• B.A. Business Administration

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified High Fitness Instructor

  • Certified Boot Camp Instructor 

  • Certified Cardio Kickboxing Instructor 

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • AHA CPR/First Aid/AED



  • Published Cover Model

  • Professional Go Go Dancer


  • NFPT - Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Vixen Workout Instructor – Certified:  Phase 1 & Phase 2

  • Certified High Fitness Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • Certified Core Training Instructor

  • Certified Boot Camp Instructor

  • Certified Reiki I, II, Master

  • AHA CPR/First Aid/AED 

  • Bachelors Clinical Neuroscience w/Pre-Med coursework


About Yas:

Published professional model Yas has been dancing, performing, and modeling for over 10 years.   Her background as a model and as a professional go-go dancer who has performed at over 100 nightclubs and industry events in some of the most popular entertainment venues nationwide has given her the opportunity to experience nightlife in a truly special way.  As a model she has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, has worked as a radio host for AMT talk radio, has appeared as a guest on the Sam Ruben show, and has been a model and danced for Hot Import Nights, and more. She has been dancing for over 11 years, and has taken classes in jazz, tap, & modern dance as well as trained as a competition-level cheerleader.   Additionally, after working almost a decade as a Director in the non-profit industry with experience in counseling, management, & program oversight to help those in need in Los Angeles, she was moved by the way she could make a positive impact in the lives of others.  The ClubZEI Fitness concept fuses these worlds. ClubZEI is a nightlife inspired, fitness driven group fitness concept married with a wellness component that integrates the mind-body connection for overall wellbeing.  Classes are focused on helping people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels to achieve their goals in a caring, supportive, and energized environment.  



  • Certified High Fitness Instructor 

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • AHA Certified CPR/First Aid/AED


About Leslie:

Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor Leslie is our newest superstar!   Combining a non-traditional playlist of pop, rap & R&B for a modern approach to Zumba, and incredible energy, Leslie will be sure to make you sweat.  With powerful core-building moves, awesome music playlists, and highly effective cardio, this Zumba is one you don’t want to miss.  Additionally, as a certified High Fitness Instructor, Leslie teaches basic interval training concepts and fuses them with the latest in chart topping music hits to create a powerful calorie-burning experience that is as fun as it is addictive.


As a fitness enthusiast, Leslie first became interested in fitness while seeking interesting and engaging home workouts.  Several workouts later she sought out group fitness and Zumba classes and soon found herself having fun while shedding extra weight.  Now several pounds lighter, Leslie is eager to pay it forward, and share her passion for fitness and exercise with others while encouraging and inspiring their success.   Her classes are high energy and filled with enthusiastic and genuine encouragement. 


About Jonathan:

Powerhouse instructors Jonathan and Sergio come together with SHOWBOYS fitness (formerly FitKINGS) to provide an incredibly dynamic dance fitness format. Jonathan has been featured on Despierta America’s Dance & Fitness segments on Univision and has also appeared as co-star on G.T.A.’s Get it All music video.  His hobbies include working out and choreographing dance.   Jonathan’s background as a dancer trained in formats including:  jazz, hip-hop, modern, salsa, and ballet; mixed with Sergio’s incredibly motivating, and cardio driven dance fitness moves will make you forget you are in a fitness class while encouraging awesome results. 


About Sergio:

Powerhouse instructors Sergio and Jonathan come together as SHOWBOYS fitness (formerly FitKINGS) to provide an incredibly dynamic dance fitness format.  Sergio’s experience includes having appeared in the music video, Get it All by G.T.A.  Sergio’s commitment towards teaching has been demonstrated through his development of engaging programming and dance fitness for all ages;  from children and teens through to adults of all ages. As a fitness influencer, Sergio also teaches a highly effective and targeted body sculpt class that focuses on legs and booty in BootyPUMP (see current schedule for availability).  Sergio’s incredibly motivating, and cardio driven dance fitness moves mixed with Jonathan’s background as a dancer trained in formats including:  jazz, hip-hop, modern, salsa, and ballet will make you forget you are in a fitness class while encouraging awesome results.



  • Professor of Kinesiology at A.P.U.

  • AFAA - Certified Aerobic Instructor

  • AFAA - Certified Personal Trainer

  • Over 20 years of Fitness Industry professional experience

  • B.S. Physiology of Exercise 

  • B.A. Dance

About Brenda:

Brenda is an accomplished fitness professional, who has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.  Her educational background encompasses both degrees in the Physiology of Exercise as well as in Dance.  In addition to her experience as a cardio kickboxing instructor, she also has taught dance, including jazz.  Brenda’s extensive professional experience in the fitness industry also includes having successfully managed 3 Bally’s Fitness locations:  Rosemead, West Covina & Montebello.  



  • Muay Thai Head Instructor

  • Muay Thai Amateur Fighter

  • B.S. Criminal Justice

About Ondre:

Ondre’s experience as a Muay Thai Amateur Fighter as well as his extensive experience a Muay Thai Head Instructor has lent him expertise in training a diverse clientele.  His training experience includes developing specialized programs including:  Women’s Bootcamp, Muay Thai Fitness classes, Body Conditioning classes, Balanced Body Conditioning Classes (Head & Program Creator), as well as assisting in developing targeted one-on-one personal training programs focused on results for over a dozen personal training clients.



          Rep. for Miss Latina Global as Miss Mexico

Certified Zumba Instructor

NASM – Certified Personal Trainer

NPC - Bikini Competitor

Women's Self-Defense Instructor

Sub. Teacher - Fitness Instructor (Glendale Community College)

Former NTC Nike Ambassador

Certified CPR/First Aid/AED

Licensed – Realtor

B.A. Chicano Studies/Social Policy

About Cynthia:

Cynthia is a certified fitness professional and competitive fitness model with certifications in ZUMBA dance fitness as well as with NASM as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).  After having lost significant weight herself, she now encourages others on their own personal fitness journey to leave behind past insecurities and fears and to let loose for an hour while they workout with her.  Her experience ranges from teaching ZUMBA and dance fitness to helping individuals with competitive yet inspiring weight loss challenges, women's self-defense, and an overall sense of freedom on the dance floor.   



  • AFAA Certified Aerobics Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Toning Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Strong Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Step Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Sentao Instructor

  • Retired Captain of Paraguay Air Force

  • Registered Dental Assistant




    Certified Zumba Instructor

    Certified STRONG by Zumba Instructor

About Brigitte:

With 6 years of experience teaching Zumba, Brigitte brings her energetic style and spirit to each of her Zumba classes. When Brigitte teaches Zumba, she is in her happy place. Zumba makes her heart happy and seeing people smile and enjoying her class warms her heart. Best of all, Brigitte gets to share her Zumba experience alongside her mom Ana (also a ZEI Pro Instructor).  



  • Certified Vixen Instructor

  • Fitness + Wellness Coach

About Irene:

Irene's love for dance began at the age of three, when she was enrolled in a ballet/tap class. Her dance experience includes ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. She has taught hip-hop classes and choreographed routines for quinceaneras and weddings since the age of 15, and her greatest dance influencer is Janet Jackson. Irene has been taking Vixen Workout classes since 2013 and wanted to become a Vixen Instructor so she may continue to share her passion for dance and provide empowerment and motivation for other women, which the Vixen Workout provided for her! Irene is also the Founder/Owner of Iron Goddess, which is a fitness and wellness mentorship program that empowers women through fitness and spiritual growth.



  • MBA

  • Certified Vixen Instructor

  • AHA CPR/First Aid/AED

About Maya:

Maya is originally from Japan. She moved to Los Angeles in the Spring of 2002. Dance has always been part of her life starting with classical ballet for 10+ years, followed by Flamenco for 4 years in college. Upon moving to the U.S. she discovered Hip Hop dance and LOVED IT! After more than 10 years of Hip Hop classes, she fell in love with Vixen Workout. As a Vixen Instructor, Maya wants nothing more than for other women to have a great time and dance, and get a wonderful workout as well!



  • B.A. Information Systems

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

About Ryan:

Ryan, CSCS first developed an interest in the fitness/wellness industry while working at his university's fitness and campus recreation center.  Over the three years he worked as the facility's Customer Service Manager, he fell in love with the positive energy people exude as they work towards and achieve their goals, big and small.  This energy invigorated Ryan and he embraced the lifestyle. 

In a bid to further his own development and understanding, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Ryan hopes to promote a healthy lifestyle and positively affect change in the lives of those interested in the pursuit.



  • Master Trainer for Vixen Workout

  • Professional Dancer

  • Model

  • MTV VMAs

  • American Music Awards

  • Alma Awards

  • Latin Grammys

  • Latin Billboards

  • World Tours with Daddy Yankee & Pitbull

  • Certified CPR/First Aid/AED


About Sonja:

Sonja is a native from Puerto Rico who put down roots in Los Angeles after 10 years of traveling around the world performing with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Kesha, Ne-yo, Chris Brown and more.  She spent most of those years living in Miami where she trained and shared the stage with Janet Jones – creator of Vixen Workout.  Completely inspired by her drive, story, and the impact of her movement amongst women, she decided to become a Vixen Workout instructor.  She truly wants for women to share the exhilarating feeling of being a “performer” in their own fitness concert.  It’s one of the best feelings in the world and she desires for everyone to have the opportunity to experience it.  



          NESTA – Certified Personal Trainer

          Dancer:  Project Dance Times Square NY, Project Dance Washington DC, Maxed

          Out Dance Competition, Project Dance NY, BoogieZone Dance Intensive

          Choreographer:  Project Dance Texas, Ijburg Amsterdam Community Outreach,

          Project Dance Times Square NY, Project Dance Houston Hip Hop Master Class

          Dance Teams:  Team Degree, 2wisted Elegance, Kaba Modern, Alhambra Male

          Dance Team, Havin a Ball (ballroom dancing), Univ3rsal Danc3 Dance

          Company (founder), AM Bass Hitters

Acupressure Massage Therapist

About Brandon:

Brandon, known in the hip hop community for his unique style as a choreographer & dancer, got his start as a member of the "All Male Dance Team" of Alhambra High School.  He then rose through his team to Co-Captian before finishing High School.  After high school, he went full force after his passion of dance.  He branded out from hip hop and learned other styles including jazz, ballet, ballroom, modern, contemporary, as well as teaching gymnastics.  He has choreographed & danced for such projects as:  Times Square Project Dance New York, Project Dance Washington DC, teaching and performing in Houston, Ijburg Amsterdam Community Reach, and with Hollywood's Urban Legends of Illusion as well as many more. Brandon will be subbing with us and offering select pop-up Dance Funk Party events with us in the future!



  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • AHA Certified CPR/First Aid/AED

  • ZEIfit Body Conditioning Instructor

  • B.S. Chemistry


About Shelly:

Shelly believes working out should be a time to de-stress and forget about the problems of your reality, and focus on your health, happiness, and most importantly, you.   With this in mind, she hopes to bring a fun and energetic Zumba class to ClubZEI.  


While not working out, Shelly enjoys watching the Lakers, going to the movies, trying new food, shopping and spending time with her family and dogs.  She also likes dancing and enjoys all types of music.  Shelly enjoys dancing most because it helps her to feel free.  Besides Zumba, she also works out by hiking, running, and doing strength and circuit training.  Shelly incorporates everything that she has learned to give a fun, ecstatic Zumba class that will make you forget that you are working out.  


About Ernie:

Ernie joins the ClubZEI team as our Guest Relations/Studio Associate.  He is an enthusiastic person always looking to assist others.  Ernie has a background in Fashion Design, and studied pattern making, color theory, draping, real life drawing, Adobe illustration and sewing garments.  In his spare time, his other interests include travel, and he has recently traveled to Japan. 



     Vixen Workout Instructor - Rank:  Private Level 1

     Wellness Coach

     B.A. Communication & Media Studies

About Kenia:

ClubZEI Fitness proudly presents:  Vixen Workout with amazing Vixen Instructor, Kenia.  Kenia has been teaching (& dancing!) the Vixen Workout format for several years now, and works hard to truly inspire each and every participant in her classes.  Her high-energy approach to Vixen is not to be missed! This intense, sexy, and fun dance fitness workout will have you feeling your inner fierceness! 



BFA Graphic Design

BA Communication - Advertising

About Jonathan:

With a contagiously positive personality Jonathan fuses the best of past and present music hits with high energy, easy to follow moves that will get you sweating and smiling at the same time. His classes are centered around unleashing the inner dancer within everyone, and providing a space for those seeking an impactful workout or a chance to lose themselves in the music. He loves listening to all types of music, and is constantly bringing new choreography to share with everyone. An artist at heart, and a performer by nature, Jonathan brings all that he knows to help you achieve your goals while having the best of times.



Reiki Practioner

PAHT Practioner

Certified Crystal Healer

Leiah is a certified crystal healer through the Melody course (author of the book “Love is in the Earth”), a Primus Activation Healing Practitioner (developed by Naisha Ahsian author of “The Book of Stones”), a reiki master, has hundreds of hours of hands on work with crystals, and has been and continues to be an active practitioner of crystal healing since 2012. Her sensitive and intuitive nature coupled with her tremendous love and appreciation for crystals fuels her passion to give her clients a deep healing experience. Leiah understands that since crystal healing is so special and unique to every person she makes it a point to not only respect your crystal healing opinions but to hold unconditional loving space for you as you share your experiences during class. Her passion is to help you empower yourself by learning how to heal, grow, and learn from crystals and stones.



     Vixen Workout Instructor - Phase 1 and Phase 2


About Mari:

Born and raised in the MIA, Mari has been dancing since she can remember.
Inspired by the #VixenArmy movement, once she found Vixen and took her first class with Janet Jones she was driven to share the amazing feeling of spreading positivity and empowerment all through dance. She attended the first ever Vixen Certification September 2015 and has since achieved 2 more certifications as well as working as studio staff at the Vixen Workout Studio in Miami. Living in Miami she is able to dance alongside Janet Jones Vixen Founder, and her Master instructors. There is no better feeling than being able to share and give other Vixens the opportunity to LET GO and have an hour to let their inner Beyonce SHINE! Mari can't wait to meet all the LA Vixens and slay that stage together.



  • Certified Zumba Instructor

Monique is an outgoing, talkative, energetic and ambitious person. Her hobbies include spending time with family, going out dancing, listening to music and trying new things.


Monique started Zumba on a mission to find a way to improve her health after suddenly battling with a few health issues. Not only has her Zumba/Dance Fitness journey greatly improved her health and mind, but also those around her. Monique’s love for music, joy of dancing, and passion to help others are the main reasons why she became a Certified Zumba instructor. In addition, Monique has observed too many people close to her struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, obesity and other health related issues. Zumba is only the start of Monique’s health journey and through this, she wants to help change others’ lives as well.


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