About us
We want you to love working out!, to Dance, Have Fun and Get Fit!
We thrive upon giving our students an extraordinary experience every time they attend a class. Using fun, motivating music and creative/easy-to- learn choreographies, we make sure everyone leaves our Zumba classes wearing big smiles and dripping sweat!  

Our Mission
Our mission is to help people improve their health, get in shape, and feel better about themselves while having fun.

    Marcela Alva‘s passion for dance
    began as a young girl. Born and raised
    in Peru, at the age of four she was
    enrolled in Ballet School where she
    studied classical Ballet for nine years.
    She also studied and trained in Latin
    Rhythms and Peruvian Folk Dances.

     Marcela continued her passion for
    dance in college. While pursuing a
    Business Degree, she enrolled in Latin
    and Folk dance classes as part of her
    elective course curriculum.   She
    developed a diverse variety of in Dance
    rhythms and skills, including: Salsa,
    Merengue and Cha-Cha.

    She moved to Boston, MA in 2001
    where she started teaching private
    Latin Dance classes. Marcela always
    has believed that combining dancing as
    a form of exercise with proper nutrition
    results in a balanced and healthy
    lifestyle; therefore, in 2004 she decided
    to study Holistic Health and became a
    Reiki Practitioner. She then moved to
    San Diego, CA in 2006 where she
    started her Reiki Practice.

    In 2008, Marcela become Certified as 
    Zumba Instructor at the IDEA National
    Convention in Los Angeles, CA. 

  Knowing that the “Zumba movement” was helping thousands of people to get fit and healthy 
  through dancing, she started her own career as a Zumba instructor. She currently teaches Zumba
  at The Hammond Studio of Dance, The Gym in Del Mar and L.A Fitness. She also continues to teach
  Latin Dance throughout San Diego.

  Marcela is a gifted and skillful dancer; It is her true passion and commitment to Dance and Health
  which has led her to help hundreds of people attain healthy lifestyles through dancing.

Marcela Alva - Certified Zumba & Latin Dance Instructor

Encinitas Location: 535 Encinitas Blv. Suite 100 Encinitas, CA 92024

  Graciela Korch’ desire and passion to
   dance began as a little girl. Born and raised in
   Peru, her whole world as a young girl became
   dancing, gymnastic, track and field, sports and

   She studied ballet for many years, also studied and
   practiced Peruvian Folk Dance in the National
   University of Trujillo, Peru, where she was born.

   Graciela traveled annually abroad Brazil, USA, or
   Germany to keep up with the latest certifications and
   trends in fitness. For many years she instructed salsa
   aerobics, among several other fitness programs.

   At the age of 23, she and a partner opened their own 
   gym, offering many different classes. The Latin 
   dance group exercise classes were the most popular.
   The business grew fast and was a success.

   A few years later she moved to USA and got married.
   Now as a mother, living in San Diego, California she
   continues working as a fitness instructor, and is
   certified in The L.A Idea World Convention as a
   Zumba Instructor since 2009.

   In 2009, she also enrolled in the fitness specialist
   program at Mesa College completing the course with
   very high grades.


A final note of interest, Graciela's most recent athletic accomplishment was a first place finish in the women’s 29-39 category and fifth place overall in the 2009 La Jolla Half Marathon.

Serving: Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Oceanside Areas.
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