Val'Z Fit

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Since Jan 2013

Dulce "Dulcinea" Rivera's Story:

"Mi maravillosa experiencia en zumba, zumba ha cambiado mucho mi vida porq he aprendido una forma de hacer ejercicio muy divertida y sobre todo muy saludable, y eso a mi es lo q me encanta de zumba,  la verdad antes no hacia ningun tipo de ejercicio y me descuide muchisimo hasta que me diagnosticaron quistes de grasa en mis ovarios, afortunadamente ya no los tengo, y estoy muy feliz conmigo misma porq he llegado a perder 42 libras en 7 meses, estoy muy agradecida y quiero darle las gracias a mi instructora #1 vale por su motivacion, apoyo y por esas clases buenisimas q nos da dia a dia!!!!! cuando yo comenze a bailar nunca pense q esto se me convertiria en una adiccion a zumba.. y como ustedes podran ver ya soy una adicta a zumba y claro q si se puede chicas porq querer es poder!!!!!!!"

       Before              December 2011                   Dressed Up!
                             at her Certification         

Now Dulce Have lost more than 70 pounds and is a certified zumba Instructor!!! She moved back to her country (Mexico) And she is terribly missed!! CHeclk her out NAYARiT!  :) 

Maria Alejandra "Ale" Marin's Experience:


You had asked us to tell you how Zumba has impacted our lives. Here is a little about how Zumba helped me.

Well, I am not going to go over my life story because it's way to long. I can say that I had a very tough childhood. Like most children I had a coping mechanism, and that was day dreaming. I would close the door to my room and dance away and imagine I was part of a dancing group. You can say I was a closet dancer. For that particular moment I could forget all sorrow and pain. Unfortunately, I never did take dance classes as a child and as I got older I drifted away from my dreams. I recently went through health problems. That made me look back at the girl I once was. I set out to live life to the fullest. In doing so, I found Zumba. I am now dancing with women in the most joyful way. I can say I am living out my dream. 
The day I took my first class, I got in my car and I cried for several minutes. The main reason was because I could not understand why I had not done it sooner. 
I suggest to anyone who once dreamed of dancing in any way shape or form, to give it a try. It's never too late! It's so much fun!

Thank you Vale for being the best and nicest Zumba instructor I have met.


A Message from Abi:

Hi Vale,

I just want to let you know how much of an impact you've made on me. Thanks to you and my friend, Grace.. I've learned to enjoy exercising again! I haven't been inside a gym since 2004 (when I was pregnant). Since then I've been finding all kinds of excuses why I can't go. But when I started taking your zumba classes, I'm finding every reason to go to as many classes as possible. You have definitely motivated me and helped me try to become more healthy! I appreciate you so much for that! I'm officially addicted to zumba AND the music, which I often listen to during the day. All because of you! Your choreography and upbeat personality truly makes the class enjoyable. Not once did I ever feel out of place. You truly welcome all of your students with open arms. That hour is NOT long enough and I can never wait until the next class! You have set the standard very high for me, so when I attend other classes, I always compare them to you :)
I'm happy that you are seeking new adventures in LA, but you will be missed up here in the bay area. I hope you are able to come back to SJ often to visit. You are a wonderful, motivational, and inspiring teacher! My only regret is, that I wish I started your classes sooner! Your new students in LA are very lucky to have you as their teacher!
All the best, Abigail.


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