Hello! I'm Gloria, an Italian national who moved to London,
England in my twenties. I've been a ZIN™ Member since Feb 2017, I am a
qualified Group Trainer (L2 GTM), a licensed Zumba® Fitness and Zumba Gold® Instructor,
and a certified Aerolatino® Fitness Instructor.
Whilst dance has been a passion of mine for as long as I can
remember, I did not pursue my dream for many years due to lack of support,
self-belief and determination. However, that all changed when I decided to take
my first Zumba® Fitness class in my late thirties. This was the turning point
for me as I knew immediately that this world-wide phenomenon would change my
life forever. I was blown away by the fact that each class was the perfect
combination of dance and fitness and felt like a party. Not only was I having
fun dancing to great music and with great people, I was burning tons of
calories and getting fit without even realising it. This experience completely
changed my perception of exercise. I left each class feeling happy, energised
and empowered by the good vibes. That is what motivated and inspired me to
train to teach. I obtained my Zumba® Fitness instructor licence in Feb 2017 and
started teaching in 2018. I am an active ZIN™ (Zumba® Instructor Network)
member, a ZIN™ Mentor and ZCOM™ (ZIN™ Community Council) volunteer. I am
enhanced DBS checked and BLS (Basic Life Support) trained. My further learning
includes: Zumba® Core, Zumba® Glutes,
Zumba® Cue like a Pro, Zumba® World Rhythms AFRICA, INDIA, Caribbean - Jamaica, Brazil, ZIN™ Academy UK (2020, 2022), ZIN™ Jam Sessions, Zumba® Rhythms 2, Zumba® Virtual Pro,
Zumba® Pro Skills.
In 2021, I was a finalist at the National Community Fitness
Awards and I received the Runner Up award for the Community Impact Project
2021. This award recognises an instructor or business who have devised a
project for community benefit using physical based activities. I used Zumba® related
activities to positively impact the physical and mental wellbeing of my local community
throughout the lockdown period.
I obtained my Active IQ L2 certificate in Group Training in
2021. This qualifies me to support behaviour change and healthy lifestyle, plan
and instruct group training sessions to music, deliver safe and effective group
In 2022, I obtained my Zumba Gold® licence. This is perfect
for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that
recreates the original well-loved Zumba® moves at a lower-intensity. The design
of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on
balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to
leave empowered and feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of
fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
My motto is to help you let loose and achieve your health
goals on another level: Zumba® is fun, effective and made for everyone! It is
pretty much the most awesome workout ever… a fun filled dance-fitness
revolution and I absolutely love teaching Zumba® classes. The reason is simple:
every class feels like a party!
I am currently licensed to teach Zumba® and Zumba Gold®, come
join me ... I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions, don't hesitate to
drop me a message!