Val'Z Fit

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Since Jan 2013

About Vale

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to an American-Argentinean family, Valeria  liked dancing, singing, and moving her body to music from an early age. At eight, she was a student and performer at Maria Amuchastegui's Tap Dance Studio. Later, she studied Contemporary Dance for six years with ballerina Vanina Bagli. On her arrival in San Jose, CA, Valeria immediately pursued further dance and music studies and activities. She has performed with Karavansaray Dance Company, and Belly-dancing at Ariel Dance Productions, with Belly-dancer Maria, where she is part of the group "Almaz".
Certified Zumba® Instructor by Beto Perez in: Zumba® level I, Zumba® level II, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold,  Zumba Sentao and Zumba Kids™
She has been told many times her classes are different, because of her energy,  and how much fun and variety of rhythms she brings to class.


She has now relocated to Los Angeles, Where she continues pursuing a Career in entertainment and teching her Beloved Zumba Classes.



My Weight Loss Journey

After I finished High School, I started School of Veterinary medicine, in Argentina Where I was born. I was very VERY unhappy with my weight, I was at about 76 Kilos (176 Lbs) and I even got to the point where going to the stores to get new clothes made me me so uncomfortable that started Sawing my own garments ( not very good by the way!).  I was always In LOVE with Dance and Music, I have been dancing since a very young age, but I was very shy about it, I would turn Dance recitals down just because I was very uncomfortable with my body. I always wanted to do something about this passion but i would not even see it as a possibility for me.

After a trip to the US in 2007, I felt the need for a change, and I started taking dance and music classes, I was taking 4-5 Hs of Jazz, contemporary, Modern classes a day and Loving it. I had lost already about 20-25 Lbs in about a 1 1/2 Years, when I heard there was something called Zumba and that it was a fun, latin inspired fitness program, and I thought to my self "It sound Awesome!!", Being From Argentina the rhythms where very Familiar and I loved them so much that I had to see what this Latin Fitness Craze was all about, on June 9 2009 I went for my Certification with the one and only "Beto Perez" And i fell in LOVE with the program, 2 weeks after that I had my first Zumba Fitness Class And Never stopped Since and you know I never will!! I lost 20 more pounds in the course of about 8 months and kept them off for  5 Years now, I feel much more comfortable with myself, and I can say it change how I see life: I am now a confident, positive and daring woman, and I believe in Myself. Nothing can take that away from me and it is ALL because the Zumba program, and The Zumba Family Support!!!


I can't wait to take you on this Journey with me! Whatever your story is, I know Zumba can help you get where YOU want to be,       either is losing weight, learning how to salsa, releasing stress, geting more social, or just addinga lot of FUN every week... Zumba is the way to go! 

Qualifications:

  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate
  • Los Angeles Conference 2014Los Angeles Conference 2014
    Attended Zumba® Los Angeles Conference 2014
  • Orlando Convention 2014Orlando Convention 2014
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2014
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.

Licences:

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.