Group Ex Instructor: Ria Perez


What group ex classes do you teach? Days / times?

Zumba on Tuesdays at 11 am and Saturdays at 11 am.

How long have you been teaching group ex classes at the Rec?

A year and a half.

What did you or are you studying in school? Do you have any additional certifications?

I’m currently a pre-physical therapy major and piano performance minor.

Outside of teaching group ex classes, what do you like to do to stay fit?

Going for walks and dancing—anytime, anywhere : )

What do you like about teaching group ex classes?

Sharing my passion for dance and Latin rhythms with others.  I especially love those moments when I catch participants completely jamming out!

Do you have any other hobbies?

Playing piano, singing, reading, and listening to music.

Do you have a favorite motivational / fitness quote? 

The straight and narrow is not the only path to success.”

Why should people attend your classes?

I have a ton of positive energy to share with my students.  Plus, Zumba is a workout that will have you sweating buckets but will make you forget you’re working out!


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