Jazzercise Oakville Fitness

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INSTRUCTOR

Maureen Perkovic | Jazzercise Oakville Ontario
Maureen Perkovic
Certified Jazzercise Instructor & Class Owner
Office:
905-601-6097

I have been teaching Jazzercise for … 10 years and it feels fabulous.

I became a Jazzercise instructor because … I love to eat dessert!

Something you may not know about me is … I love to hoola hoop!

In my future life, I will … be married to George Clooney. Now, I wait for him to realize it too!

My favourite summer treat is … cotton candy at the CNE!

Right now, my favourite artist is … Meghan Trainor.

The thing I love most about my workout is … how good it makes me feel, second only to the wonderful friends I have made at Jazzercise.

When I am not working out … I love to bake.

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTORS

Karen Clarke
Associate Instructor

A motto I live by is… “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”

The move in class I love to hate is … the shimmy! I lack the equipment I need for a good shimmy, but have all I need for a good shake.

Right now, my favourite routine is … any routine that is performed by a MALE country singer. I have come to love cowboys and their boots!

The burning question I have for anyone new that I meet is … “So, have you never heard of JAZZERCISE?”

My favourite things to shop for are … BOOTS! I love boots.

My favourite way to shop … online! Because I can do it in my pyjamas!!!

Karen Sheen
Associate Instructor

In my former life, I … worked in banking, which I disliked, and advertising, which I loved. Oh, and I used to have time to read books which I also really enjoyed…hmmm.

Right now, my favourite jam is … anything from Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor or Jess Glynne – and the list goes on and on!

The move in class that I most love to hate is … knees up jogs. Nothing gets my little heart pumpin’ faster!

My favourite hobby, hands down, is … Jazzercise, of course! Also love me some Sodoku when I get a little downtime.

My favourite veggie is … LOVE ‘em all! No exceptions.

My favourite indulgences are … salty chips and white wine, deep fried pickles and chocolate.

My three greatest passions are … Life, Love & Happiness (which translates nicely into family, friends and Jazzercie :)

My personal pet peeve is … shopping for clothes. (What? I know!)

A motto I live by (or three or four) … “Love is all we need.”; “A simple life is a good life.”; "Cake is overrated"; “We really can have it all – we just have to work for it!”

Two things I keep working on are … finding balance and learning how to dance in the rain.

Nicole Sheen
Associate Instructor

I became a Jazzercise Instructor because … of my passion for dance, group fitness, and moving my body. A good sweat can truly cure just about anything!

Something you may not know about me is … I’m currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University, pursuing a degree in Psychology. I plan to continue my education to fulfill my life-long goal to become an elementary school teacher.

My favourite vegetable is … sugar snap peas (I could eat a whole bag!)

My favourite junk-food is … ice cream, chocolate, home-made cookies (in case you haven’t guessed, I have a HUGE sweet tooth!)

My personal pet peeve would, hands down, be … listening to the sound of people chewing in an otherwise quiet room! …right?!

A motto I live by is … “Push yourself, because no one is going to do it for you.”

Mona Shousha Jazzercise Oakville
Mona Shousha
Associate Instructor

I have been teaching Jazzercise for … 3+years. It feels like a dance party

I became a Jazzercise instructor because … it made me feel really good about myself and it helped me to guide others to live stronger, happier lives.

Something you may not know about me is … I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids ages 11 & 8.

My favourite colour is … BLUE!

When I am not working out … I cook for my family and volunteer whenever & wherever needed.

My most embarrassing moment was … when I once got caught in the dressing room practicing one of my routines :)

A motto to live by is … “If you believe, you are half way there.”

Kelly Thakkar
Associate Instructor

I have been teaching Jazzercise for … 5+ years and it feels like the best dance party ever…every time!

I became an instructor because … once I tried it, I got hooked and had to go all in.

The move in class that I most love to hate is … A good ol’ fashioned PLANK!

Something you may not know about me is … I got arrested in the former Soviet Union…seriously. Let’s have a coffee and swap stories!

In my former life, I … taught school and led a Jr. High ministry. Now I learn Jazzercise routines and still work with kids!

The thing I love most about my workout is … burning quads, second only to SMILES from those in class!

When I am not working out, I love … getting my hands dirty in the garden!

My three greatest passions in life are … Jesus, dancing and my kids ... a tall extra hot flat white is a close 4th :)

When I hear SWEAT, I think … don’t judge me, I do it a LOT!

If I had to guess, I’d say I am best known for … leaving my water bottle in class, or a coat, or a towel. You name it, I forget it!

Sue Turchet
Sue Turchet
Associate Instructor

I have been teaching Jazzercise for … five years and it feels… energizing!

Something you may not know about me is … I played soccer from age 15-55. Also, I’ve lived in England, Denmark and Canada.

In my former life, I … worked for IBM. Now, I… teach Jazzercise!

My favourite hobby is … reading a good book, preferably outside.

The thing I love most about my workout is … feeling I’m amongst friends, second only to…feeling stronger and fitter.

When I am not working out, I love to … spend time with family and friends.

My three greatest passions in life are … my family and friends; being at my parents’ cottage and going into Algonquin Park every day, and activities like Jazzercise, soccer, hockey and walks in the woods. (Editor’s note: that’s more than 3, you passionate thang, you! )

My most embarrassing moment was … falling off the stage while teaching. All I could think, as I was falling, was how embarrassing this was and that I had to get back up on that stage quickly because I needed to cue an upcoming change.

Three things on my bucket list are … to see Australia/New Zealand; take my mum on a holiday, and basically see more of the world.

A motto I live by is … "If you are nice to other people, they are usually nice back." compliments of my dad.