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Kass Martin

Zumba® Education Specialist

Kass Martin is a celebrity instructor and one of the leading Education Specialists for Zumba®, the world’s largest branded dance-fitness company, with more than 12 million participants in 110,000 locations across 125 countries. Certified in group fitness by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), she is a leading authority for educating others about Zumba Fitness, and promoting its goals and methodologies.

Kass’ experience in the fitness industry dates back to a young age when her mother was a fitness instructor and would bring Kass to observe her aerobics classes. Kass took note of this fit lifestyle and maintained it through her teens. She took up dance in high school before joining the dance team at Utah Valley University and eventually followed her mother’s footsteps when she became a fitness professional as an adult.
After teaching aerobics class for several years, Kass tried her first Zumba class in 2008 and was instantly hooked, consumed by the manner in which the Zumba program combined her passions of dance and fitness. Today, the California native is licensed to teach students and train instructors in the in original Zumba Fitness and Zumbatomic programs (Zumba classes for kids).

In addition to co-hosting the Exhilarate™ Body Shaping System that is revolutionizing the at-home experience for Zumba fans, Kass is the star of the Zumba Fitness 2 videogame for Wii and Zumba Fitness Rush, featured on the title’s cover and on the game’s global TV commercial. Kass has been recognized by worldwide media as a leading fitness expert, including appearances on NBC’s “Today” show, "The Biggest Loser," “The Martha Stewart Show,” "The View" and QVC.

Kass travels the world to teach and promote the goals and methodologies of Zumba Fitness, crediting her connections made through “her Zumba family for enriching her life beyond expectation.” She currently resides in Orem, Utah, with her husband and two children.

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