Meet Your Instructor: Jessica Quande

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Jessica Quande

Going by her last name (since 3rd grade!), Quande is a born and raised Washington native. Growing up, she found her love for dance while on the cheer team in high school. Dance Fitness stole her heart after taking her first Zumba class back in 2010. Since getting involved with Dance Fitness, Quande has lost over 120 pounds and found fitness to be a way of life. She has traveled the US teaching Master Classes and enjoys being able to mentor other Dance Fitness Instructors.

Be ready to get your sweat on in Quande’s Dance Fitness class! Her class allows you to experience all types of music and choreographed movement through different styles of dance. She incorporates cardio and toning exercises that will boost your health and wellness journey. She’s known for her “woot woots” and “AYEs” so do not expect a quiet class! She enjoys inspiring and motivating students to reach their fitness goals while encouraging them to believe they can do anything they want to do. Every class is always started on a positive note: “I GOT THIS, YOU GOT THIS, WE GOT THIS”.


When you aren’t at CFit, what do you do?
Follow fitness! I recently left my full time corporate job to engulf myself in the fitness industry.

 
 
How did you discover dance fitness and what do you love most about it?
I found my love for dance while on the cheer team in high school. Dance Fitness stole my heart after taking my first Zumba class back in 2010! I love that it allows you to experience all types of music and choreographed movement through different styles of dance.
 
 
 
What’s your favorite way to spend a day or night off?
Usually socializing and hanging out with my friends. My days stay very busy so getting quality time with them and having some fun is a great way to close out the week.
 
 
 
 

What is something not many people know about you? 
I am a Disneyland fanatic! If I could go every weekend, I would!

 
If you could instantly master any skill/superpower/talent/knowledge, what would it be?
Speaking another language or singing!!! When I hear others speaking in any other language I am always in awe. I took 3 years of Spanish in high school and unfortunately only remember a couple words. Music is a passion of mine and I wish I had the voice to go along with it!
 
 
 
What are you most passionate about in life?
People. This passion grew overtime. There is no better feeling than helping others.
 
 
 
 
Any good movies/books/bands/foods/discoveries lately that you’d recommend?
The Chieftain over in Capital Hill! Best Taco Tuesday around!
 
 
 
 
What else would you want to share with people about you or your class?
I am a loud one! Taking my class for the first time, be ready for all the “woot woots” and “ayyyyes!” I am big on encouragement and motivating those around you. There will be high fives and “good jobs” galore. We start every class on a positive note by using words of affirmation such as, “I got this, you got this, we got this.”

 

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