“The only thing I would change is that I wish I had started Zumba® sooner”

Working in Spain teaching Street Dance, Hannah learnt about the Latin culture and their traditional dance styles such as Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Hannah first learned of Zumba® via a Zumba® Fitness DVD and instantly fell in love with the programme; deciding to book her instructor training immediately.

“It was the best day ever and I remember it so well! I felt completely and utterly blown away and inspired from that day, it completely changed my life!”

Teaching Zumba® for the first time, after never taking a class before, was a nerve wrecking experience for Hannah. Conversely, Hannah described her first class as “one big party” noticing that, unlike other classes she taught before, her participants were just simply having fun; letting loose and forgetting about “everyday life” outside of the dance studio. The energy and smiles from her participants embellishes the essence of Zumba®.

A lot of participants have said how much Zumba® Fitness lifts them and makes them feel so happy even when they are having a bad day. It has helped participants cope with depression, anxiety, stress, anger and has boosted self-esteem and self-confidence.”

Becoming a Zumba® Jammer was a dream come true; putting heart and soul into the application, this hard work was rewarded after being selected as a ZJ™ candidate.

“I couldn’t believe it, it was the start of an amazing journey!”

Being involved with the ZJ™ program, Hannah loves the opportunities it creates to network with ZIN™ members and being able to meet instructors all over the world. Hannah also loves to see the success of ZIN’s™ as they put her choreographies into their classes.

Zumba® Fitness has made me a more positive, happy person and has kept me so fit. I have met so many amazing friends who have changed my life, I feel so much healthier than I have ever been.

Hannah’s Zumba® journey, however, hasn’t been all too easy; troubled with a divorce and the passing of her Grandmother, it was Zumba® that helped her through such difficult moments that had left her feeling like she could not go on.

Hannah’s positive outlook on life truly embodies the foundations on which Zumba® was built: working hard; not for herself, but to be a part of a community much bigger, one which is changing lives around the globe daily.

“Zumba® Fitness has changed my life and I am eternally grateful to them!”

Hannah Nazmiye Nisan. Zumba® Jammer. UK.

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