Rob Powell

Zumba Power Hour with

Since Apr 2012

  • Zumba instructor for 5 yearsZumba instructor for 5 years
    Licensed ZIN member for 5 years
  • Orlando Convention 2013Orlando Convention 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2013
  • Orlando Convention 2014Orlando Convention 2014
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2014
  • Orlando Convention 2015Orlando Convention 2015
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2015
  • Orlando Convention 2017Orlando Convention 2017
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2017
  • Orlando Convention 2016Orlando Convention 2016
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2016
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zumba Wear InsiderZumba Wear Insider
    Zumba® Wear Insider

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Charleston, SC US

About Rob

I'm a former Captain of Marines from Largo, Maryland. My time in the Marines gave me an appreciation for physical fitness and, in particular, group exercise. After leaving the military, I found it difficult to motivate myself to stay in shape. To make things worse, I also completely tore my right Achilles tendon in 2007. Eventually I had gained so much weight that my old uniforms wouldn't fit anymore. That's when I decided to make a change. 

After trying several traditional workout regimens, I didn't find one that I enjoyed and, more importantly, one that I would adhere to. Then, I was invited to my first Zumba class...

Just like everyone else, I started in the back row. It didn't take long before I moved to the front row, and sometimes even lead a few numbers for the instructor! (Love ya, Pili and Jae!!) After a lot of encouragement from family and friends, I finally decided to become a licensed Zumba instructor and an AFAA Certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor! 

There are a lot of things that I love about the Zumba program, but here are my favorites:
  • It's customizable for EVERYONE
  • It's more FUN than any other workout program I've experienced
  • People involved in Zumba are truly a family, and the support network is incomparable
My philosophy is simple: dance hard and have fun while doing it! The more you put into your fitness program, the more you get out of it, and I'm here to motivate you to put more into it!

I travel and make appearances often, so check my Classes/Events page or my Facebook page to keep up to date with where I'll be.  I've presented in:
  • Across the USA (SC, NC, GA, MD, VA, IL, NV, TN, DE, IN, CA)
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Zagreb, Croatia
No matter where I am, you know it's going to be an hour of POWER!!

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Rob's Qualifications

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • 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.
  • 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.