9801 Donna Klein Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
561-852-3200

Meet Our Instructors


KAMARIE ANDREWS

Kamarie has been dancing since the age of 5. He has always felt a special connection with music and the feeling it brings him to move. In September of 2013, he became Zumba Certified and has never felt happier. Learning how to make others feel amazing by incorporating dance with fitness has become Kamarie’s passion. He believes dance is in everyone if you just take the time to find the rhythm within and believe in yourself.
Zumba

ANDREA ARAUJO

Andrea comes from Brazil and is a certified Zumba instructor, who has attended the Zumba Conventions from 2009-2014. She was part of the Zumbathon, performing as a Samba dancer with Beto Perez (creator/founder of Zumba), as well as a back up dancer at the Belly Dance performance. In 2013, she was part of the Zumba crew that performed at the Lo Nuestro Awards, Miami, dancing with the Latin Pop singer Pitbull. She enjoys making her students feel all the amazing energy and positive vibration of Zumba.
Zumba

GAIL BANK

Gail has been involved in Fitness and Sports her whole live, being an avid competitive tennis player, outdoor enthusiast, gym rat and yoga student. After taking many Spinning classes over the years, she decided to get into the drivers’ seat and become an instructor. Gail became certified in Spinning through Madd Dog Athletics in 2010, and following that she became a certified Spin Power instructor as well. Gail is now a Certified Star Level 1 instructor. Her class goals are for her students to have fun, work hard, sweat and use mind over matter to work their bodies to their maximum potential.

FABIO BARROS

Fabio Barros started his career in 1992 as a dancer in Brazil. Since 2009, Fabio has been traveling across the United States teaching dance classes, dance workshops and performing as a dancer and choreographer. Fabio has taught at the Zumba Convention, the Brazilian Carnival Workshop, the 2013 Zumba Conference and the Flamenco Fever Workshop.
Zumba

SEPTEMBER CHRISTOS
Wellness Coordinator

September has been cultivating her fitness career for more than 28 years. She began fitness management and expanded her education to include every new exercise genre being offered in most fitness centers. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor. September holds additional Certifications and extensive trainings in Yoga, Spinning, Rep Reebok, Step, Reebok Slide, Weight Room Training, Silver Sneakers and Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch, Lite & Lively, Young at Heart, Original Joseph Pilates Method, Stott Pilates, Body Sculpting, Box Training, Boot Camp and Bosu classes, Resistance/Stability Ball, Mat Stretching, Circuit Training, Aquatics Classes, Interval Training, Tabata Workouts, and many types of fusion classes. She is very happy in the group exercise setting and really enjoys sharing fitness and a healthy lifestyle with her clients and friends. September is very excited to be the Wellness Coordinator for the Levis JCC.

SAMIRA DAMASCENO

Samira brings a life-long passion for dance and Zumba to the Levis JCC. A native of Brazil, Samira has danced ballet and samba. She has been teaching Zumba for nearly 4 years and enjoys sharing the spirit, fun and excitement of the Zumba movement with her students.
Zumba

ROMERO DAVIS

Romero has been training in the Martial Arts and Fitness Cardio for more than 30 years. His specialties include boxing, kickboxing, fitness kickboxing, Muay Thai, M.M.A Weight Training and Street Combat Self Defense. Romero takes great pride in sharing his knowledge and taking a “high energy, motivating, never give up” approach when teaching and training others. Romero feels truly blessed to be able to do what he loves and love what he does!

MOISES LIMA

Moises Lima is a native Brazilian. After earning his Bachelor degree in Physical Education, he continued his pursuits in fitness by becoming a certified instructor in various fitness styles as well as in personal training. He is also a trainer and referee certified by Brazilian Confederation of Triathlon and teaches Pump, Combat, Jam, Jump, Vive and Flow.
Body Blast, Hatha Yoga, Jump and Pump, Mish Mash, YogaLaTai

ESTI MANN

Born in Israel, Esti became the first Reggae DJ with many popular radio shows. She began studying fitness with her own private guru in Tel Aviv and was asked to come to Mexico to be a DJ. After her time in Mexico, she came to the USA and obtained her Personal Trainer and Group Instructor certifications and began teaching, spinning, body sculpting, Yoga, Zumba and stretch. Esti’s biggest passion is to help people learn the life style best fit for them.
Mind/Body

MJ MERMER

MJ began her dance career at age 7 and performed with the Plaza Dance Studio in Tap, Ballet, and Jazz until she was twenty. She studied under Mary Pilates and received her certificate in Original Pilates. MJ is an accomplished and classically certified Pilates practitioner who owned and operated "Pilates by MJ" in Coral Springs for eleven years. She is also a certified Life-Coach and has produced and sold her fitness videos to a worldwide audience. MJ now teaches Pilates and fitness throughout Palm Beach County.

BETHE MIDLER

Beth has worked at the Levis JCC since 1985 as a camp counselor, teacher, camp director and now exercise instructor. In 2003 she was determined to get healthy. After losing 147 pounds with gastric bypass, her daughter began at Zale and she got into the Fitness Center and on the road to health. With the encouragement of the Fitness Center Staff, Bethe lost more than 60 pounds. She discovered her love for the group fitness classes and a special love for Spinning. Bethe became Spinning certified in 2012 and started subbing almost immediately. Within 3 months she was teaching her own class at the J once a week. Bethe credits her healthy body and mind to the amazing people at the Levis JCC Fitness Center. Bethe is a Health and Wellness Coach, teaches Silver Sneakers, Cardio Core Classes, Tai Chi, Teen Fitness and her first love… SPINNING!

ANDRE QUINTELA

Andre was a featured artist and soloist with renowned shows on Broadway, such as Fosse, 4 Few Good Men…Dancing and worked with the Radio City Rockettes. He has also appeared on TV with many artists including Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins and Patti Labelle. Andre is the Artistic Director of Dzi Fossettes, a company of artists influenced by Bob Fosse’s brilliant style with a splash of Brazilian flavor. Andre has recently become Zumba Certified and is incorporating all of his creative styles of dance into his routine.
Zumba

MARCIA RABINOWITZ

Marcia is a member of the Yoga Alliance and a practicing yogi of 25 years. She is confident in her ability to teach students of all levels and learning styles such as Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation. Marcia emphasizes strength, flexibility and balance in her classes. Marcia inspires her students to have a positive mental attitude and to strive for balance and harmony in their lives.
Mind/Body

JENNIFER RUDNICK

Jennifer is a Spinning Instructor and Certified Health Coach. She has been spinning for 15 years and received her certification in 2011. She became a health coach in 2012 after changing her diet. She is here to help people achieve any goal they have.
Spinning


SABAH SAOUD

Sabah, European and American certified and a member of the Yoga Alliance, has studied and experienced many styles of yoga, learning from a variety of teachers, including Deepak Chopra. She is certified as an Instructor in the Science of Yoga and also holds certificates in Reiki I, Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga, Silver Sneakers Weights, Strength and Range of Movements (WSROM) and Yoga especially created for people with MS.
Hatha Yoga, Yoga Fusion

PAMELA SERENA

Pamela received her first fitness instructor certification in Milan, Italy, where she taught classes from 1988 to 2000. Later in Thailand, she was introduced to the study and discipline of Yoga which soon became her passion. Pamela is certified as an AFAA Group Instructor, ACSM Personal Trainer, PIA Pilates Mat Certification, Yoga Instructor (200 hours Yoga Alliance) and as a Specialized Personal Trainer with Fitness Institute International.
Hatha Yoga, Pilatesculpt, Super Sculpt

LORI TEPER

Lori Teper has been in the fitness industry personal training and teaching fitness classes for over 8 years. Classes she has taught include Body Sculpting, Hips Abs Buns and Thighs, Strictly Abs, and her favorite, Body Blast. “It has been extremely rewarding watching clients and members improve the quality of their lives through fitness.”
Body Blast

GRETCHEN THOMAS

Gretchen believes that making you a knowledgeable and safe exerciser provides a more effective training regimen. In both her group classes and personal training sessions, she strives to provide a variety of training modalities. You will always receive a full body balanced workout utilizing a full range of equipment including (but not limited to) Conditioning Ropes, Kettlebells, Bosu, Bender and Resistance Balls, Medicine Balls, Resistance Bands, Reebok Bars, and Reebok Step. Gretchen is pro-active and results oriented with the ability to develop an appropriate scope of strategies to produce results! She has been Group Exercise certified for 25 years and Personal Training certified for 10 years. Put her experience to work for you! BODY BEAUTIFUL WITH GRETCHEN “because getting in shape is a beautiful thing!”