WE ALL START SOMEWHERE!!!! 

As instructors, we hope to inspire our students and help them reach their fitness goals in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere. We personally understand what it is like to take risks, try something new, & put yourself out there. Each of us have had our ups & downs, which is why we like to share our stories with all of our students. We look forward to hearing about your journey as well! 

Desireé Alba   https://www.facebook.com/DesireeDanZa/ "I have always loved latin dancing. It's in my soul. My husband and I used to go all the time. Then there were children, and little by little... we stopped. After I had my second child I had gained so much weight, we never went out...I was miserable. Then my best friend introduced me to Dance Fitness & my world (and body) was transformed forever! I have been an instructor for 7 years, I have lost over 25 lbs and am the happiest I've ever been because of how I feel. I am now doing DanZa Style and it is my time to let my inner-goddess out. It has improved my physical body, my relationship with my husband, my health, my life with my kids...everything! I love shaking it to the beat of life!"

Desireé Alba  

https://www.facebook.com/DesireeDanZa/

"I have always loved latin dancing. It's in my soul. My husband and I used to go all the time. Then there were children, and little by little... we stopped. After I had my second child I had gained so much weight, we never went out...I was miserable. Then my best friend introduced me to Dance Fitness & my world (and body) was transformed forever! I have been an instructor for 7 years, I have lost over 25 lbs and am the happiest I've ever been because of how I feel. I am now doing DanZa Style and it is my time to let my inner-goddess out. It has improved my physical body, my relationship with my husband, my health, my life with my kids...everything! I love shaking it to the beat of life!"

 Heather Cooley https://www.facebook.com/HeathersHealthyPlace "I am so excited to be an instructor at Alba Fitness.  I grew up as an active child taking dance/gymnastics lessons and cheerleading all through middle school and high school. But as I became less active and less involved, I gained weight. By the end of college I had gained 60 pounds and lost myself.  After graduating from Penn State, I decided to make a change. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds. When I stepped into a group exercise class, I found my life again. The energy of being together gives you the strength and belief to keep going. It took three years, but I lost the weight by changing my eating habits and living a healthy active lifestyle.   Now, I get to pay it forward by leading group exercise classes to all of you.  My certifications include: AFAA Group Exercise, INSANITY Live, PiYo Live and P90X Live.  I am honored and privileged to be able to live out a passion of teaching and helping others realize their potential! I hope you leave my class dripping in sweat with a smile on your face!"

 Heather Cooley

https://www.facebook.com/HeathersHealthyPlace

"I am so excited to be an instructor at Alba Fitness. 

I grew up as an active child taking dance/gymnastics lessons and cheerleading all through middle school and high school. But as I became less active and less involved, I gained weight. By the end of college I had gained 60 pounds and lost myself. 

After graduating from Penn State, I decided to make a change. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds. When I stepped into a group exercise class, I found my life again. The energy of being together gives you the strength and belief to keep going. It took three years, but I lost the weight by changing my eating habits and living a healthy active lifestyle.  

Now, I get to pay it forward by leading group exercise classes to all of you. 

My certifications include: AFAA Group Exercise, INSANITY Live, PiYo Live and P90X Live. 

I am honored and privileged to be able to live out a passion of teaching and helping others realize their potential! I hope you leave my class dripping in sweat with a smile on your face!"

Nicole Ferguson  I have led an active lifestyle for as long as I can remember. I started dancing at the age of 2 and finished my training at Point Park University. Since then I have taught various types of dance at different schools and studios in the Pittsburgh area. Dance and health and fitness have been my passion for years, but after bilateral hip surgery in 2005 I had a minor setback. After 2 surgeries and a year of physical therapy, I came back stronger than ever and with a reignited fire! Teaching Barre Fitness has aided in my own personal recovery and has given me the opportunity to help others reach their health and fitness goals. My hope is that all of my students leave class feeling strong, healthy and accomplished. It is NEVER too late to start your journey! There is no better time than the present!! Come join us and find a new you!!!    

Nicole Ferguson 

I have led an active lifestyle for as long as I can remember. I started dancing at the age of 2 and finished my training at Point Park University. Since then I have taught various types of dance at different schools and studios in the Pittsburgh area. Dance and health and fitness have been my passion for years, but after bilateral hip surgery in 2005 I had a minor setback. After 2 surgeries and a year of physical therapy, I came back stronger than ever and with a reignited fire!

Teaching Barre Fitness has aided in my own personal recovery and has given me the opportunity to help others reach their health and fitness goals. My hope is that all of my students leave class feeling strong, healthy and accomplished. It is NEVER too late to start your journey! There is no better time than the present!! Come join us and find a new you!!!

 

 

Christina Mediate https://www.facebook.com/zumbawithchristinamarie "Dancing has been a HUGE part of my life from a very young age. Unfortunately, after ten years of dance lessons, competitions, and recitals, the studio I had grown up in, sadly closed in 2009. Almost a year later, I felt like I was in a rut. I wasn't dancing anymore, I felt so out of shape and I wasn't myself. It felt like a part of me was missing. Luckily that all changed when I met Desirée Alba in 2010 during my sophomore year of high school. After just one routine in her Zumba Fitness class, I was hooked! From that point I religiously attended her classes each week. In 2013 I myself became certified in Zumba Fitness B1 & Zumba Kids just in time for our grand opening of Alba Fitness. Fast forward to 2017, I am now a college graduate and adapting my fitness classes to our DanZa style while adding in some extra toning through AB Solutions. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities my fitness journey has brought me and for the fitness family it has led me to. I have changed both physically and mentally for the better and am now the best version of myself, yet!  I sincerely enjoy every moment that I get to spend with our clients as we shake it and laugh together while reaching different health/fitness goals. Building each other up and just "letting go" is what it's all about!!!    

Christina Mediate

https://www.facebook.com/zumbawithchristinamarie

"Dancing has been a HUGE part of my life from a very young age. Unfortunately, after ten years of dance lessons, competitions, and recitals, the studio I had grown up in, sadly closed in 2009. Almost a year later, I felt like I was in a rut. I wasn't dancing anymore, I felt so out of shape and I wasn't myself. It felt like a part of me was missing. Luckily that all changed when I met Desirée Alba in 2010 during my sophomore year of high school. After just one routine in her Zumba Fitness class, I was hooked! From that point I religiously attended her classes each week. In 2013 I myself became certified in Zumba Fitness B1 & Zumba Kids just in time for our grand opening of Alba Fitness. Fast forward to 2017, I am now a college graduate and adapting my fitness classes to our DanZa style while adding in some extra toning through AB Solutions. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities my fitness journey has brought me and for the fitness family it has led me to. I have changed both physically and mentally for the better and am now the best version of myself, yet!  I sincerely enjoy every moment that I get to spend with our clients as we shake it and laugh together while reaching different health/fitness goals. Building each other up and just "letting go" is what it's all about!!!

 

 

Zumba stumbled into my life when I was pregnant with my second child and getting ready to leave my 12 year career as a professional ballroom dance instructor. The studio I was managing at started offering Zumba classes when I was on break, so I would take advantage of that and participate. I started to really enjoy them and made a point to take them at the gym as well. Then the gym offered the Basic 1 training and I immediately signed up. This was in 2014 and since then I have not looked back! I have become a bit obsessed with working and out and teaching Group Fitness classes. I love being able to help others take that extra step towards their health goals. Since 2014 I did a Basic 2 training and got certified in Spinning. I am also getting a body sculpting license and sign up for ZIN Jam sessions when possible so I can keep my Zumba choreography fresh! Zumba has filled my dance void. When I left the ballroom scene I knew I could never just sit still. I needed music, laughter, and movement. My class offers a variety of Latin music as well as a line dance I like to sneak in there! I'm happy to join Alba fitness and am looking forward to the future there! Come try out my class on Thursday nights at 7:30pm! You can find me on Facebook under Group Fitness with Jessica DeOrio.

Zumba stumbled into my life when I was pregnant with my second child and getting ready to leave my 12 year career as a professional ballroom dance instructor. The studio I was managing at started offering Zumba classes when I was on break, so I would take advantage of that and participate. I started to really enjoy them and made a point to take them at the gym as well. Then the gym offered the Basic 1 training and I immediately signed up. This was in 2014 and since then I have not looked back! I have become a bit obsessed with working and out and teaching Group Fitness classes. I love being able to help others take that extra step towards their health goals. Since 2014 I did a Basic 2 training and got certified in Spinning. I am also getting a body sculpting license and sign up for ZIN Jam sessions when possible so I can keep my Zumba choreography fresh!

Zumba has filled my dance void. When I left the ballroom scene I knew I could never just sit still. I needed music, laughter, and movement. My class offers a variety of Latin music as well as a line dance I like to sneak in there! I'm happy to join Alba fitness and am looking forward to the future there! Come try out my class on Thursday nights at 7:30pm!

You can find me on Facebook under Group Fitness with Jessica DeOrio.

Lynda Brimage

Lynda Brimage