Maria Browning

Zumba
Education
Specialist

Since Feb 2006

As the leader of the Aqua Zumba Fitness program, Maria Browning has revolutionized the Aqua Fitness world by incorporating adaptations of the Zumba Fitness program to the water environment.

 

She has an extensive background in aqua fitness and has been certified as an instructor through AEA, AFAA and ACE. She grew up in Colombia and was a former synchronized swimmer. Her background in water aerobics has given her the knowledge and expertise in water dynamics and dance choreography, resulting in optimal exercise routines for aqua fitness.


Maria Browning has become a significant contributor as well as a key player in the fitness industry through 25+ years as an athlete, a coach, and a fitness trainer. For the past 10 years, Maria has played an integral role in the Zumba Fitness Educational Department, from traveling the world to perform Master Classes, teaching Zumba Fitness specialties, and licensing new and existing Zumba Fitness instructors. She also spends time developing new programs and continuing education tools to help instructors grow as professionals. 


Having trained over 35,000 instructors worldwide, choreographed and performed in 11 Zumba Fitness DVDs, and performed alongside well known singers in Fitness concerts such as Pitbull and Wyclef Jean, Maria continues to inspire thousands of people around the world. Her work ethic, passion and ability to touch people‚Äôs lives, as well as her empowering ways of teaching, are making a profound difference in the fitness industry.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Zumba® Convention 2008Zumba® Convention 2008
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2008
  • 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 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
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • Orlando Convention 2013Orlando Convention 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2013
  • Los Angeles Conference 2014Los Angeles Conference 2014
    Attended Zumba® Los Angeles Conference 2014
  • Orlando Convention 2015Orlando Convention 2015
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2015
  • Orlando Convention 2016Orlando Convention 2016
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2016

LICENSED TO TEACH

  • 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 StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.