Ms. Speltz is a fitness instructor and dance enthusiast. She has been teaching group exercise, including dance fitness, for over 16 years. Her love of dance began early with 10 years of ballet and modern dance classes at The Ballet School, founded by Stephanie Valencia Kierlin in Winona, MN. Her passion for fitness was sparked later by her mother, who taught step aerobics at a local gym. Looking to combine her interests, she started teaching dance fitness in 2001. Since her initial AFAA group fitness licensure, Speltz has become certified to teach body sculpting, step aerobics, BOSU training, aqua fitness, cardio kickboxing, Barre Conditioning, CardioSport, Zumba, and Les Mills International’s BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, and BODYJAM programs. Since moving to Boston in 2007, she has taught at multiple gyms, including Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women and Boston Sports Clubs. Her goal when teaching is not only to provide a great workout but to help her participants let go of everything outside the studio so they can simply enjoy the opportunity to move and dance.