Kristen Leadem

Kristen Leadem

What do you do at Pulse?

When I’m not teaching Zumba Toning you can find me on the floor as a student.

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

I discovered ZUMBA Fitness in 2010 and have been teaching multiple classes weekly since then in various countries and locations. I love learning from others so I’m a lifelong student as well as licensed in Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Gold and am AFAA certified.

What’s your favorite thing about Pulse?

I’ve been a student at Pulse since I moved to Portland in 2014 and I love the variety of classes, incredible instructors and amazing sound system and vibe.

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

My favorites class is Zumba Toning (of which I’m both a student and an instructor) as well as MELT to help with recovery.

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

Pizza, for sure! Now that I’m gluten free I’ve come to love cauliflower crust pizza.

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

I really love being stopped dead in my tracks, mid-dance or crunch and being AWED by the other instructors talent. This has happened often over the years I’ve been coming to Pulse.

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

Party place. Party People. Plus workout. You don’t want to miss it!