Group Exercise Director
Group Exercise DirectorBorn: Huntington, WV Education: Marshall University, BS in Chemistry and Mathematics; West Virginia University, Doctor of Medicine; West Virginia University, Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia Fitness Certifications: ACE Group Exercise, Empower Kick Boxing, BOSU Integrated Balance Training In the Fitness Industry: 35 years Teaches: Step Aerobics, Boot Camp, Tabata, Powerhouse Hobbies: flower gardening, hiking, reading, travel
Carmen Cordova Carricaburu
Zumba & Zumba Toning Instructor
Carmen Cordova Carricaburu is one of our Zumba Fitness and Core Strength Instructor.She is certified by AFFA to teach Yoga/Pilates Core Strengthening and certified in Zumba Toning.Born in Cuba, but raised in the Florida Keys where she has spent most of her life.Carmen worked in Real Estate for 32+ years but retired when she discovered her passion for Zumba. In 2013 she decided to relocate to Murphy and pursue her passion for Zumba at the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center(now MHF), which she says is one of the best experiences of her life.In her spare time, she and her husband spend every day enjoying life and are passionate about living an active lifestyle. She enjoys sharing her passion with others and developing lifelong friendships with all of her students.
Group Exercise Instructor
From Albany, Georgia. Youngest of six children.Wrestled NCAA Division 1 at Gardner-Webb University. Has a Bachelors degree in Public Relations with a Minor degree in Sociology. Has a Masters Degree in International Business. Continued education with the MBA-Plus (teaching certificate) in Economics. Former professional MMA fighter. 26 years of experience in the martial arts. 4th degree black belt and Master instructor in Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jit-Su. Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Silver Sneakers instructor.
A long time resident of Cherokee County, Dana took Zumba and other group fitness classes for years before becoming an instructor herself.Her class play list includes songs that appeal to all styles and tastes. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and quilting.
Senior Balance & Fit
Born: Culver City, CaEducation: University of San Francisco, BS Human Relations and Organizational Business; California State University, Dominquez Hills, MBA Fitness Certifications: Aquatics & Fitness Professional Assoc: Seniors Fitness and Aquatic Arthritis Silver Sneakers; Classic Range of Motion First Aid and CPR In the Fitness Industry: 11 years Teaches: Water Arthritis Senior Balance, Flexibility and Strength Hobbies: Macramé, latch hook, leathercraft, reading.
Born: Fayetteville, N.C.Education: PhD. Integrative Medicine(HOLOS Univer.), MA in Education and Human Resources Management( Pepperdine Univ), BSN (ECU)Years teaching group exercise: 18 yearsInstructor for: Yoga and PilatesFitness/yoga certifications (including CPR)- BLS CPR Certification, Hatha Yoga CertificationHobbies: hiking, woodturning, quilting, scuba diving,flower gardening.