Meet Pumps newest Group Fitness instructor Cherrise Scida. Cherrise has long been interested in fitness. From her time in the military up to now she has been actively involved in many forms of fitness. Inspired by friends Cherrise began taking Zumba classes nine years ago and was so impressed she got certified as an instructor.
Cherrise has always enjoyed dancing taking lessons in tap, jazz and Scottish dancing throughout her childhood. She also instructed country line dancing and partner dancing as a young adult. She currently volunteers as the employee wellness instructor and coordinator at the VA Medical Center. She likes to teach Zumba, chair yoga/mediation and also coordinates wellness fairs/events.
For the past three years Cherrise has enjoyed teaching Zumba classes. Her biggest joy is to hear how others have benefitted from taking her classes. Cherrise like to mix Latin, international and current musical hits into her routines and the students have responded well. Her routines are easy to follow and mix slow and fast rhythms to challenge students.
“I truly love dancing and how much joy it can give you.”