My name is Susan Petracco and I am addicted to Zumba! I’m a transplanted Floridian (native to South Carolina) who loves to dance and inspire others to improve their lives through fitness and a healthy lifestyle. In addition to Zumba, I also love to do yoga and to run. By day I’m an internet consultant, and I’m also married and have three great children.
In early 2011, I became a Zumba instructor because taking the classes literally helped to change my life. I suffered migraines for many years and was finally diagnosed with epilepsy. After various medications caused me to weigh almost 200 pounds, Zumba classes helped me lose much of the extra weight because they were FUN and ENERGETIC. That kept me from wanting to quit when the going got tough. I never lost my motivation to go to class! That’s when I knew I wanted to teach Zumba and give others the same experience.
I have a background in fitness and previously taught low-impact and step aerobics, but absolutely nothing compares to Zumba! Come take one of my classes and you’ll see exactly what I mean.