Workin' It with Elena

Sacramento, CA

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I am a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, and Certified Tabata Bootcamp Instructor. I also teach Step Aerobics, Cardio Kickboxing, Cardio/Strength Interval, and Dance Fitness classes. I currently rent studio space from The Firehouse5 and Tango On Broadway in the Midtown/Downtown Sacramento area to offer my classes to the public.

I offer the Tabata Bootcamp program in 6- and 8-week sessions, so contact me if you're potentially interested in joining the next one, which starts in early January 2016. All of my other classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

My students are at all fitness levels and I provide a welcoming, encouraging environment for everyone to learn and progress personally with my support!


Sacramento, CA 95818

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7 Reviews
  • Lisa W. Jan 28, 2016
    I have been in Elena's Zumba class for almost a year and both of her Tabata bootcamps. Elena rocks! I love her positive energy. She motivates without being a "drill sergeant" and I am always glad I went to class! I've dropped over 10 pounds, am developing noticeably better muscle tone, and have had a great time doing it!
  • Sara M. Nov 23, 2015
    Elena's Tabata Boot Camp and Zumba classes are fantastic! She is high energy, supportive, and attentive to the different needs of class participants. She creates an incredibly positive culture in class—her energy is contagious and she helps participants take health and fitness seriously without losing the fun in the process. She includes a lot of her own flare/choreography and plays great music. I definitely recommend attending Tabata or Zumba (or both) with Elena!
  • Carmen L. Nov 7, 2015
    Elena is energetic. She is a great motivator, you feel like you have your own personal trainer.
  • Patrice D. Nov 6, 2015
    Elena is a great instructor and her classes are fun energetic and they truly give you a great work out! She will accommodate the workouts to fit your individual needs which is ideal for me ! If you want fun and a great workout come and join any of her classes you will not be disappointed!
  • Rana J. Nov 5, 2015
    Elena is so full of energy and motivation! She provides feedback and clear instructions on movements with various options so you can choose what works for you! I am so blessed to have found her. She has changed my life! Her Zumba classes are always fun and full of energy. Tabata is my new way to exercise. I've lost weight and inches while I've gained strength. Thank you Elena!!!
  • Kristin L. Nov 2, 2015
    I never go to another Zumba instructor! Elena is the most upbeat, helpful, and enthusiastic about fitness and having fun at the same time.
  • Trish L. Nov 2, 2015
    I adore working with Elena through both her Tabata bootcamps and Zumba classes. She has helped me establish a solid, consistent fitness program that fits for my life. I've seen results and learned helpful tips about how to eat in a realistic and tasty way. I highly recommend Elena!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My Tabata Bootcamp program session pricing differs for each session, so please contact me directly for pricing details for our next, upcoming session in January 2016. My drop-in fitness classes (i.e. Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Dance Fitness Party) are currently $7/class (cash) or $7.20/class (card) effective January 2016. A 5-class punch card can be purchased for $30 (cash) or $30.85 (card), which drops the per-class pricing down to $6/class (cash) or $6.17/class (card). 5-class punch cards expire within 3 months of purchase.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
There is a brief consultation to go over some preliminary paperwork (i.e. Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, Release of Liability, Informed Consent, Contact Information) and discuss personal physical activity history/concerns so I can advise mindfulness and provide appropriate guidance for modifications if needed.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
- 6+ years of experience as a Group Fitness Instructor - Zumba Fitness Instructor License - Tabata Bootcamp Certification - Group Fitness/Exercise Instructor Certification (ACE/AFAA) - Personal Trainer Certification (AFAA) - Bachelor's Degree in Communication
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was first exposed to group fitness classes while in college, and from there, my passion as a participant evolved into a desire to teach! I earned my Zumba Fitness Instructor License in 2009 and my knowledge and experience within the fitness industry has grown since then (and continues to)!
What types of customers have you worked with?
All fitness levels; I provide options to regress or progress exercises throughout each class so everyone can choose what level to work at that is appropriate for them personally.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Developing my first Tabata Bootcamp program session this past summer, which was a 6-week session including 15 participants this fall. It was such a great experience that I'm offering another one in January 2016 based on high demand!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone who you enjoy working with and who takes your personal needs into consideration when designing your workout program. Someone who you can communicate openly with and who motivates you along the way (and is fun, too)!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Availability. Your preferred days/times versus what you would be available for if needed if your preferred times aren't a perfect match.