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Alison R. Oakland, CA
4/11/2011 Jenny Aka Yeni is an AMAZING Zumba instructor. I happened to come across her because I was headed to a Zumba class for the first time with some girlfriends down the street from my training studio to see if it would be cardiovascular enough for my clients to do for one of their assigned cardio workouts I give them. Yeni was subbing for the regular Zumba instructor at this particular time and location.
Because of Yeni, not only did we all have a great time, we were pouring sweat! It was much more of a workout than I ever imagined it could be. I was a professional track and field athlete, and I am currently a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. It takes a lot for me to feel like something is a good workout. Yeni did it though! The music is upbeat, the tempo is great, the dance moves aren't so complicated or fast that you feel overwhelmed, and her energy as an instructor is awesome! She mixes latin dances, hip-hop, and African dances together to create a high energy class! I didn't look at my watch once throughout the whole hour! It flew by! I intend to tell my clients who are looking for alternate ways to get their cardio in, besides running, walking, biking, etc, to go to Yeni's class at Flying Yoga. I liked it soo much, I followed her over to Flying Yoga and I bought a 20 class card!
I honestly believe Yeni is the reason I like Zumba soo much. I have only been twice, but both experiences have been great. My other girlfriend bought a class card for her Zumba class as well. I can't recommend her enough. I am sure that once people find out about her, her classes will have a waiting list!
Gia R.Oakland, CA
4/25/2011 Zumba with Yeni Lucero was amazing!!! The BEST Zumba class I have ever taken! She has maximum positive energy, beautiful and sexy dance moves that make you feel you are part of a dance video. This is the flava I was looking for! Yeni is an awesome instructor...highly recommended!
Stef H. Oakland, CA
5/16/2011 Yeni (Jenny) teaches Zumba and West African Funk. Yeni is a soul sister with a lot of love to give and a lot of funk to share. I love the intensity of Yeni's Zumba class. You can choose your own level, but if you go for high intensity, you will sweat bullets and get a fantastic cardio workout while having FUN! I also love the variety she brings to Zumba - from Broadway-style numbers to African drums, it's never repetitive. Aside from Zumba, Yeni also teaches West African Funk, which is the highlight of my week if I can make it to class. She spends a few minutes on strength, and then builds a choreography throughout the class. At the end, you have developed a full routine. Yeni's energy is contagious and her style is extremely unique!
Until Flying Yoga opened, I hadn't taken a dance class since high school (!). But now I'm completely hooked.
Lorraine A. Berkeley, CA
4/12/2011 Yeni Lucero is fantastic, energetic, friendly, and dynamic! Her Zumba class kept me motivated to come back every week like no other fitness class I have taken before. Yeni always remembered students' names, kept the class loose and flexible, but with a grand plan that always made you sweat buckets and have fun doing it! I love Zumba, I'm a believer, but I have to say Yeni has a special flair as far as Zumba instructors go. She's got her own style rather than a cookie-cutter approach like other Zumba instructors. I would recommend that anyone who loves to have a blast while also burning calories and changing your body - check out Yeni's classes!
Barbara G. El Cerrito, CA
4/18/2011 I have been attending Yeni's Zumba and African dance classes for several months now at Flying Yoga Studio.
I was looking for a dance/exercise class, and with Yeni's classes I get this and so much more.
Besides being clear about her choreography, she makes the class comfortable for everybody no matter what level a student is coming in with.
She's got great energy- warm, enthusiastic, engaging.
And you get the sense that she loves what she's doing, and the people she's doing it with.
It's been a while since I found a teacher that moves me inside and outside like Yeni does.
And wow, what a workout!
Rosa. Oakland CA
4/20/2011 Yeni is GREAT! Yeni is originally from El Salvador and she's a professional dancer and coreographer with background in west african, hip hop, modern and many other dance styles. This gives Yeni a special flair that other zumba instructors don't have.
When you go to her zumba classes you get a great workout while gradually learning some cool dance moves. She shows the moves in a simple way and then she goes all out. it's really fun to watch her perform her coreography. If you want to workout, have fun and learn to be a better dancer, try Zumba with Yeni. She's amazing!
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