Hi there, I'm Pearl and I teach a great range of classes in Wimbledon Park, Mitcham and Wimbledon in South West London.
There are the high energy Zumba Fitness classes you are probably familiar with...
then there are my lower impact Zumba Gold classes for anyone who wants a low impact workout (especially suitable for the over 50s).
I also run weekly Zumba Gold chair classes for those who would like a chair for support - on Monday 1pm at Wimbledon Park Hall and on Wednesday at 11:30am in Mitcham.
For more details and maps of classes click the Classes tab above. For weekly timetable updates and news click on the Pearl Escapes tab above and then Pearl's Blog.
I know that a lot of people worry about their fitness, dance ability, co-ordination or even age, so rest assured I have all ages and abilities in my classes and my job is not to judge you but to support you whatever your fitness goals. I am a firm believer that anyone can do it when it comes to Zumba!
My classes are all about having fun and enjoying our "exercise in disguise" and I'm happy to welcome new members. Just give me a call on 07770 846 284 if you want to check availability for any of my classes.
Most classes will also get you signatures on my unique Reward Cards. As you fill them up you'll get rewards that get bigger and bigger, from Zumba wristbands to T-shirts and vest tops.
For more information you can visit my personal website by clicking the link to Pearl Escapes above.
If you're wondering what all the Brownie type badges are on this page, they simply explain some of the training and events that I've done.
I have completed the Zumba Core training, which focuses on those abs that are a popular target area for many people (and don't worry we work them in Zumba Gold too!)
I've also completed the Zumba Glutes training for the thigh and bottom area - another popular target area and, like our core, essential for maintaining a healthy back (and again we work this area in Zumba Gold!)
Zumba with Burst is a great way to get an even higher impact workout use HIIT techniques, which I can incorporate into all my classes.
I've also attended Zumba Convention in Florida in 2013 in 2014, Zumba London Conference in 2012, Zumba Instructor Academy in Germany in 2014 - fantastic events from which I've learned so much, which I then bring back to my own classes.
PS is for Pro Skills, which is all about presentation skills and how to encourage and support people in my class even better, so that everyone, especially newcomers, has a really great time.
Six of the badges are my trainings to teach Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr. (these two are represented by the K badge), Zumba Toning and Zumba Gold-Toning. The B2 badge is for Basic Steps 2.
(Just for your peace of mind I also have my Level 2 Aqua, CRB check and my First Aid certificate!)
My newest badge is for Plate by Zumba - our new healthy eating plan which is great to keep me fit and energised to teach you and which I coach as an online class.
If you're looking for someone to come and demonstrate Zumba or organise an event I can help! I've taught many, many different styles of event from children's birthday parties to Zumbathon charity events, special needs charity classes, PE lessons in schools, themed master classes such as Halloween, Bellydancing, Christmas, Caribbean... and I've even been privileged to have participated at major events as part of London 2012, dancing in Trafalgar Square twice!
Oh and don't forget you can also catch up with me on Facebook or Twitter.
I hope to see you in my class very soon!