I was born Wannetta Hayes on the Northcoast of Ohio in Cleveland. Ohio is where all my movement began and I still love to move.
It all started for me when my mother enrolled me in tap dance classes at the age of 5. My mother loved to dance and roller skate. At the time we lived in a small town called Elyria. My mother could really see I loved to move and I continued with dance but added roller skating. A few years later I had the opportunity to join a baton twirling group called “The Linda’s Lassies”, where I traveled all over the Midwest performing in parades and various venues twirling the baton. We moved back to the Cleveland area when I was 12, where I continued my love of movement through dance and roller skating.
Fast forward after graduating from Shaker Heights High School and Cleveland State University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, I discovered my love for fitness while taking an aerobic class. This was the beginning of a combined love of dance and fitness. I have many years of training, teaching, choreography and performance with fitness and dance. Over the course of many years I became a group fitness instructor for “Fitness World”. I was a personal trainer for “Bally Total Fitness”. I performed Hip Hop with the Cleveland Ballet under the direction of Dennis Nahat. Through studying Jazz dance with Dee Hillier I was exposed to hip hop, jazz, tap and ballet classes in NYC at Broadway Dance Center as well as performance opportunities at the “Cleveland Lighting of the Square” during the holiday season. I also spent many years teaching at several dance studios in the Cleveland area until 2013, when I decided to focus on fitness. My classes incorporate my life of movement incorporating Dance, Pilates and Yoga, to name a few.
I love spending time with my family
I love travel
I love shopping
I love going to the movies
and I love to move….
Certified Functional Aging Group Exercise Specialist
Tai Chi Certification