"Hi my name is Tina and I'm 41 years old. I have been in Zumba classes with Kristine in just short of a year. I was 201 pounds when I first met the greatest Zumba instructor ever! I have now lost, to date, 87 pounds and counting! I'm in the best health due to her, her great classes, and my will to lose weight! I can't thank her and Zumba enough for my success !"
"Kristine's strong commitment to Zumba and to her students is what inspires me the most. The outstanding original choreography that she produces for our classes shows how much time she invests to ensure that her classes never get repetitive or boring. Even more impressive is the time she takes to maintain a Facebook group page for her students. Here she posts encouraging messages to us almost every day, and the page has enabled us students to become a "Zumba family." Kristine's enthusiasm and professionalism establish a positive atmosphere in her classes, and make attending them a pleasure every time. She gets to know all of her regular students, so attending her classes feels like going dancing with friends. She even slashes Zumba shirts for us. I have attended Zumba classes in big cities like New York City and Manila (Philippines), and found that none of them compare to the work that Kristine does in Erie, PA. She has fueled my passion for dance, for Zumba, and for a healthy lifestyle!"
--Aileen Wang, assistant professor of art history
"I moved to Erie from Louisiana in July of 2011. Moving isn't easy to say the least and although working from home would be great; there wouldn't be any social interaction. I knew I wanted to get back to Zumba since I enjoyed my classes in Louisiana. I wasn't sure if I would find a class that would challenge me like the ones in LA...man was I wrong!! Kristine not only challenges me but pushes me to another level of working out. Her classes are so much fun that you forget you are working out. Thanks to her I've lost 15 lbs, several inches, and I'm in the best shape of my life. Never before have I looked forward to working out. Kristine is not only a fantastic instructor, but she's also become a wonderful friend. Much love and gratitude. Peace, Love, Zumba!!"
--Sandra Leonard, Reimbursement Specialist
"I want everyone to know what Zumba has meant to me: I have never thought I would stick to it for as long as I have. I now have such self confidence that I never had before. This is something I don't think I will ever quit, it makes me feel so young. Kristine is so amazing and was born to do this, but not only that, she cares about everybody that comes through that door. She always has a smile on her face, no matter how hard her day could’ve been. Her energy is through the roof and she inspires me to do things I didn't think were possible. I not only found an instructor, I found a friend."
"To whom it may concern: Every time I go shopping or get a compliment on how great I look, I automatically think of Kristine! I could have never done it without her! Today, I bought two pairs of pants for work at Aeropostale Outlet (size 1/2 short). When I first started Zumba classes, I was a size 6/8! Thanks, Kristine!!"
"Where do I begin?! Zumba with Kristine has transformed me- body and mind! I started taking class with Kristine about 7 months ago and it has been one of the best decisions I have made (I'm not one to stick with things). I would rather Zumba than run on a treadmill or take a Zumba Toning class than mindlessly lift weights at the gym. I can now see definition in my abdominals and waist line, my booty doesn't jiggle quite as much as it used to, and although I don't weigh myself I can tell a huge difference in the fit of my clothes. I haven't changed much about my lifestyle except adding in Zumba 2-3 times a week plus supplementing class with Zumba Fitness Kinect video games (no diets, no other workouts- purely Zumba!). Following along and learning new songs is also good at stimulating your mind and making you think in ways you normally might not. Kristine has energy that is so contagious I find myself anxiously waiting for the next class (I would go everyday if I could!). I love the Latin edge she brings to every class. Kristine is also one of the most caring and compassionate people I know- she really cares about her students. One class and you'll be hooked!"
--Katie Smyklo, co-owner of Smyklo Photo