Zumba Instructor , Kimberley at the 10th Anniversary Zumba Convention in Orlando, July 2011.

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Kimberley with the creator of Zumba, Beto Perez, July 2011, Orlando

Biography-  Kimberley Marie Harrison

Kimberley first became interested in dance as soon as she was able to walk, taking classical ballet classes and later moving on to Modern Dance throughout school.

She took her Physical Education Association certificate in Exercise and Health studies, run by Loughborough University in England, 1993.

In the same year she took her RSA certificate in Exercise to Music.

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This began a happy career in the UK, teaching Aerobics, step, Body sculpt and Fitbox. Mainly hiring her own venues and promoting her classes like that. The classes grew whilst she continued to attend regular workshops with organisations like Fitness Professionals and Reebok in her bid to continue improving her teaching knowledge and skills. She presented many Step Masterclasses and workshops during this period.

She also ran weight loss seminars and presentations during this time through her own company which proved very popular and great fun.

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She then moved to Barcelona where, unfortunately, she suffered a calf injury which put a stop to teaching exercise on a professional level for a few years, but as she recovered, her interest in Latin dance had it’s chance to develop and she was hooked.

On moving from the centre of Barcelona to Vilafranca del Penedes, she began teaching again, this time the focus being on fitness through Latin dance. This time it was on a part time basis while having a small corporate language teaching company.
Kimberley moved from Barcelona to Alicante in July 2008 and made the decision to return full time to fitness teaching. Once again, building private group classes up in the Costa Blanca area.

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She qualified on the first Spanish certification course with ZUMBA in July 2009, and looks forward to being at the forefront of developing ZUMBA in Spain during the next few years. Her classes have been consistently busy and buzzing since then, stretching further through the Costa Blanca.

In July 2011 Kimberley went to Orlando, USA, to train as Spain’s first Zumba Jammer. Having done that for a couple of years around Europe, holding both Spain and Portugal’s first ever ZIN Jam sessions. She resigned in May 2013.  Great fun was had by all and the true pleasure was meeting so many wonderful instructors everywhere who remain in her heart now.

My first ever ZIN Jam, Maloca, London Nov 5th 2011

My first ever ZIN Jam, Maloca, London Nov 5th 2011

Spain's first ZIN Jam Barcelona OCT 29th 2011

Spain’s first ZIN Jam Barcelona OCT 29th 2011

ZIN Jam , Hayes UK December 11th 2011

ZIN Jam , Hayes UK December 11th 2011

ZIN Jam Almeria, Spain 13.4.12

ZIN Jam Almeria, Spain 13.4.12

ZIN Jam Barcelona 7.7.12

ZIN Jam Barcelona 7.7.12

zin jam Bognor Regis UK Nov 19th 2011

zin jam Bognor Regis UK Nov 19th 2011

ZIN Jam (Co Jam with Natasha Masucci) Guardamar del Segura, Spain

ZIN Jam (Co Jam with Natasha Masucci) Guardamar del Segura, Spain

ZIN Jam Madrid January 19th 2013

ZIN Jam Madrid January 19th 2013

ZIN Jam Nuffield Health St albans UK 20th NOV 2011

ZIN Jam Nuffield Health St albans UK 20th NOV 2011

Zin Jam Sevilla, Spain 2.12.2012

Zin Jam Sevilla, Spain 2.12.2012

ZIN Jam Torrevieja, Spain 28.4.12

ZIN Jam Torrevieja, Spain 28.4.12

ZIN Jam Viseu, Portugal July 22nd 2012

ZIN Jam Viseu, Portugal July 22nd 2012

Zumba Jammer Training, Orlando July 2011

Zumba Jammer Training, Orlando July 2011

 

There have been many charity events raising money and awareness for various organisations like APASA (Javea dog shelter), the Children’s leukemia association, AECC and the Benissa children’s shelter to name a few. She is a Zumba Instructor Network member and member of IDEA and FEDA, which keeps her at the cutting edge of fitness developments.

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