shahidah ansari

Zumba® Jammer

Since Feb 2009
Shahidah Ansari

Since Feb 2009
Shahidah Ansari

About Me

You can call me SHAH for short and I've been Zumba® Jammer (Choreography Specialist) in New York since 2010!  I danced along-side Beto Perez in the 2012 Fitness Concert at the world-wide Zumba Convention in Orlando Florida featuring Paulina Rubio, Soldat Jahman, DJ Mam's, Mara, Vanilla Ice and Daddy Yankee as well as the 2013 Fitness Concert at the L.A. Zumba Conference with Pitbull and J.Perry.  I've also dance in ZIN 42 appeared on National TV shows such as NBC's The Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC’s The Revolution, The View, The Wendy Williams Show and The Anderson Cooper Show on CBS. 

Before Joining the Zumba® Fitness movment I was a competitive swimmer for 16-years, fitness has always been a BIG part of my life and DANCE has always been a true passion from an early age.  While there are many ways to stay fit, I find that FITNESS AND DANCE are perfect (sustainable) ingredients to KEEP the MIND, BODY AND SOUL HEALTHY AND HAPPY. As an instructor I find inspiration day-to-day through my students; looking at a room full of smiling faces.

Simply put: ZUMBA® FITNESS IS LIFE CHANGING! JOIN THE PARTY... discover a new you!  TO PARTY WITH ME: Please check out the schedule tab and feel free to contact me personally. 

Qualifications

  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012
  • Zumba® Conference 2012Zumba® Conference 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2012 - London
  • Lille France Conference 2013Lille France Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Lille France Conference 2013
  • Zumba® LA Conference 2013Zumba® LA Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2013 - L.A.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate
  • Los Angeles Conference 2014Los Angeles Conference 2014
    Attended Zumba® Los Angeles Conference 2014
  • Zumba JammerZumba Jammer
    Zumba Jammer (ZJ)
    A ZJ is a talented ZIN member who is licensed to offer ZIN Jam sessions.

Licensed To Teach:

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.