Monday, May 25, 2015

ZINspiration Monday with Karlett!

Today's great inspiration comes from Karlett from Smyrna, Delaware. Here's her story.

After having 3 kids I gained roughly 100 pounds. My weight has fluctuated over the years, but the heaviest weight I've ever been is 289. I have a history of high blood pressure and knee problems because of my weight. I had tried workout videos, Jazzercise, and going to the gym. None of those methods seem to work for me.
I bought the Zumba DVDs in 2011 and then started going to live classes. I was hooked from day one! I knew from the start I wanted to be an instructor, and I got my B1 license in December of 2012.

Because of Zumba I have lost over 60 pounds. My blood pressure and knee issues are gone and I feel awesome! I teach 60 minute classes 4 times a week and I teach a 30 minute class at work during lunch hour. My 3 favorite songs to teach are: Bajo La Tormenta (Salsa) from Mega Mix 42, Marshallah (Hindi Pop) from ZIN 48, and Jumping (Soca) from Mega Mix 44.
The best advice I can give others who want to use Zumba to achieve their goal is to stick with it and HAVE FUN! You must also change your eating habits and make Zumba a part of your healthy lifestyle. Also, please encourage others who want to use Zumba - the more social you make it, the more likely you are to stick with it.
One day I would love to own my own studio space in Smyrna, my hometown, and hold classes during the morning, afternoon, and evening hours.  That is my dream!

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