Our co-founder and lead instructor, Jennifer, received her Zumba certification in 2006 and started her first Zumba classes at Pure Platinum Fitness in Kingsville, Texas. She relocated to Corpus Christi in 2008 and continued teaching at The Dance Center. After people began asking about what Zumba is, classes went from 15 people to double that the following week due to word of mouth and success of women actually shedding up to 9 pounds in just one week! Shortly after, Jennifer was joined by her mother, Esmeralda (Esmie) Megee. As a mother-daughter team, their classes grew to over 120 people, so they decided to form ZUMAMA in December of 2009. There are now a total of 7 certified Zumba instructors, and each one of them has their own success story with ZUMAMA.