Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand, founded in 2001, that fuses fitness, culture and entertainment into an exhilarating, dance-fitness, whole body workout sensation! Zumba classes are exercise in disguise that glues a smile to your face that sticks. Here at Sophia's you can experience the fitness party with our very own Zumba instructor Hollie Newell.

Hollie Newell is a fully licensed, insured and legal Zumba instructor and part of ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network). She completed her dream of moving to Spain in 2013 and hasn't looked back since, especially as she can carry on with her passion of dance and fitness here in Spain.

Hollie started dancing when she was only 2 years old, attending the same dance school for 16 years competing in various competitions, shows, demonstrations and even being asked to perform at the U.T.D (United Teachers of Dance) exam board annual meeting. At 14 years of age she came 2nd in the U.T.D championship, competing against more than 200 other dancers from other dance schools all over Britain. She has also completed during 16 years, lots of different U.T.D Examinations in tap, modern, acrobatics and ballet; at her dance school she also studied Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance. She was also rewarded with the award of excellence gaining the highest mark for one of her examinations in Tap.

Finishing secondary school and passing her GCSEs she decided that she would like to pursue her career in dance therefore went on to further dance training at Dance College for two years, here she studied Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet even further and came out with Triple Distinction*.

Having finished college she then came to Spain and qualified as a Zumba Instructor and found out that she didn't only love to dance, but loved to watch others dance her routine with her in front of the mirror.