Since Feb 2011

Juha Takkinen

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About Me

I love dancing! I love exercising! I got the Zumba Fitness fever in the winter of 2010/11 and have since then been attending as many Zumba Fitness classes and marathons as I can, in and around my home town Linköping, in the county of Östergötland in Sweden.

I started my career as a Zumba Instructor by attending the Zumba Fitness Basic Steps I course given by Izabela Kin in February 2011 in Lohja, Finland. I continued with the Zumba Gold course with Lars Wensink in August 2011 in Oslo, Norway. I have since then taken all Zumba courses and I have also taught all types of Zumba classes.

Currently (August 2015), I regularly teach Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Chair, Zumba Step, Zumba Fitness, and Aqua Zumba. I am self-employed as a certified personal trainer (CPT) and licensed Zumba instructor.

In my spare time I enjoy going to social salsa and bachata events as well as visiting Zumba Marathons and other Zumba colleagues' classes. My other favourite sports include cycling, running, cross-country skiing, and instructing Bodypump, as well as swimming. I am also an avid choir singer; yes, I love singing too! See more in my blog.

In addition to the membership in the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN), I am also a member of the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS), IDEA Health & Fitness Association, as well as Korpen Swedish Exercise Federation. I am 100% Swedish 100% Finnish 100% Zumba.

You can reserve a place in my classes via my booking system at http://boka.takkinen.se/

Qualifications

  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • E-Learning GlutesE-Learning Glutes
    Completed Zumba® Glutes e-learning course.
  • E-Learning Brazil RhythmsE-Learning Brazil Rhythms
    Completed World Rhythms Brazil e-learning course.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • E-Learning India RhythmsE-Learning India Rhythms
    Completed World Rhythms India e-learning course.
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • E-Learning Africa RhythmsE-Learning Africa Rhythms
    Completed World Rhythms Africa e-learning course.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba® Conference 2012Zumba® Conference 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2012 - London
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • 2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London
    2014 Zumba Instructor Academy - London
  • E-Learning Caribbean RhythmsE-Learning Caribbean Rhythms
    Completed World Rhythms Caribbean-Jamaica e-learning course.
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • E-Learning BurstE-Learning Burst
    Completed Zumba® Burst e-learning course.