An email. Something so simple and so much a part of our daily lives we don't even think much about it. But what happens when one email can change your life? That is what happened to me last November. I have known about The Studio Fitness for many years and come to a few classes here and there with my 10-class punch card. I tried doing Zumba classes at other places, but nothing compared to the quality of the classes at The Studio. I wanted to get on a fitness routine, but had not found the right place or time to begin. One afternoon in November, I received an email with updates from The Studio Fitness. The email described the special for the month of December for $39 unlimited classes and no contract. Immediately I became so excited because the price was great and knew I would make time to go to as many classes possible to get my money's worth. So on December 1, I signed up and attended 21 Zumba and PUMP! classes in December. Every class I went to I became more and more hooked and wanted to keep coming back. When January came around, I knew that there was no way I could go back to not having the unlimited membership, so I became a member on January 2. It was the best decision I ever made. My life has changed dramatically since the day I got that email. I have lost 50 lbs and am in the best shape of my life. I feel wonderful everyday and my stress level has decreased dramatically. Another very important piece of this is the relationships I have made through The Studio Fitness. I have made wonderful friends in both the instructors and other students and I am so thankful to have met each and every one of them. I became a Zumba instructor and sub for classes there, as well. Needless to say, last November I would have never guessed that my life would have changed so dramatically. But one email with information about this special event was enough to start the changes. I encourage everyone to try for just one month and see what The Studio Fitness is all about. You will love the atmosphere, the people, and the way you feel after each and every class.
Booty Beat will Beat your Booty
OK, being a Zumba addict for the last 8 years I am VERY reluctant to try anything else for exercise since I'm sure it will be less fun and less effective than Zumba. Why would I waste my time and energy right? Well because of lack of time and too many other things in my schedule the only thing I had time for was Booty Beat. I forced myself to go since I needed to exercise that week. WOW!! Was I wrong. What a phenomenal workout! And fun too. Ever have those workouts where you can't pull yourself out of your chair or off the toilet the next day? That's booty beat. Ever have those workouts where your muscles are being broken down and built back up so much they are sore for 3 days? That's Booty Beat! Maybe this is the work out I have been looking for that will tone those ripples and shift things back to where they should be. I have no intentions of eliminating my regular Zumba class but will DEFINITELY be adding in Booty Beat every week at The Studio Fitness in Vandalia.
~ Amy Wade, Vandalia
Dave and Chris Mesker, both Studio Unlimited members, enjoy the variety of classes available at The Studio Fitness™. Dave is 51 years old and takes seven or more classes a week, including one of his newest favorites - Kettlebell. Read their entire story here...
About three years ago, I walked into The Studio Fitness for the first time. I was really impressed with the Zumba instructors and the organization of this small business. It started out with a punch card for $65 that would give me 10 classes. That would only be $6.50 a class, compared to their $10 drop-in class. The punch card lasted me about 3 weeks going three times a week. Then I was introduced to the gold Studio Unlimited card. I sat down with my trusty ol' calculator to figure out if I would be saving money. If I signed up for the Studio Unlimited option the price of the card (tax and all) would be $73.83 and would be taken directly out of my charge card monthly. I am very committed to working out so I figured with this new card, I could actually go everyday, and it would only cost me $2.39 a day. WOW!!!! I could really stay in shape and not have to sweat the money, only the fat. So I signed up for Studio Unlimited and have been going ever since... EVERYDAY!!!
~ Sandy, Vandalia
I was always thin until age 35. I was in the high school drill team, did line dancing and other dance activities. At 5' 7" and 120 pounds, I didn't really forsee what the future would bring with regards to my weight and overall health. I was a yo yo dieter, would get into a great fitness routine and then get tired of it. Eventually, I had gained about 90 pounds more. I was 53 when a coworker of mine mentioned Zumba fitness to me in Vandalia. She thought I would enjoy the studio and she really liked Doug and Joan's classes. She would ask me over the next 6 months if I tried it yet, and I kept putting it off. I had never had any formal dance training, but decided it was time to try Zumba Fitness. I remember walking in the door the first time and was greeted by Jennifer and Doug, and took Jennifer's medium level class. Once I took the first class, I knew I wanted to try it again and moved up to the next class level. It didn't take long for me to start knowing more of the staff and instructors. Everyone was always so welcoming and helpful if I had questions. The studio became my second home and was a great stress reliever after working all day. I lost 43 pounds by August of 2010. I was in clothes about 2-3 sizes down and was so much happier with my life. Due to some medical issues in February 2011, I had to stop the Zumba classes for about 3 months and most of my weight returned. My physician was not too sure I should go back to classes, but I told him about the floating dance floor,and that I needed to return to classes both "mentally and physically." He finally agreed, knowing how determined I was to get back to Zumba classes. I am now starting to see positive changes in my body again and it improves daily. I am on the right track now, and credit most of this to the Studio Fitness great staff and instructors. I could not of done it without you. This is one exercise program that I have not gotten tired of, and will continue to do it for a long time to come. I now have taken a couple of Instructor workshops and doing more community demo's. I have finally found an exercise program that I really enjoy. This is the best place for fitness and all kinds of classes. It doesn't matter if you are a dancer or not, you will fit right in and feel very welcome. Words cannot express, how much I appreciate everything the staff and instructors have done to inspire me.
~ Jill Hahn , Huber Heights
, Huber Heights
Since I walked through the doors of The Studio Fitness over 3 years ago,
I have had the immense
pleasure of attending many of the classes that the studio has had to offer. Each instructor and class has
always offered something different, whether that may be cardio, strength, toning, style, technique or a
level of learning. The ability to have those choices has helped me to find what works for my body type
and have allowed me to reach several personal fitness goals. For that, I would simply like to say "Thank
You" to all the instructors for their dedication and hard work that goes into creating their classes. Read more...
Sizzling Summer Shape-Up Update from Sharon
Why Studio Unlimited?
Studio Unlimited has truly helped my weekly workout schedule! With the convenience of unlimited classes, I take more classes than I would have without it. For example, I was taking the PUMP! class on Wednesday and going home. Now with Studio Unlimited, I stay and finish up my workout with Zumba! Why not? I’m already there and the class is basically paid for. The more classes I take a week, the more money I save and the better I feel. Because of Studio Unlimited, I have a more well rounded workout, and I am truly seeing the results.
Cindy Kaney, Age: 56
Profession: Sr Consultant with CSC in Beavercreek (Part of the huge ECSS project for the Air Force)
Live in: Huber Heights | Born and raised in: New Jersey
We really enjoy and take advantage of the convenience of the variety of
classes and times offered at Studio Fitness. Like most people, we
started going to the Studio for the Zumba classes, but once we became Studio
Unlimited members we felt like it was more affordable for us to try out some
of the other classes. It turns out that we enjoy these other classes
just as much as Zumba! PUMP! and Kettlebell are two of our favorites!
The Studio Unlimited program allows us the flexibility of trying new classes
and finding the ones that suit our needs and schedules at an affordable
price! We definitely recommend!
Leslie Schaurer, Age: 31
Profession: X-ray & MRI Technologist
Tara Cassel, Age: 31
Profession: Insurance Agent
“I’ll never let myself gain weight when I get older, mom.”
Those are the words I said to my mother time and time again when she would remind me that my horrible eating habits would catch up to me someday. Little did I know that turning 25 would make those words haunt me. Over the past year and 1/2 I have managed to put on noticeable weight which prompted new clothing to fit my body. Yuck! Read more...
I took my first Zumba class a couple years ago where I work, and was so excited to find a fitness program that I actually looked forward to attending! I had tried other aerobics classes and videos at home, but was never willing and/or able to stick with anything. With Zumba I couldn’t WAIT for the next class! I LOVED the music, and the choreography! The challenge of learning the steps captivated my attention and for the first time I didn’t compare myself to other people in the class! Read more...
I had taken a few Zumba classes at the YMCA in 2009 and thought it was a lot of fun, but I was overweight and lazy. Mainly Lazy, LOL. I lost a little weight on my own with moderate exercise and diet and was feeling ok summer 2009. Then winter came. I gained all of the weight I lost PLUS 10 more pounds. 165+ pounds on a 5’4 woman is not my idea of feeling good about myself. So around my 37th birthday I decided, ok, let’s try this again. I attended Zumba classes at my church to get back in the groove of things, feeling comfortable around friends (I do not have the best rhythm or coordination!). I still wasn’t completely motivated yet, but watching late night TV (and probably eating ice cream) I saw the Zumba infomercial with Beto. I’m tapping my foot along and watching everyone and they say, “Next we’re going to travel to Ohio…” And I saw signs of Dayton! Next thing I know there is the lady I took Zumba from at the YMCA in 2009 and Doug and Joan Jones showing their before and after pictures and talking about how Zumba has changed their life. Really? LIFE changing? Ok, I’ll bite……Called up Mr. Beto Perez personally; ok not really, just the 800 phone number advertised and ordered the DVD’s, toning sticks and ALL! I was so excited when they came but I also thought, I have to check out this place in Vandalia and see how a place can be devoted to Zumba…is it really that big? Read more...
Just a little note to say thank you to you, Doug and everyone involved on
hosting the Zumbatomic with Marci Gill. I know it takes a lot of work and
preparation for each event. All of you did a fabulous job in making us feel
welcome and very comfortable at your beautiful facility. You were so kind
and friendly that I came back on Sunday to see you and ask you for
directions. Please extend my thanks to your friend that came out of her
Zumba class to help me out with my GPS. I did follow her directions and made
it home just great.
Again thank you so much for everything you do to make everyone feel welcome. The last but not least also please say thank you to Corey the best smoothie maker ever!!! For him to remember what I order the previous day and make it for me again the next day is very impressive. I know I can't wait to share with everyone about my great experience at your studio. All I can say is you guys rock!!! Again thank you for everything! Take care and hopefully I will see you sometime soon again.
Maria - Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Zumba Instructor Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic Instructor, Zumba Instructor Network Member
Most people ask us if we are sisters, we are not.
Although we may not share the same parents, we do have a secret, we share the same primarily age-related disease process, Osteoporosis. As you are probably aware, Osteoporosis is a "thinning" of the bones, which causes them to become brittle and break easily.
"We wish we would have known 2 years ago what we know now about the
importance of strength training," says Christi.
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not
simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to
conquer. -Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dedicated. Determined. Disciplined.
These are all words that people have used to describe me. I think that these words can be used to describe all of us in some way. We all have our priorities. Over the last three years my main priority has been fitness. Sure, I do have other priorities, but to me exercise is like brushing my teeth. I wouldn’t go a day without brushing them, so why would I go a day without exercise? Fitness is now a way of life for me. It is routine. It is my hobby. It is my passion.
I think the key in sticking with something is finding something you enjoy. I love to dance and I love upbeat music, so Zumba has been wonderful for me! I am so very thankful for Studio Zumba Fitness. After three years the excitement and joy of taking a Zumba class is stronger than ever! Read more...
Women Must Exercise an Hour Each Day to Stay Lean,
Study Says “Wouldn’t it be better to prevent the weight gain
in the first place, so you don’t have to subsequently lose weight and
maintain that weight loss?” said Lee, an associate professor at Brigham and
Woman’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, in a March 19
telephone interview. “If you’re a healthy weight and you want to prevent
weight gain over time, you need to be physically active at least 60 minutes
Read the full article...
Barbara Harbor Evert, MD and Vice President / Chief Medical Officer
at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, OH says
"An hour a day at STUDIO Zumba® Fitness is the prescription!"
When asked why I drive from Springfield to The STUDIO in Vandalia, my
answer is always the same, why wouldn't I. If your goals are to better your
health, lose some weight and just to have fun, then this IS the place. With
all the different styles of Zumba, strength/toning classes, personal
training, Masala Bhangra, Yoga/Pilates Fusion classes to choose from it is
an easy choice to make each day. To call the Yoga/Pilates Fusion class and
instructor Velvet exceptional would be an understatement. I have been
personal training in yoga with Velvet for several months. She has helped me
to grow in ways I did not think were possible. Her classes are so necessary
and important for the development of core strength and balance which helps
in all areas of life. Combined with the cardio of Zumba and Bhangra I have a
very well rounded program. They compliment each other so well and Bhangra is
amazing in its own right. Read
Pump You Up Instructor Kris, Holiday Express in 8 program winner Tara,
Pump You Up Instructor Doug
STUDIO Zumba Fitness is absolutely amazing and has changed my life! I
have attended classes at STUDIO Zumba Fitness for nearly a year and enjoy
every instructor's intense workouts. The instructors exhibit high levels of
energy, are friendly, willing to help you with dance moves or proper form
for weight lifting, and have all inspired me to want to workout on a daily
basis. In order to see maximum results, they have encouraged me to
incorporate both cardio and weight training classes into my workout routine.
STUDIO Zumba® Fitness is pleased to
announce that $1,300 was raised today for
the Haiti Earthquake Relief! Thanks to everyone who attended and donated, and a very special THANKS to the ZES mystery guest - Maria Browning!
All donations are being sent to the American Red Cross.
As a health care provider, I understand the important role that diet and exercise play in a healthy lifestyle. Studio Zumba Fitness classes, personal training with Doug and the great -tasting nutritious smoothies and juices from Locolicious Natural Juice & Coffee Bar keep me looking and feeling my best. All this at an affordable price too!
~ Angela Rothstein
I love Zumba® Fitness and decided I wanted to open a Fitness Center here in Southern California that would focus primarily on Zumba® Fitness Classes. I found STUDIO Zumba® Fitness online and contacted Joan to inquire if we could arrange a visit to see what their STUDIO was like. Joan and Doug were very gracious and even though they were having a special event which was sold out, they invited us to come and see them. Their STUDIO Zumba® Fitness is amazing, it is welcoming, comfortable and a great place to go workout. This visit solidified that my idea could work. I hope we can make it as good as STUDIO Zumba® Fitness and that people will love to come to our center as much as they do Joan and Doug’s Studio.
~ Diane and Steve Kapitan
WOW!!!! After losing 180 lbs. . .ZUMBA®
has taught me how to safely keep in great sculpted shape, motivated & enjoy
the camaraderie of all the classmates. Thank you, Doug & Joan.
P.S. Maddie will be joining us on the STUDIO Zumba® Fitness cruise!
I have been taking Zumba® classes
occasionally along with weight training, elliptical, and jogging off and on
for 3 years. However, I just started taking classes at STUDIO Zumba®
Fitness for just over 12 weeks. This is definitely my favorite place to work
out and I actually look forward to the classes.
Doug, Joan and Angie, and the other instructors make it fun and REALLY know what they are doing. The Trim in 12 program gave me the incentive to step it up a notch. I did and I lost 4.3% body fat during this program. My clothes fit better and I had a great time during my workouts.
~ Shannon Flynn
Dear Joan, Doug, Studio Zumba®
Instructors, Students and Friends...
I just want to share with you all my added success with the Trim in 12 program. As you know I was already working out regularly doing Pump You Up and Zumba® several times a week before the program and I lost several pounds and many inches.... And I didn't really have a whole lot more to lose but...Doing the Trim in 12 program kept me on track and I am happy to report that my weight is now fluctuating between 118 and 121 and I lost 2% more of body fat.
I don't do any "diet" but I certainly try to be more conscious of what I
am nibbling on.
I have 2 more percentage points of body fat to lose to get to my "goal" and I have no doubt that the Trimmer in 12 XTREME will keep me on track!
Thanks to all of you and I mean "ALL" of you, including fellow students who have encouraged me and noticed that I am getting more toned and looking "buff". Your support and words of encouragement mean the world to me!
Your Zumba® Friend Forever,
Let me start off by giving a big thanks to Doug, Joan, and everyone else involved at STUDIO Zumba® Fitness. When I started Zumba® in September of 2008, I did not feel like I was seeing the results I wanted because I was not dedicating myself to it. When the Trim in 12 came along, it pushed me to work out every single week, 3 times a week. It made me become more motivated and by the second week, I knew that it was going to work. Not only did I work out, but I also ate better. Read more...
Saturday night was the BEST time that I've had this year! It was like a gift and I loved it! You and Doug are absolutely fabulous and Studio Zumba® Fitness is the BEST fitness facility I've ever trained with. All I can say about Loibel is that she is a STAR! It was an HONOR training with her - I'm humbled and extremely thankful for the opportunity!!
I've been very active in the fitness community for over 20 years - be it
running, yoga, and/or many aerobics/fitness classes. I've never seen anybody
of that caliber -she is truly special.
You and Doug are first class!
~ Donna :-)
For just over one year now, I have taken advantage of the weight training
and Zumba classes offered at STUDIO Zumba®
Fitness. While the combination of weights and Zumba has made such a profound
effect in life (in terms of weight loss and body sculpting), personal
training at STUDIO Zumba® Fitness helped
me in an even more profound way…
In this day and age where most people you meet are only concerned about
themselves; where most places you go just want to get you in and out - it is
nice to find a place like STUDIO Zumba®
STUDIO Zumba® Fitness is like a breath of fresh air. As soon as you walk in the bright colors and cheerful atmosphere greet you happily. The appreciation for your time and business is sincere and genuine.
You’ll be able to see that there is a lot of time and thought put into the class schedules, there is a lot of attention to the quality of instructors. All is done to give you the best experience possible. A fun and joyful experience. You will want to return!!!
You might even crave it like some us do ;-)
I don’t go to STUDIO Zumba® Fitness JUST to get a good workout to help my weight loss goals. I go to STUDIO Zumba® Fitness to refresh my attitude, to renew my spirit and to get the best Zumba workout in the area.
My motto: Zumba & STUDIO Zumba® Fitness go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. And BOTH are good for the mind, body and soul.
~ Tammy Karnehm
"Pond Orthodontics supports staff fitness through STUDIO Zumba®
Fitness. Not only is it great cardio, it's actually fun! We provide our
staff with free punch cards and encourage participation in Get Your TEAM
ON. The reward for our teams in the top 10 will be to join STUDIO Zumba®
Fitness on the February cruise!"
~Dr. Liza Pond, DDS, MSD
Springtime…another season of change and thanks to STUDIO Zumba®
Fitness, my waistline isn’t another size bigger. You will never know how
many seasons would change along with the uncertainty of what size I would be
All of that changed when I really became committed to Zumba® and started watching my portions. I really started seeing results when I added the Zumba® Toning classes into my schedule. They really made a huge difference with how my clothes fit and my overall health. I think the key to my success is REALLY being committed. When going to Zumba® became a commitment rather than just something fun that I liked to do once in a while, I really started to see results. I am now down about 2 pant sizes and over 20lbs. I feel great and have more energy to keep up with my children.
My name is Jenn Kroeker and most of you know me as the “holla out” girl in the Zumba® class. I am a wife and mother and like most people on the planet, have a very full life. Zumba® has been a wonderful outlet for me to have fun and do something for myself. I give to my family all day long and I find that doing something for yourself is very important to your overall health. Schedule time for yourself--put your name down on the family calendar and let everyone know…I am going to Zumba®.
I am so thankful to Doug and Joan for opening up SZ and for having so many classes available. They make it so easy to find time for “ME”…to get my Zumba® Groove on!!
See you in class!
~ Jenn Kroeker
a 43-year-old mother of two teenagers who has spent the greatest majority of
my life believing that “exercise” was a four-letter word. And “organized
exercise” – classes where groups of people look like they are actually
having fun while getting in shape – unfortunately, that’s not really for me,
either. I’m not anti-social. . .just on the shy side and I don’t always feel
very comfortable in group settings. Especially when it comes to something
that I lack confidence in, like having the coordination and strength for
certain exercise activities. . .that is why I absolutely LOVE my Personal
Training sessions with Doug.
Not only is it great having one-on-one sessions with someone very knowledgeable about health and fitness, but I don’t have to worry about anyone (other than Doug!) watching or critiquing me. I get personalized attention so that I maintain proper form while strength training and encouragement when I feel like quitting. Read more...
~ PC Paula
We are very fortunate to be living in Dayton, Ohio. Some people may not agree with that statement in terms of the loss of industry or other factors. What we have unique to our community that is the envy of many cities even larger is STUDIO Zumba® Fitness in Vandalia. I’ve been taking Zumba® for more than two years and coming to SZ since its inception. I only wish I would have had access to the option of beginner classes and “Pump You Up” that are now offered. The instructors are extremely accommodating and take the time to talk with me before or after class if I have questions about techniques and choreography. As someone who experienced chronic knee issues after doing fifteen years of step aerobics, I’m thankful for the wood flooring not available at many other venues in the community. I’m also very appreciative of having been exposed to the special events that have taken place such as Zumba® founder Beto coming to Dayton along with Tony Witt from Kansas City in addition to “Men’s Night” and the “Zumba Exposed” program. It’s been fascinating to take classes from most of these certified professionals to gain insight into how each class is different in terms of the music and choreography. My special thanks to Doug and Joan, Stephanie and Heather for whipping this 48-year-old man into the best shape of my life. Inspiration leads to perspiration and for me lots of it.