Since Jun 2011

Shannon Pitcock


My last amazing class with my Mountainside Fitness - Peoria crew! 6/29/15

My Zumba Story

I was first introduced to the world of Zumba® Fitness in 2009. It was my first group fitness class at the gym I worked out at. When I was on the elliptical, I would look into the room during the Zumba® class, and think to myself how fun it looked. I went with a friend, and we loved it. I was not a particularly good dancer, nor was the music familiar to me, but it was so organic that you couldn't help but move! Zumba® helped me lose 100 pounds in a year!

Two years after my first Zumba® class, I decided it was time that I share the excitement that Zumba® has provided me time and time again. As a licensed instructor, it is my privilege to be able to dance with YOU, and help you achieve your fitness goals while having a blast! You don't need to know how to dance, and you don't need to be "on beat" to appreciate what Zumba® can do for you! Just move your feet, and join the party!

I am licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold-Toning®, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Kids Jr (formally known as Zumbatomic®), Zumba® Step, Aqua Zumba®, and Zumba in the Circuit®.  I am also a certified group fitness instructor with current CPR/AED, First Aid, and liability insurance.