Meet our Zumba instructor, Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn has been training in dance since she was three years old, studying all styles of dance and performing/competing around the Chicagoland area. She has worked with many professional dancers from shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, and took classes at well known studios such as Broadway Dance Center in NYC. A lot of her time was spent working with dancers and leading workouts and conditioning sessions. Upon moving to Missouri, Kaitlyn became more interested specifically in Zumba due to her passion for Hip Hop and Latin style dancing. She obtained her official Zumba Certification and now creates her own choreography and leads classes at the Body Refinery Gym.
What's your favorite thing about your job?
I love being able to come in and have fun dancing and interacting with new people. Zumba classes are based off the concept of a "latin dance party", so while everyone is getting in a great workout, we all have fun and become more confident dancing and moving as well.
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
My arms are very double jointed, and I can pull them all the way around my head/ do other crazy contortion tricks.
If we looked in your bag, what would we be surprised to find?
A mini bottle of sriracha.
What quality do you consider the most important for people to have to be successful at their job?
Go into your job with confidence, but also willingness to listen and grow.