Mia has been teaching Zumba since 2006 and working as a fitness professional since 2001.
She was born and raised in Mexico City and has always liked sports and dancing; at the age of 10, she was selected to participate in a National Tournament for Gymnastics in which she was awarded the 3rd place in her category.
During her Middle and High School years, she played basketball and represented her Home Team in Mexico City's Tournament reaching the 1st place in their Senior year.
Mia, her husband Omar and their two beautiful daughters Ana and Arlethe moved to the U.S. in 1999 and since then Mia decided to learn more about Fitness. In August 2001, she got certified and as Personal Trainer, Fitness Cardio Kickboxing and Step Instructor.
In January 2006, she joined the Sarasota Family YMCA working as a Personal Trainer, Kickboxing, Muscle Works, Begginer Fitness, Fit and Low, Kids in Motion, ZUMBA Kids, ZUMBA and ZUMBA Gold instructor for 2 different branches, sharing her passion for fitness and dance.
She has also participated in some Duathlons, Cycling rides including a Century and finshed a Half Marathon in Florida.
Her Dad is a great Dancer and one of her favorite memories from childhood is dancing with him.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
ACE Fitness Certifications Group Exercise Instructor Since 2006 ACE Fitness Kickboxing Instructor Ace Fitness Aqua Fitness Instructor YMCA Fitness Certifications Sports Conditioning Functional Training Core Training Personal Trainer Zumba Certifications Zumba Basic* Zumba Gold*Zumba Basic II*Zumba Toning*Aqua Zumba*Zumba Sentao*Zumba Step* Zumba Kidz* Strong By Zumba (R) Les Mills BODYPUMP & GRIT Series Tae Bo (R) Nation
Mia has worked in 7 different clubs with 24 Hour Fitness in Northern California, Club One Chevron Coorpotate in Concord, Benicia Health and Fitness Club in Benicia, Sanctuary Ministries Church in Concord, City of Concord Activity Programs, Club Sport Pleasanton , UFC GYM Concord.
Mia joined UFC GYM Fitness Instructors Team, June 2010 First UFC GYM ever!!!
She had apeared in Escandalo TV entretaiment show spanish broadcasting and on Local TV Oktober Fest Todos Santos Plaza in Concord promoting Zumba.
Mia participated as a Business of Zumba panelist @ Zumba Convention 2010.
American Red Cross Lifeguard since 2014 First Aid CPR AED