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Larry Gravett

Sensei Larry Gravett is a 4th-degree black belt, who has been teaching the martial art of Kokikai AIKIDO for the past 15 years.  AIKIDO is a unique self-defense martial art that does not require physical strength but teaches the practitioner how to use an attacker’s momentum to their advantage. 


  

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Geraldine (Dene) Reed loves teaching Zumba® Fitness classes!  Fitness and dance have always been a part of her life and she has also enjoyed teaching group exercise Aerobics and Step classes.   Dene is a Ballroom Dancer and fell in love with Zumba® when she attended her first class five years ago.  Zumba® blended the rhythms she studied in Ballroom--merengue, mambo/salsa, cha cha, rumba, samba, tango, and swing—into a fun party—truly exercise in disguise!!  And unlike Ballroom--no partner is necessary!!  Neither is any dance experience.   The moves are easy to follow and the music makes you happy to be part of the class.  Smiles and a sense of humor are contagious!  She is CPR/AED and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Instructor certified.  Dene is looking forward to sharing the joy of Zumba® with you!

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Concetta Snyder

Hi!!! My name is Concetta and I am thrilled to be among the fitness instructors at the Patrizio Center for the Arts!! I will be teaching Zumba® and Zumba®Gold classes. I took my first zumba fitness class over three years ago and was "hooked" from the start!! Exercise was never so much fun! I obtained my license to teach in September 2011---never dreaming I would actually teach!! It was more of a personal goal. However--as my passion for the program grew and I saw what it did for ME physically and emotionally---I wanted to be able to inspire and help others in the same way my mentor inspired me. I have been teaching for a little over a year and it has been SO rewarding to see the impact it makes on my students!!! I also continue to TAKE zumba fitness classes  and I have had the opportunity to participate as an instructor in many local zumba fundraisers. Zumba makes you move, sweat and smile so much that you forget you're exercising. It is for all shapes and sizes and there is NO dance experience required! You will find that your confidence builds as you learn the steps to invigorating music which incorporates various international rhythms and easy-to-follow choreography.  I have always been interested in health and fitness. I have my RN license, hold a current CPR/AED certification, and I am AFAA certified as well.