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Zumba Instructor Convention 2016

Nearly 8,000 Zumba instructors from around the world aerobicized themselves in Orlando this summer during four days of high-energy fitness workshops and demonstrations.

Zumba Instructor Convention 2016
July 28–31, 2016
Orange County Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Orlando


CHALLENGES When we caught up with the planning team last spring, the launch of the STRONG by Zumba program was a big priority. How did it go? “Phenomenal!” said Jonathan Perlman, events director at Zumba Fitness. “We had tons of traction on social [media] and excitement at the event.”

INITIATIVES Another goal for Perlman’s team was to celebrate a big anniversary: the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) turned 10 in 2016. This year’s convention played up the benefits of becoming a member: In addition to training and licensing, ZIN provides monthly music and choreography modules, marketing tools, and a robust online network for its members. The anniversary celebration went over well. “It was quite a special year,” Perlman said.

Kate Mulcrone

Kate Mulcrone is digital editor of Convene.