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Erica grew up in Concord and now resides in Belmont, NH. She loves spending time with family & pets, hiking, the beach, reading, and of course Netflix 😉!! When she looks back at her happiest memories they coincide with times when she was physically active on a regular basis. Whether it was going to the gym, running, hiking, Zumba, or dancing at Smith College, having a regular outlet was good for her soul. That said, it’s not always easy, life and injuries happen. She is thankful for folks who helped get her back in the groove over the years! We all need support and encouragement.
A little background if you’re interested…She met her husband, Adam, at martial arts & boxing gym about 20 years ago. She fell in love with
kickboxing and started taking group classes at the gym. Fast forward to 2010, when her favorite Zumba instructor asked her to get certified to help teach classes.
Teaching changed her life. Learning to laugh and shake her booty in front of folks made life easier! LOL.
Over the years, she wanted to learn more modifications for safer more effective workouts. So, she got recertified with Zumba. Then took Zumba B and Zumba Strong. Next, she completed AFFA Group Fitness certification. As you know, she recently earned SHINE Dance Fitness instructorship – thanks to Janine for extra push 😊.
Coming to the Downtown Gym was a blessing. As fortune had it, she ran into Allison at a Zumba Strong certification. She invited her to black light Zumba at The Downtown Gym. She went and LOVED it!! Trish and Allison rocked and she seriously had to have more. She transitioned from teaching elsewhere and joined the Downtown Gym family. She says "You all are amazing".