Angel Chadwell 

AFAA Certified
Group Exercise Instructor

CPR & AED Certified 

Since Apr 2010

This is my story...some things you may not know about me. Does ZUMBA really work??

This is me before my journey began with Weight Watchers, the gym and Zumba. In January of 2003, at my heaviest and just over 200 pounds, I joined Weight Watchers. Also in 2003 on the Weight Watchers message boards, I saw mention of Zumba. With my love of dance dating back to early childhood, I quickly did some research and ordered those DVD's as fast as I could and my love of Zumba began as well.

Between Weight Watchers, going to the gym when I could and jumping on the eliptical machine, lifting some weights here and there, Zumba at home, and then gaining enough confidence to join a Power Cut class taught by my friend DeAnna, I went on to lose 72 pounds over the next 13 1/2 months and was asked to become a Weight Watchers Leader.

Ultimately, I became a faithful gym rat when those classes were taught and even checked into becoming a Zumba Instructor long before anyone locally was even teaching Zumba classes. My children were still in school and taking up much of my time and it just wasn't meant to be at that time. Power Cut, step, aerobics, and any dance-type classes were "my thing" and Zumba DVD's at home. I am surprised they still play!


Once I became Licensed to teach Zumba in April of 2010, and my Zumba Fitness journey began in earnest, not just with classes as an attendee, I dropped a few more pounds bringing my total to 80 pounds lost. I am now more lean and toned and athletically built than I have ever been. I am now Licensed to teach Zumba (Basic 1 & Basic 2), Zumba Toning and Zumba 4 Kids (Zumba for kids ages 4-12). I've attended Zumba Convention in 2011 and 2012 to further my Zumba education. I've attended many Master Classes (not only for fun but education...but honestly, mainly for FUN!). I am also licensed in Zumba Sentao (using a chair, and trust don't use the chair for sitting!). I've completed my AFAA Group Fitness Certification and in April of 2016 I became a certified Personal Trainer through NASM. I am also a Strong by Zumba instructor.

Fast forward to the present, I have opened my own fitness studio, Hi NRG Fitness Studio. I teach Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D. and other exercise formats as well. The growing process is just beginning! :)

Do I love Zumba? I think I can safely say yes...It is my stress relief, my refuge, my fun, my mood enhancer. I'm so thankful to have a loving and supportive husband that allows me to spend the time needed to follow my dreams. Oh wait...I mentioned "mood enhancer"...maybe THIS is why he is so supportive! LOL :) He says "You can't help but to be happy when you're listening to the makes you smile and want to wonder you love it so!" and he is so right. And not only that, but I've met some of my favorite people through can't beat that! :) When someone asked me "Does ZUMBA really work??" I jump on the chance to say "YES! This is how I maintain my 80 pound weight loss!"

So until further notice, I will be rockin' the Zumba tunes with anyone who wants to Party with me. SHAKE, WIGGLE & GIGGLE...if you're not smiling when you walk in the door, I hope you're sweat drenched & smiling when you leave. :)

Zumba Love & Hugs!

I'm Qualified to Teach:

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • STRONG by ZumbaSTRONG by Zumba
    License to teach Strong by Zumba classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.