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Meet Julie Golden of JulieZ Just Dance in San Fernando Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julie Golden.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have always loved to dance! In my 20’s, I was part of a large Salsa club which incorporated styles such as salsa, merengue and more in Israel.

In my 30’s, I got married and moved to the stat. I had my first baby it was amazing, but I had to lose 70 lbs. I was looking for the best cardio class, but I didn’t find a class that will keep me going every day!

Until one day, I discovered Zumba®. It was still in its infancy, but I immediately realized its potential. The energy is always insane! It’s fun! It’s screaming for more!!! Zumba fitness program quickly became my passion!!!

I lost wight very fast – 3 delivers in a row, I lost weight with ZUMBA!

I became a certified Zumba® instructor and developed an after-school Zumba kids program that is taught in a fun, enriching and supportive environment. It cultivates self-awareness, confidence, creativity, positive body image, leadership skills and team work through dance.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Since dancing was my passion and kids inspires me, I totally believed the program is going to be a success!!!

Every parent will agree – we all need to teach our future generation a healthy lifestyle. And, this is the main goal of my program.

I didn’t struggle – I call it challenges, that’s how you learn to become a better version of your self!

We facing lessons all the time – life supposes to be dynamic and fool of colors. We are here to enjoy and to dance in the rain! 🙂

Please tell us about JulieZ Just Dance.
My business is me! I’m the business! That’s why I don’t like to call it a business! 🙂

I see more than a 100 kids per week – we are dancing, exercising, working on our balance and muscles get ready for our Zumba show! But the most important thing is what happens underneath the surface.

For me, dancing is the way to get to the kids, to be able to see them for what they are. To listen to them, to understand their feelings, this is the only way to lead them to a healthy lifestyle inside and out.

My Specialists:

Zumba® gold/beginners (including wheelchair)
Zumba®kids junior

Through the years, I build a performing group – and, I take the group to be part of very big events on big stages like:
Clippers halftime show
Independence day show
Opening Dodgers game (hopefully we can do it the first time this year)
TTW Michael Jackson thriller – outdoor show in Halloween

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing! When one is doing what he wants and loves out of passion he has no regrets!

Every little thing that happens in our past is a little piece of our puzzle, of who we become, the shape of us!

Even if we make mistakes this is the way to learn – and I believe experiences make you a better teacher and parent!

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