Clara Ruiz-Larrea Medina

Clara is what we like to call a ball of energy wrapped up in perseverance. A competitive gymnast from the ages of 3 to 18, she has also done ballet for about 8 years to strengthen her technique. However, cheerleading is what won her heart: her team was the first in her team to complete The Cheerleading Worlds, the highest rated cheerleading competition in the world. This aspect of her life has been ongoing for over 4.5 years. A lover of all cultural dances, she has decided to delve into Zumba for the first time in 2013, trying a class after her mom begged her to. She gave in and was hooked instantly. She knew that becoming a Zumba instructor was something she just had to accomplish and so she began her training in November 2013. She has since obtained the license for Zumba®, Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr, as well as STRONG by Zumba® and has been teaching ever since. Bonus: Clara is also a Kinesiology Graduate from UBC.