Mercedes Brehmer-Bieker

Mercedes Brehmer-Bieker

What do you do at Pulse?

Mistress of heat and funk!  (I teach Burn, U-Jam, and PiYo)

What’s your background in dance, fitness, or both?

I started dancing when I was really little and have taken many different styles, but love Hip Hop and Hula most of all:) As far as fitness goes, I began my teaching career in college teaching step (way back…right?!!) and have taught many different formats off and on through the years since.  I’m licensed/certified in 6 currently: Zumba, Zumba Toning, U-Jam, Pound, Hot Hula and Bokwa.

What’s your favorite thing about Pulse?

THE PEOPLE!!  Such an enthusiastic, kind, welcoming, generous, silly, fun and diverse group of people united in the love of movement!

What’s your favorite song, class, or routine?

BANJI in U-Jam, it’s so me!

What’s your “guilty pleasure” (as long as it’s PG-rated)?

My guilty pleasure is sappy 80’s pop songs.  I have a head for lyrics and 95% of the time one of these is stuck in my head-EAR WORM!!

Can you describe your favorite memory of an experience at Pulse?

If you mean MEMORIES, then yes: The 80’s party at Cuda, all the guest spots I did, the boat parties, the Hot Hula demo and every Burn or U-Jam class, they’re all memorable:)

Lastly, how would you describe PulsePDX to someone that you know would enjoy it here?

The real happiest place on earth!!! (Forget Disney…)