I joined my husband's gym in Downtown (where I'll probably stay for some time), and after attending Zumba with 3 of their instructors I find that your classes are BY FAR the best around (I know it's not that big of a sampling, but still...).
You have absolutely the most fun, uncluttered, easy to follow choreography, that still is a tremendous workout (not to mention the awesome playlist). Also - your style of teaching is so hilarious, engaging and non-threatening, that you should just bottle it and sell it on a side :)
"Ida is fun, friendly, and a phenomenal Zumba instructor. She inspires me to work hard and I look forward to her dance parties!"
- Alicia Likkel
"I love your class so much fun and energy"
"It was very good and fun class! I like your style of class!"
"I love Ida's class keep me moving, I lost 33 pounds. It is sooooo much fun."
"It is hard not to enjoy the classes ,when you enjoy them too!"
"You are fantastic! You have great energy and charisma! Keep doing what you are doing!"
"Ida is a great teacher , always in a great mood".
"I am enjoying zumba with you so much, you are so much fun! I love your big smile and energy all the time! You and zumba brougth more happiness into my life - for real"
"Zumba with Ida - A fantastic class. It is so much fun with a lovely teacher"
"Para mi la clase de Ida es lo maximo , me da energia y felicidad, me quita el mal genio."
"Fun class! I especially like salsas and keeping everything like dance. Thank for your positive energy + smile - That is also therapeutic."
- Sara P.
"I have so much energy since I've been taking zumba. And my butt has totally toned up!
"The best zumba class ever, Ida you make it very special, and your faces motivates me, your classes are so much fun, you are the best. I love you so much".
"I love the class. I do take other classes and enjoy yours best.
"Ida, first I want to thank you so much for leading that AMAZING Zumba class. I must say, that is one of the first classes we've had that was truly a wonderful thorough mix of folks who 'left their status at the door' (this is one of the Aurora Commons mottos). It was a dream come true!" - Karen "The program yesterday was absolutely wonderful! Your ZUMBA presentation to the Edmonds Branch of AAUW at Fair Winds in Lynnwood was just fabulous. Your energy, your honesty in 'telling your story', and your ability to adjust to an older audience were all amazing, and much appreciated by our members and guests. I'm sure you inspired some in the audience to start exercising in hopes of having your energy level, losing weight, and having a happy upbeat attitude. Ida, you are a model for all of us women!"Keep up the good work, and many more successful years of teaching zumba. - Phyllis Keiley-TylerCo-Program Team FacilitatorEdmonds AAUW-WA At the end of Ida's class I am exhausted, stinky, and my face is the color of a stop light -- but I feel awesome. The class is not just temporarily uplifting - it has helped me to feel happy with my body and comfortable in my own skin. Ida creates an empowering lovely environment just by being herself.- Jan I have been exercising for years but Zumba with Ida is is the most fun I've ever had doing it, all thanks to Ida! She's truly amazing! You get to dance, have fun, laugh a lot and meet wonderful people who have now become good friends. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to feel like they're going to a party dancing and mixing with friends all the while getting good exercise. And to top it up, it's the most affordable, good value class I have ever been to!! You absolutely have to try it - thank you wonderful Ida :)Ranita and Safaa. Zumba is so much fun it's like going to a nightclub for dancing without all the negative things associated with it. I only wish I had discovered Zumba years ago! Ida is the most amazing teacher, she can work with all fitness levels ensuring that you are going at your own pace and modifying exercises when necessary. I am so happy to have joined! Highly recommend to everyone!- Dawna Zumba is an amazing workout made all the better by Ida... she is a warm, fun, and caring instructor who clearly brings her passion to work. I drive 20 minutes to get to this class on Sunday mornings and it is so worth it...- Kristan