Jennifer Laursen


Since Dec 2010



About Me

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party, thats moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest and most successful dance-fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries. 

Jennifer graduated with a BA from Seattle University in Humanities, was an International Model for many years, and now is a wife and mother of three. She is a certified Health Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, and Power Yoga Teacher, 200-RYT. She and her husband also make triathlon wetsuits, apparel and carbon fiber bikes for their companies' Synergy Sport and Gray. (

Jennifer is a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, who teaches dynamic and invigorating Zumba Fitness classes in California, and Mexico. She is licensed for Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold-Toning, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids Jr., and STRONG by Zumba. Her energetic, fun-loving, and engaging personality in combination with her sassy, easy to follow routines, and often night club atmosphere make her classes a party that you won't want to miss! Jennifer loves every moment of teaching her classes, and Zumba Fitness is such a blessing in her life. In the past she always had a drive for staying fit, but only loved the feeling of working out when the workout was over. Now with Zumba Fitness, she feels the incredible energy running through her and being in shape is just a welcomed bonus! Zumba changed her outlook on fitness substantially, into a healthier attitude that being and getting fit should be fun! Not only does Jennifer fulfill her passion for dance, but sharing it with everyone allows her to inspire others and provide a safe environment where they can party the entire time!

Jennifer travels between South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and LA, California, mainly, and continues her training on an ongoing basis. She has enjoyed attending numerous jam sessions from all over the state and visiting instructors as well, enjoying all different styles of choreography.   She attends master classes, supporting instructors and their events.

Jennifer held the opening party for the 2012 Stanford Healthy Living Retreat for Women in Lake Tahoe. She ran the first ZUMBA week for Rancho La Puerta Spa in November 2013, rated the Worlds Best Destination Spa by Travel and Leisure. She continues to teach each summer at Rancho la Puerta for family week. Jennifer teaches at the Pavilion in Fairfax, CA, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

200- RYT
AFAA certified
CPR/AED certified


  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • STRONG by ZumbaSTRONG by Zumba
    License to teach Strong by Zumba classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.