Jessica Amato

If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing!

Since Apr 2011

Location

Concord/Walnut Creek, CA
USA
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.

About Me

ZUMBA-LOVE!
Welcome to my profile and congratulations on choosing one of the most effective and greatest fitness programs ever! You made a great choice!

WHO AM I?
When I am not Zumba-ing I am a tenured professor of anthropology. I love my students and my job, and believe it or not teaching in a classroom actually HELPS me with cueing, motivation, and energizing participants in Zumba. I am a native East coaster and enjoy hiking, SCUBA diving, swimming, roller blading, and of course DANCING!

MY DANCE BACKGROUND: I have completed 18 years of academic ballet training and performance through pointe in the Cecchetti School. I have had professional dance training in American ballet, hip hop, modern dance, break-dancing, and Latin rhythms. Remember, you do NOT need to "be a dancer" to gain all the wonderful health and wellness benefits from ZUMBA! It's exercise in disguise!

WHAT ELSE DO I DO? I am also a Certified Les Mills BODYPUMP strength training instructor, Spinning instructor, and Power Barre (Barre Method) instructor with current CPR/First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Certification. Strength training is an important component of fitness and a ZUMBA Toning class is a great way to tone your muscles while getting cardio! I am very excited about bringing the physical, emotional, and social benefits of ZUMBA to my little corner of the world and hope that you will come along for the ride!

CONTACT ME: Please feel free to contact me via email or phone. You can also view my professional IDEA Fitness profile at: http://www.ideafit.com/profile/jessica-amato.

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Qualifications

  • Zumba® LA Conference 2013Zumba® LA Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2013 - L.A.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    The Zumba® Core training capsule is an e-learning experience for ZIN™ Members who want to offer more powerful core moves and routines in their Zumba classes.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate

Other Certifications!

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