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Thess Bernard PhD

Thess Bernard PhD

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Location

Magnolia, TX

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

348835

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

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

348835

Location

Magnolia, TX

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

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*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, The University of Houston and Texas A&M University. 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 (ZJ) 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, New Mexico, Tennessee 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 and Licenses (and Continuing Education)* 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 have also completed trainings in Zumba® Basic 2 and Zumba® Pro Skills.

Upcoming Classes

TUE
MARCH 3
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 5
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 10
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 12
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 17
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 19
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 24
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 26
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 31
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 2
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APRIL 7
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 9
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APRIL 14
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 16
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 3
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 5
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 10
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 12
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 17
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 19
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 24
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 26
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 31
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 2
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APR 7
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 9
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APR 14
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 16
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA

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® Step.
Zumba® Step

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
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
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 8 years.
8 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 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

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
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
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 8 years.
8 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, The University of Houston and Texas A&M University. 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 (ZJ) 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, New Mexico, Tennessee 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 and Licenses (and Continuing Education)* 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 have also completed trainings in Zumba® Basic 2 and Zumba® Pro Skills.



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® Step.
Zumba® Step

Education

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
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
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 8 years.
8 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 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

Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
Zumba® Rhythms 2
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
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2018 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Attended ZIN™ Convention 2019 - Orlando.
ZIN™ Convention
Completed a Zumba® Pro Skills Training.
Zumba® Pro Skills
View more

Milestones

Licensed ZIN™ Member for 8 years.
8 Year ZIN™
This instructor is part of the ZIN™ Affiliate Program.
ZIN™ Affiliate
ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

Location

Magnolia, TX

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

348835

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

ZIN™ Since
SYNC Since

Sep 2011

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

348835

Location

Magnolia, TX

Health + Fitness Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Certified, CPR/AED

See more details

Upcoming Classes

TUE
MARCH 3
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 5
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 10
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 12
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 17
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 19
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 24
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MARCH 26
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MARCH 31
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 2
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APRIL 7
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 9
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APRIL 14
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APRIL 16
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 3
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 5
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 10
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 12
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 17
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 19
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 24
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
MAR 26
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
MAR 31
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 2
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APR 7
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 9
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
TUE
APR 14
7:00 PM
Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
THU
APR 16
7:00 PM
Aqua Zumba
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
12951 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA