ZUMBA with Nectaria

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Since Dec 2011


Bristol, UK
Welcome to my website!

I have been a qualified ZUMBA fitness instructor since 2011 and it's been the happiest time of my life. With a big passion for fitness and a love for Latin dancing, ZUMBA has turned my life into a constant party and inevitably, I've dropped a few dress sizes (see 'GALLERY')! :D All whilst having fun. 

Having given thousands of classes since January 2012, I could write a book about what a community dance class can do for people and the value it adds to their lives. 

What has given me a sense of success is the fact that many of my class participants have hated the gym all their lives, but they won't miss their Zumba class! Week in week out, year in year out! Well, I can only take that as a compliment! If my dance classes keep people moving and active when otherwise they wouldn't work out, I must be doing something right!... 

Having said that, maybe it's time to brag about my Zumba class being voted 'BEST FITNESS CLASS IN BRISTOL AND BATH' for 2016 (see picture top left!). It was an honour and it has motivated me even more, I only want to make my classes better and more fun for my very supportive participants. 

Beyond the expected high calorie burn and dress-size-drop, I've discovered that my participants really look forward to the classes, it's 'the highlight of the week' for many, and to my surprise, it has helped many overcome issues and even trauma. I can't take that personally, it's not me, because I've learned that during class we are all in a state of celebration and togetherness. For that hour, we forget and let go of everything else, the music gives us no choice but to be in the present moment, so in a way, it's a form of meditation! (I hope you're convinced by now!) ;)

In November 2016 I was the first instructor in Bristol to introduce STRONG, the new HIIT program designed by Zumba LLC. It has proven to be a huge success and both my classes are always full. So book quickly if you want to join the STRONG crew and really push your limits! 

Apart from dancing and squatting and sweating a lot, through the years and countless classes a very special community has been formed, one that is worth being part of. 

For every participant, in every class, 50p is donated to a charity that's very close to my heart, TERRA FERTIL. We have raised many thousands for the children, and last Christmas (Dec 2016) we even saved the orphanage from closing down (I told you it's a powerful community!)  ;) 
There's more information on the 'OUR CHARITY' link above. 

We have spread a message of love and wellbeing at festivals and events

July 2016 and 2017

June 2013
ZUMBATHON to fund the building of THE ARK FOUNDATION, a sanctuary in Bulgaria and raised £450. 

March 2013
'RISE AND DANCE', a dance charity event, as part of global campaign One Billion Rising, to end violence against women and girls that raised £272.71 for a local charity that supports women fleeing domestic violence. 

September 2012
I aim to continue raising funds and awareness on burning issues, especially issues related to vulnerable women and children. 

In the meantime, four of my own students have gone on to become Zumba Instructors and run their own classes: Raquel, Flo, Jasmine, Kristel and most recently, Lisa! With my positive attitude and energy my goal is to carry on inspiring and offering uplifting, fun classes. And by the 60th minute, to give everyone A GREAT WORKOUT! 

Get in touch, I love hearing from you. 

     Peace, Love and ZUMBA&STRONG,  

                   Nectaria  xx


  • Zumba instructor for 6 yearsZumba instructor for 6 years
    Licensed ZIN member for 6 years
  • Zumba® Conference 2012Zumba® Conference 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2012 - London
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Academy UK 2015Zumba Academy UK 2015
    Attended Zumba® Academy UK 2015
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.
  • E-Learning India RhythmsE-Learning India Rhythms
    Completed World Rhythms India e-learning course.
  • E-Learning GlutesE-Learning Glutes
    Completed Zumba® Glutes e-learning course.
  • E-Learning BurstE-Learning Burst
    Completed Zumba® Burst e-learning course.
  • 2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London
    2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London

Licensed To Teach

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.