Armando is a licensed Zumba® instructor since 2013 and an Ace Fitness Group Certified Instructor since 2017. His love of music and dance got him started on the road to fitness when he stepped into his first Zumba® class. He is a former beginner ballroom dancer and competitor, which complements his teaching. All it takes is one class with Armando to see that he truly enjoys moving to the music! When Armando is not dancing, he likes to continue to work on his own fitness journey by working out six days a week and running on days he is not dancing.
Where did MANDOMANIA begin?
Armando started teaching Zumba® in his hometown of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 2013 and it changed his life. The music, the moves, the people, the smiles, the joy, and the health benefits tugged at his heart and it has been an ongoing party ever since! When the time came for Armando to move on to new adventures, and as he planned his last class at Paper City Fitness, he had no idea what was about to unfold. As he was teaching, the participants who were all wearing sweat shirts and sweaters, proceeded to take their outer clothing off to reveal a wonderful gift. They all wore shirts that read #mandomania. Armando was excited to start a new adventure, but he was also sad to leave his PCF family. But looking out at the sea of smiling faces wearing those #mandomania t-shirts, Armando knew his PCF family would forever be in his heart. Hence, the name MANDOMANIA Fitness!