Heather grew up dancing and teaching ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, and has been teaching Zumba for five years. She is AFAA Group Fitness Certified, and has certifications in Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Gold, Zumba in the Circuit, and Toning.
She danced professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle Sonics, in addition to international resorts, dance teams in Seattle and Los Angeles. She has also choreographed and taught at multiple dance studios.
Heather is a firm believer in the power of Zumba, as she has seen its effects in her life, helping her bounce back after three pregnancies (with 40-50 pound weight gains) and post-partum depression.
“Ekata is all about mind, body, and spirit – an important trinity I follow in my own life as a way of taking charge of one’s health and life,” says Heather.