Gwen Rubio is a licensed Zumba instructor since May 2011. She started dance classes at age 3 and has a passion for all types of music and dance. As a pre-teen, she was the youngest member in a Fredericksburg, VA dance company performing at local schools, the fair and local events.
Like many of us, her life has had some major setbacks, with divorce, weight gain, and a recent battle with a rare cancer. Zumba not only saved her but helped her take hold of her own destiny. She was able to combat stress, gain self-confidence, make friends, have fun and lose over 120 lbs. While life isn’t perfect, she claims that is sure feels perfect when dancing.
She is licensed in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids & Pound. She will get her Zumba Gold license at the end of July and plans on getting AAFA certification and possibly yoga within the 2 years.
She attends trainings and choreography sessions throughout each year to keep things up to date and fresh. She absolutely loves choreographing her own routines too.
Her main goal is for people to have fun in her class which will motivate them to continue exercising and also for people to have that “me time” so they can enjoy life and hopefully experience the same benefits that Gwen has obtained.
She was recently married in June 2017 and has a 24 year old daughter who just finished her first year of medical school. Gwen is an administrative assistant of 14 years with NC State University. She has a tremendous amount of support from her family however, her husband has suggested that maybe midnight on a week night is not the best time to practice her Zumba routines. J Gwen is constantly thinking about routines and practicing them.
She currently teaches 3 classes a week in Durham, NC and 1 in Oxford, NC. She will be teaching Pound in January 2019 and hopes to continue inspiring people to enjoy working out.
Zumba is not just a class for Gwen, but her life’s passion. She also volunteers often for different events at the Veteran’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, 4-H events and more. She just loves sharing this with anyone who will give it a try!
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