Name: Katie Jackson
Hometown: Erie, PA
Role at Gold’s Gym: Zumba® Fitness Instructor
Fitness Background and/or Certifications: I have been a dancer my entire life in ballet, tap, and jazz. Later on, my focus was in hip hop. In 2011, I became a Zumba® Fitness instructor so I could still pursue my passion and make money doing it. I now am licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, and Zumba® Sentao
What do you love most about your job? I absolutely love the ENERGY in my classes! When you walk into my class, the music and the aura within the room take over people. They just can’t help themselves but to move, even those that don’t consider themselves dancers! That’s the whole point of my class…to move, sweat, have fun, and get an amazing workout without even knowing you are doing it!
Random “fun fact” that most people don’t know about you: I don’t have one Latin bone in my body, but for 2014 and 2015 I was chosen by Zumba® Fitness to be one of their Salsa Zumba® Jammers, a Salsa choreographer representing the South Florida area. I travelled teaching instructors new Salsa choreography to take to their classes. This, I tell everyone, because you don’t have to be Latin to be successful in a Zumba class!