About Us

Meet our Instructors

Inspire, Believe ~ be the change ~

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Lizy Gipson ~ Owner

Zumba® Instructor
BollyX LIT Instructor

Lizy took her first class in August 2011 and fell in LOVE with Zumba®! 3 months later, she became an instructor in November to inspire and motivate others to get moving and bring joy to their lives through dance and fitness. Through Zumba® Lizy has lost over 80 lbs, resolved her Type 2 diabetes and lowered her blood pressure where it no longer had to be treated. Her goal is to show that fitness is a journey and dancing your way there is great for your physical and mental health.

Lizy is licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Gold Toning, Zumba® Kids – Kids Jr and BollyX LIT (Low Impact Training). Owning Dance Fitness with Lizy has allowed students to become instructors, be mentored and teach classes in the community. Community minded, she promotes Peace Love Zumba® and believes that there is an instructor style for every student. Keep exploring classes until you find the ones you love!

By day she is an IT Admin, mom, grandmother, cat mom and has a Twitch stream for the squirrels she feeds.  She has a small jewelry business and bakes 🙂

In Person Instructors

Noriko has been a Zumba® Instructor since 2016 and loves to teach Zumba Toning! ♥
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Noriko Prezeau

Zumba® Instructor
Zumba® Toning Instructor

Lisa has been an instructor since 2018, her favourite rhythms are dancehall, dembow and soca ♥
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Lisa Lenius

Zumba® Instructor

Neetu became an instructor in Jan 2020 and began teaching virtual. She loves teaching in person ♥
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Neetu Dixit

BollyX Instructor

Brenda began teaching Gravity Yoga in 2021 and is is also licensed to teach Zumba® since 2012 ♥
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Brenda Curts

Gravity Yoga Instructor

After frequently hearing about Zumba® from her cousin, Jeri took a class and In 2016 she became a Zumba Instructor. ♥
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Jeri Grant

Zumba® Instructor

Shani became an instructor in early 2020 and began teaching virtually. She is an accomplished belly dancer and loves to teach it as well! ♥
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Shani Brown

Zumba® Instructor

Izmet became a Zumba® Instructor in 2015, a BollyX instructor in 2017, and started teaching FitGypsy Dance and BellyFit in 2020. She competes as a latin dancer ♥
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Izmet Barranco

FitGypsy Dance Instructor
BellyFit® Instructor
Zumba® Instructor
BollyX Instructor

Dave & Angie started classes in 2013 and became instructors in 2014. They teach as volunteers at the Y ♥
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Dave & Angie Lovitt

Zumba® Instructors

Elena has been licensed to teach Zumba® since 2012 and runs Fiesta Latina Fitness in Maple Ridge, BC ♥
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Elena Villacis

Zumba® Instructor
Zumba® Toning Instructor
SalsaTon Instructor

Laura has been a Zumba® instructor since 2014 ♥
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Laura Taylor

Zumba® Instructor

Yosvany was licensed as a Zumba® instructor in 2016 ♥
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Yosvany Collazo

Zumba® Instructor

Laarn became a Zumba® instructor is 2016 ♥
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Laarn Arfieza

Zumba® Instructor

Timea has been a Zumba® instructor since 2013 ♥
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Timea Szabo

Zumba® Instructor

Multi-talented Alison was licensed to teach Zumba® in 2014 and is passionate about making fitness fun ♥
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Alison Warnock

Zumba® Instructor
Zumba® Gold Instructor
Zumba® Kids Instructor
Barre Instructor
Circuit Instructor
Strong Nation™ Instructor

In 2011 Marion was licensed to teach Zumba® and loves to teach Barre ♥
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Marion James

Zumba® Instructor
Barre Instructor

Tara became a licensed Zumba® instructor is 2010 ♥
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Tara Greene

Zumba® Instructor

Heidi has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years, teaching Yoga, Pilates, Bosu training and is a Weight trainer fitness coach ♥
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Heidi Breckwoldt

Yogalates Instructor

If you teach in Victoria, or are teaching Virtually get in touch with us! We are always looking for instructors to join us ♥
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