My name is Susan Roberts I have lost 80 lb, which has led to the healthier and happier me!!! I want to encourage and inspire people and to let them know anything is possible if you set your mind to it!!! I want to personally thank Nina Merlonghi for always pushing me and making class feel like we are just dancing around having a great time! I am also very grateful for the new friends I have made! Wishing you all continued success!!!
My name is Arlene Perez, everyone knows me by (Flaca)! I have been doing Zumba with the amazing Nina since august 2011, I lost a total of 35 lbs, I went from size 13 to size 4, I feel better than ever!!!!! Before I met Nina I was always so depressed. I have a disabled daughter with cerebral palsy,and it is very tough being a special needs parent. We are in the hospitals all the time; I call it my second home... READ MORE
My name is Margo, and I have been taking zumba® with Nina for almost two years. I always tell people you have not taken a zumba® class until you have taken zumba® with Nina. During that time I have lost 40+ lbs. I went from a size 12 to a size 4. Nina’s classes are like none other that I have taken. Every class is... READ MORE
In 9 months I lost 70 lbs by doing Zumba with Nina. The only exercise class I ever took was Zumba, and the only instructor I attended was Nina. My first class, I thought I was going to die by the end of warm-up, but the energy Nina projected enticed me to keep going! How I finished that first class, I'm not sure, but I did and I knew I was coming back. I began with once a week... READ MORE
Hello my name is Renee, and I started my Zumba journey I believe, late summer of 2011. My love for this type of fitness was brought on by my instructor Nina. With her, I lost 20 lbs and went from a size 11-12 to a size 6. She has been an absolute factor in my weight loss. The reason for this is the feeling you get from her classes. It's indescribable and unmatched. Just makes you want more. Love her & love the results I gained by taking her class.
With hardwork and dedication, all things are possible if you believe you can you will.
My weight was becoming an issue; I was frustrated and had to buy larger clothing. Two 1/2 years ago now, I made the choice to change my life. I started zumba® with Nina. It was the best decision I every made. With her dedication, love, support and motivation I lost 65 pounds. She made the my weight loss journey fun and a dream come true. I believe Nina is a phenomenal instructor. I've never felt so good about myself. As she alway tells me, " PUNCH THE SKY". You can do it to stay focus and keep your eyes on the prize. With Nina your bound to reach your goal.
My Journey to successfully loose weight had been an ongoing battle all my life. I took my health for granted until diagnosed many years ago with Type 2 Diabetes and as the years went on and my weight ballooned, I had even more weight related health problems. High Chloresterol, Hypertension, Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea.
I didn't really get serious... READ MORE
Hard work can sure pay off but there is no "I" in TEAM! Walking into Zumba I thought I would never make it past the warm up! But Nina truly made me believe that with a little dedication,happiness in your heart & a smile you can accomplish anything!! Because she believes in everyone one of us is the reason people like me have been able to reach such incredible goals!! Thank you Nina for your warm heart, your great spirit & your everyday encouragement!! I was able to punch the stars!!
My name is Paresa (Voula) Ioannidis and I wanted to share my journey with Nina Merlonghi.
In May 2014, I was attending my regular Zumba class or what I thought would be my regular Zumba class at the 7:10pm. When I got there getting ready for class someone said to me… “ wow Paresa you are going to take Insanity tonight?” ...READ MORE
My name is Nina Merlonghi, I started teaching zumba about 4 years ago. Within two years of doing zumba I lost 59 pounds and 14 inches in my waist. I know that zumba works because I have been there. With persistance and the proper nutrition I was able to meet my goals. I am now the owner of #Punchthesky Fitness, LLC. Everyday I get to help others achieve their goals doing what I love.
Below you will find a small sampling of the success of some of my students. I hope to meet you one day and help you with your fitness goals. -Nina