Meet Antonio!

We are excited to introduce buy cheap bactrim Antonio Butler! In addition to joining us onstage at various Zumba classes over the coming weeks, Antonio will be teaching a free LaBlast® demo class on http://princetonforrestalcenter.com/index.php?option=com_content April 8th at 11:00 a.m.  LaBlast® is a dance fitness program based on all of the fun dances you see on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ such as Disco, Cha Cha, Jive, Salsa, Paso Doble, Samba, and many more. It is totally partner free and teaches fundamental dancing skills while providing a fun-filled, high energy, interval based cardio workout. Come check out this fun format and help us welcome Antonio to Portland and the PulsePDX community! Advance reservations are encouraged.

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Antonio was born in Cleveland, OH.  At an early age his love of performing was evident, as he was always dancing.  At the age of 15, Antonio was accepted in to the A Better Chance (ABC) National Scholastic program, and went away to high school in Wallingford, PA.   This was not an easy move for him, especially being the shy, quiet, skinny “nerd” that he was.  Although he excelled in sports, it was performing in high school plays and musicals that brought him happiness, confidence, and ultimately popularity.

Antonio went on to attend The University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Psychology.  While in college, he continued performing, earning leading roles in the university’s productions of “Pippen” and “A Chorus Line”; and as a member and choreographer of the Arts House Dance Company.

It was during Basic Training (Boot Camp) for the U.S. Army Reserves that Antonio discovered his love of fitness and working out.  He is surely the only person in the world to think of the 10-week Basic Training as a “hoot”.  The noticeable change in his body and development of muscles, led Antonio to join a gym, begin lifting weights, and taking group fitness classes.  At the encouragement of his group fitness instructors, he obtained his Primary Group Fitness certification through AFAA.  He quickly gained a reputation and following teaching Step, High/Lo impact, Interval, and Bootcamp classes.

In March 2007, a friend and fellow instructor talked Antonio into attending a workshop for a new Latin dance fitness format, Zumba®.  Attending the licensing workshop was his first exposure to Zumba®, and his love of the format was instant.  His energetic, fun, flirty, and sexy style made him one of the top instructors in OH; and later, the Tampa Bay, FL area. He has traveled around the Midwest and FL teaching Masterclasses.

In October 2017, Antonio attended a LaBlast® Fitness Masterclass taught by Louis Van Amstel, the format creator, in St Petersburg, FL.  After the class, Louis asked Antonio to become a Master Trainer for the format. This opportunity was perfect, given his love of dance and fitness. Antonio is now in the process of becoming the LaBlast® Fitness Master Trainer for the Pacific Northwest.

Outside of the group fitness world, Antonio works as a Training Coordinator for a banking company.  He enjoys listening to music, watching sports (college and pro football, the Olympic Channel, tennis, rugby, and track & field), playing volleyball (indoor and sand), tennis; and one day hopes to learn to play rugby.

 

 

 

 

GROOV3 Master Class Coming October 24th!

At PulsePDX, we get excited about any fitness formats that have YouTube videos with the following disclaimer:

“***WARNING*** This video is intended for those looking to raise their heart rate, change their mood, and just have a good time dancing!”

Since those are three of our favorite things to do, we can’t wait to host our first GROOV3 Master Class on Saturday, October 24th from 4:00-5:30pm with Faith Idemundia!

Faith’s Bio:  Faith is an LA native.  She’s always had a passion for dance/movement — jazz, salsa & merengue, hip hop – and she loves people.  Since its start, Faith has loved the way GROOV3 brings together dance and dance fitness, along with fostering community; so much so that she became a certified instructor.  Faith really loves that GROOV3 is accessible to all dance levels, so no matter what your dance experience, you’ll leave her class feeling like a dance superstar — that’s what it’s all about!  Get ready — true to GROOV3’s motto, Faith will have you “Dance, Sweat, Live” during this choreographed dance party.  She’ll give you a little “sassy” but mostly “sweet”.  You can expect some booty shaking and body rolls, but Faith will always encourage you to make it your own.  Come get FUNK’D and get your GROOV3 on with her!  This connection is what Faith finds so inspiring and electric!

Class description:  Founded by professional dancer and choreographer Benjamin Allen, GROOV3 is a one-hour, high-energy, dance-your-butt off cardio funk class with a LIVE DJ. Targeting non-professionals, GROOV3 has an emphasis on

  • BOOSTING CONFIDENCE
  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • OVERALL SENSE OF WELL-BEING

With simple combinations made for all levels, see why GROOV3 will change the way you view fitness! GROOV3 your way to a healthier lifestyle…DANCE, SWEAT, LIVE!

Early Bird pricing of just $13 is available through October 3rd, so buy tickets soon to save some money!

 

Master Class with Juany Rangel – June 13th at 4:00

Juany Rangel Bio

In 2007, Juany Rangel took her first Zumba class as a way to get in shape after having her second child – and was immediately hooked! Not only did Zumba help her lose 50 lbs.; it completely changed her life and has enriched it in so many wonderful ways.

Juany is certified in Zumba Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and CPR/AED and is currently in process of obtaining her AFFA certification. With over 10 years’ experience as a dancer and choreographer Juany is an expert in a wide variety of dance rhythms like Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa and Hip Hop just to name a few.

Juany’s infectious energy and unique style, makes her one of the most sought after Zumba instructors around. She’s made television appearances on “El Show de Pepe”; has been interviewed on the “El Show de Vanessa Carias” radio show; and featured in “Red Social Hispania” magazine. Juany is also credited with hosting the first-ever Northern California Fitness Concert (NCFC) featuring Watatah Fiah Lion in 2013. Juany is currently working on NCFC 2 and 3 which will feature Pedro Camacho and El Chevo in February 2015 and back by popular demand, Watahah Fiah Lion in November 2015!
Juany has performed with internationally known instructors and artists like Watatah Fiah Lion, Pedro Camacho, El Chevo and William The Wild Shaker; as well as with William Flores (from Sweden), Martin Mitchell (from Italy) and Muh Arruda (from Brazil). Juany’s also shared a Las Vegas stage with Latin Pop singer Michelle Gutty. In addition to being an incredibly talented dancer, Juany is an equally skilled choreographer and has choreographed music videos for groups like Los Nicas de La Lleka.

Additionally Juany has collaborated with Zumba Education Specialists Aileen Padilla, Alfredo Padilla and Abraham Hernandez; assisting them with trainings and has done shows and master classes in Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, Silicon Valley and all throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Juany’s also an outstanding philanthropists and has hosted Zumba events to help raise money for BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape), FUNCAMA Camacho Maceo Foundation and Latina Leadership Network.

Juany became a Zumba instructor because of her passion for culture and dance; but remains as such because of her commitment and deep desire to help people reach their physical goals and truly transform their lives.

Master Class Series – Abraham Hernandez

This fall and winter, PulsePDX is proud to be hosting a series of Master Classes. What exactly does that mean, though? In Zumba-speak, these are any classes that are not part of the regular Zumba schedule. They frequently are a little longer than your average class and have something special about them such as a visiting teacher or a focus on a certain rhythm. Any licensed Zumba teacher can hold a Master Class.

At Pulse, we always want to take things a little bit farther though! We don’t want to just dance for a little longer, we want to be inspired! We want to dance with the people who are at the top of their field—the people that will make us fall in love with Zumba all over again.

With this goal in mind, we are excited to be kicking off our season of Master Classes with Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) and International Fitness Presenter Abraham Hernandez on November 15th at 4:00pm. As a ZES, Abraham travels around a 6-state region, training and licensing new Zumba teachers in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, and Zumba Sentao. He truly is a master at what he does and he never fails to inspire with his high-energy, easy-to-follow routines.

You can learn more about Abraham at his website abrahamhernandez.zumba.com.

It is such an honor for us to host Abraham for the 3rd time and we hope you will join us in an evening of Zumba at its absolute best! Tickets are very limited, so please buy yours early to secure your spot!