Cathy Ward

What classes do you teach?
Zumba Kids
Zumba Kids, Jr.
Training and Certifications
  • Zumba®
  • Zumba Kids and Zumba JR®
  • Aqua Zumba®
  • STRONG by Zumba®
  • ACE Group Exercise Fitness Instructor Certified
  • Professional CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Masters in Nursing and MBA from Johns Hopkins University
Favorite exercise(s) and why?
Planks. They teach proper body mechanics and awareness for use in a variety of disciplines - from kips on the bars and handstands on the beam, reverse planks on the pommel horse, and a hollow body for a layout flip in the air in gymnastics to a balanced seat while riding or jumping fences on a horse or engaging your core more effectively for traditional fitness and dance move variations.
Favorite thing(s) to do when not exercising/working?
Dancing & spending time out with friends, riding horses with my kids, watching science fiction TV with my family, and cheering on my three children in their sports!
Favorite food and movie?
  • Favorite food - Pizza
  • Favorite movie - “It's a Wonderful Life (B&W version)"
Why do you believe in Essence mbs and what are your goals for the clients you work with at Essence?
Essence provides an environment where instructors can guide people of varying abilities to attain their fitness goals while having fun and developing a positive self-image that they can enjoy for a lifetime.