZIN Jam™ Sessions for our fabulous ZIN™ members! I have held ZIN Jam™ sessions in various cities and across multiple states including Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Alaska! *Just For You* If you have never experienced a Zumba® class, here's what you can expect: Fun, Fitness, and Fellowship. Zumba® is for everyone and every BODY. It can be tailored for all levels- so in essence, it's made just for you! *Certifications* I am currently certified in CPR/ AED and AFAA Primary Group Fitness. I am licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Step and STRONG™ by Zumba. I am also licensed in Zumba® Basic 2 and Zumba® Pro Skills.


Photos + Videos



Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 2
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® Step.
Zumba® Step

Education

Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2017 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 6 years.
6 Year ZIN™
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate

Licenses

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 1
Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Basic 2
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® Step.
Zumba® Step
View more

Education

Attended 2012 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2013 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended 2014 ZIN™ Convention - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2015 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2016 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2017 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 6 years.
6 Year ZIN™
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate
ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Location

Magnolia, TX

Affiliate Code

348835

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Affiliate Code

348835

Location

Magnolia, TX

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

See more details

Upcoming Classes

TUE
AUGUST 14
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 16
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUGUST 21
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 23
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUGUST 28
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUGUST 30
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 4
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 6
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 11
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 13
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 18
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 20
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEPTEMBER 25
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEPTEMBER 27
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 14
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 16
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 21
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 23
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
AUG 28
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
AUG 30
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 4
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 6
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 11
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 13
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 18
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 20
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
TUE
SEP 25
5:45 PM
Zumba
YMCA
6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA
THU
SEP 27
5:45 PM
Zumba
The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing
8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382, USA
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