Where the dance party begins and the fun never ends!

Cecilia Bravo

Welcome to my World of Zumba Fitness...

Since Mar 2008
Cecilia Bravo

Location

Westchester
IL US

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Me and my Zumba homies at 2012 ALS Zumbathon where we raised $2,525 for the Greater Chicago ALS Association

Upcoming Events

Halloween Master Class

Fri, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

The Yoga Boutique

655 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL

$25 includes class and post-workout appetizers and beverages

Start thinking of your costume idea!!

 BOO-mba! A master Halloween Zumba Class 
Friday, 11/1, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
$25 for 60 minutes of non-stop Zumba fun in costume!
Celebrate Halloween with me as we sweat it out to
Thriller (salsaton-style),Time Warp, and other tantalizing tunes.
Price includes light appetizers and beverages
655 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL

 

Drop in ANYTIME to take a

Zumba Fitness class with me!

 

Zumba Fitness
Downtown La Grange, IL

Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.

$10 walk-in or $40 for 4 week session

 

About Me

My love of dance began at the tender age of five... kind of! My mother enrolled me in a ballet class, however, as a very shy girl, I was so terrified by the new faces and seemingly enormous dance studio that she decided to wait another year until my younger sister was old enough to join me in class.  And so I returned the following year, obediently taking class but not necessarily enjoying it because I was such a wallflower!  This continued until I traded in my pointe shoes for pom pons in junior high.  Slowly but surely, I came out of my shell and before I knew it, I was dancing at athletic events, parades and competitions.  And I absolutely LOVED IT! 


Fast forward to post-college life when I focused my interests in hip hop dance, taking classes Lou Conte Dance Studio in downtown Chicago, teaching classes at Dancin' Around Dance Studio in Lansing, IL and performing with award winning hop dance company, Hip Hop ConnXion. I entered the fitness world in 2004 as a member of Bally Total Fitness Performance Team.  For five years, I perfomed and choreographed group fitness routines with my fellow teammates at health expos and major events throughout the Chicagoland area.  Guess which format attracted the most attention?  You guessed it, Zumba Fitness!  


Before I knew it, I attained my AFAA group fitness certification in 2007 and attained Zumba Fitness licensing in 2008.  Because I can't get enough Zumba in my life, I also became licensed in Aqua Zumba (2010) and Zumba Sentao (2012.) Additionally, I teach Cardio Capoeira, a simplified version of the Afro-Brazilian martial art. And by mid-October, I'll have another certification to add to my belt - R.I.P.P.E.D.!  To fine tune my technical dance expertise I take Latin dance classes on a regular basis and am a proud member of the Latin dance company, Ladies of Soul, led by Kimberly Rivera, the "Queen of Soul."


So now you know how my background in ballet, hip hop and fitness performance has propelled me into the fabulous world of Zumba Fitness! Join me as we swivel, shake and shimmy to the spicy world beats! I LOVE new students and also offer private, customized Zumba parties for adults AND children. Contact me to try something different for your next birthday party!

 

Join MY party and check out one of my classes today!

Qualifications

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • 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.

What I do...

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • 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.