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Brittany Rappise

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Brittany is a Jersey native who has been dancing since she could walk. With an extensive background in dance and theatre, she is able to bring a unique level of energy and fun to her classes. While earning her B.A. in Theatre at the University of West Florida, she had the fantastic opportunity to teach and choreograph both at the college level and professionally with Ballet Pensacola. Brittany was selected to be a primary instructor for New York’s ‘BeFitNYC’ campaign, and has been featured on New York news stations including NY1 & Telemundo.

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Chris SantaMaria

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Zumba® Fitness came into Chris’s life at a time he needed it most, and he is fortunate enough to be able to teach it every week. With a passion for people and movement, his high energy and unique style will leave you sweating and smiling.

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Josh Vela

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As both personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist, Josh is a fitness professional certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he holds certifications and licenses in many different group exercise formats including Les Mills Bodypump, Les Mills Bodycombat, ViPR, NESTA bootcamp, Zumba Fitness, Aqua Zumba, ZumbAtomic and Zumba Toning. Josh’s passion for health and fitness is due largely to the battles he faced with obesity in his younger years. These battles led to a great journey into fitness, and an amazing lifestyle change. With five years in the fitness industry, Josh believes strongly that it is never too late to embark on your own personal fitness journey.

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Christopher Vo

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Christopher is currently working on season 2 of NBC’s hit TV show, “SMASH”. He is thrilled to be back after touring with Twyla Tharp’s “Come Fly Away” and with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He received his BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and has since received numerous awards and recognitions, including being recognized as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the NFAA and receiving a Princess Grace Award. He was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch in 2009″ and was recently mentioned in the “Stand Outs” section of Pointe Magazine.

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Marcella Walker

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Born in Queens, Marcella Walker has been performing in both dance and stage theatre for 10+ years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Movement Science from the City University of New York, fitness certifications with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Zumba B1 &B2, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine in both group exercise and personal training. In 2009, she joined Wingspan, a non-profit group to put “The Arts” in New York City Public Schools, and has been teaching kids ages 5-18 how to dance since. Marcella loves working with children and is also certified in Zumbatomic.

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Amanda Young

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Amanda combines her love for fitness and passion for helping others, to better their lives. As both a group fitness instructor and social worker for over 15 years, she holds several fitness and training certifications in addition to Dual Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education. In both of her careers, Amanda believes that inspiring self-determination in each individual is the key to creating a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

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Colleen Zieser

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Shortly after taking her first step, Colleen began to dance. Two short years after receiving her Zumba instructor license, she has become one of the most respected instructors in the New York City area, teaching at such esteemed establishments as SOB’s and Saturday Night Live and appearing on The Dr. Oz Show.

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Welcome to Z Club NY

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Welcome to Z Club NY, a new offering of Zumba® classes in NYC that makes healthy fun.

What better time than the new year to start focusing on your fitness and wellness goals. It is said that health is wealth, so we’ve made it our mission at Z Club NY to inspire a generation of busy people to invest in a healthier lifestyle while having fun.
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