Since Sep 2008
Melanie Strawn

About Me

After 5+ years of teaching Zumba® to the fine folks of Central Michigan, my path is leading me across the ocean to Shanghai, China! While living in Shanghai, I plan to spread some Zumba® Love to both the Expat & local communities!! 


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I am a mother of 6-year old twins and the wife of a marathon runner.

 

In Summer 2013, Diane & Charles Pol from "The Incredible Dr. Pol Show" (which airs on the National Geographic WILD station) attended my Zumba® class as another form of exercise in preparation for Charles to run a 5K. Our episode first aired on Saturday, February 1st, 2014.

 

Zumba® came into my life in January, 2008 and I have been teaching it for over 5-years!! In 2010, I became a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America so that I could have the knowledge to teach a safe & effective workout.  

Contact

E-mail: chick2china@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bandanachick

Conventions / Trainings

  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • 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 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.
  • 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

Formats licensed to teach

  • 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.
  • Zumba in the CircuitZumba in the Circuit
    Has Zumba in the Circuit class(es)