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Jacqueline Houtman


My secret fitness identity is JJ. All my life I've loved dancing. In college, while studying biology, I used to sneak out of the lab through an underground tunnel to the theater for rehearsals. I left the lab for good after earning a PhD and now I work as a freelance science writer and children's author. My job gives me a schedule flexible enough to allow me to attend as many dance fitness classes as I can. I finally took the plunge in 2016 and became licensed to teach Zumba, then Zumba Gold in 2017. I also obtained my AFAA group fitness instructor certification. I am a huge Bhangra fan, so when a BollyX training came to Wisconsin, I jumped on it. Dance fitness is my happy place, and I am determined to share its physical, mental, social, and emotional benefits with my class participants, no matter what their age or ability.

BollyX member since February 2018

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Twitter: jjhoutman

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