Cut to the chase: my confessions
It took a few months for the trauma to wear off. I tried again and found a few instructors who I absolutely loved, and I started going to classes three times a week. In May 2013 I got licensed to teach and now I teach in Long Island, NY.
I'm still not your typical instructor - I have yet to buy a pair of Zumbawear pants and I don't yell wepa! in class (ok, once in a while when I'm REALLY feeling it). I'm just an average person trying to do something I love to stay in shape. I'm currently B1 and Aqua certified, and I plan to take a teaching vacation (update: did this in January 2015!). I also run (13.1x2, 26.2x1) and enjoy kickboxing and bikram yoga. In other news, I'm a native of Queens, NY; I have a PhD in something that has nothing to do with fitness; and I'm proud of my blended Puerto Rican/European heritage!
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