Meriah's Dancing Lotus Journey
Zumba Fitness® was the first group fitness class I'd ever
taken. I finally "gave in" and tried it after friends kept
assuring me I'd love it. They were right! I loved getting
to let loose and dance my stress away. Even before I
started losing pounds and inches, I knew I wanted to be
able to share the Zumba program with others.
I began teaching Zumba classes in 2009. I currently
offer Zumba classes as well as Zumba Toning and
Zumbatomic (for kids)! I belong to the Zumba
Instructor Network (ZIN) to help me stay educated on
how to create the best classes possible. After teaching
for a few months I realized that fitness instruction was
something I truly had a passion for and I founded
Dancing Lotus Fitness. I worked hard to complete my
training to become a PiYo instructor, then a yoga
instructor, and finally a hoop fitness instructor. I am a
certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Aerobics
and Fitness Association of America. I chose to complete
this certification to ensure the safest, most effective
classes for my participants.
I am incredibly passionate about helping everyone I
meet lead a happy and healthy life!
Copyright 2010 Dancing Lotus Fitness, LLC. All rights reserved.
Zumba®, Zumba Fitness®, Zumba Toning® and Zumbatomic® are registered
trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC and are used under Licensed Approval.
|Fitness changed my life. I became an instructor because I want to bring
the gift of Wellness to your life.
|I live with my husband and two children in Johnson
Creek where we school at home. I love being a mom!
I am the State Director for an interfaith volunteer
caregiving network. My family and I run a small
organic gardening business. I love to cook,
especially with fresh, local foods! In addition to
doing our classes, I love to be outdoors--gardening,
hiking, biking, and enjoying nature.
Trainings and Certifications
- Zumba® Basics 1
- Zumba® Basics 2
- Zumba Toning®
- Zumba® Convention 2010
- Zumba® Convention 2011
- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Excercise Instruction
- Bender Method Functional Pilates
- YogaFit® Level 1
- Yoga Fit® Level 2
- YogaFit® Prenatal &Postpartum
- Hoopnotica® Level 1
- Hoopnotica® Level 2
- Hoopnotica® Fit
Meriah's classes created a strong group of participants over
the years. The Dancing Lotus Family grew quickly and in June
2012 we realized the dream of opening the Dancing Lotus
Fitness Wellness Studio in Lake Mills. With the opening of the
Studio we have been able to expand our class schedule. We
have added two new Zumba Fitness Instructors to the DLF
Teaching Team. Jamie Hahn and Erica Neis both became
licensed to teach in 2012 and are ZIN members. Their passion
for instructing is evident in the hard work they have put into
their training and also comes across on stage during their
classes. Our goal at Dancing Lotus is to make each class you
take a fun and positive experience. We look forward to
welcoming you into the Dancing Lotus Family!
- Gerard and Gera Jacobs
- Jennifer Baier
- Erica Neis
- Ann Hirt
- Maddy Avena
- Laurel Klein
- Jodie Parys
- Tonya Maier
- Jamie Hahn
- Elizabeth Woolever
- JM Hinkfuss
- Alesia Blanke
- Melissa Enger
- J Skog
- Aija Kins
|We would like to thank everyone who helped to open the doors of Dancing Lotus Fitness Wellness Studio.
- BL Yoga, LLC
- Becky K.
- Melissa Hinnen
- Mel Sweger
- Carrie D.
- Ashley Bare
- Jennifer Jaeckel
- Our Anonymous Donors
- Amanda Myers
- Woolever & Sons LLC
- Heidi Hartz
- Emily Springfield
- Kelly Wiltzius
- Kimberly Davis
- Hoop Mamas
- J Cooper