Fitness Professional living in Santa Monica. She has always been a fitness enthusiast, but found a passion for Zumba as she quickly reaped the benefits of weight loss. She became a Zumba instructor because she wanted to help others reach their health goals. In November 2010, she quit her full time job in non-profit to become a full time Zumba Fitness Instructor. Deirdra’s devoted students share that her high intensity Zumba classes are fun, easy, and provide an effective total body workout! In December of 2011, Deirdra added Pilates to her list of certifications completing a program through the Physical Mind Institute.

Deirdra takes genuine interest in the health goals of her students. Often becoming more of a friend or a health coach than just their group fitness instructor. Motivated to inspire her students even more, she made a commitment to train for a fitness competition. In February 2012, she began her journey as a Fitness Bikini Competitor. Deirdra is AFAA certified in Personal Training and Group Fitness. She holds a Bachelors Degree from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Health Education from CSUN.

Visit her online at www.deirdramartinez.com