Elena Kibasova got a fresh chance at a healthy life after undergoing Lap-Band surgery in 2008 (and a revision to the VGS in 2013 due to complications) at a top weight of 305lbs. Through continuous participation in weight loss surgery forums, support groups, and conferences over the last eight years, she has realized that in order to maintain her 150lb weight loss, she has to take a holistic approach to her health.
This means maintaining a balanced combination of healthy eating, healthy thoughts and healthy movement. Along her journey, the most difficult piece has been trying to find the motivation to consistently exercise. Her ultimate goal was to become passionate about fitness.
Two years ago, Elena found her passion after attending her first Zumba class. Since then, not a week has gone by without at least once dance party! In 2014, she became a licensed Zumba instructor and has enjoyed motivating others through dance fitness. She now also plays hockey in a league which she had to give up doing in her youth because of her weight. Her motto: who says exercise has to be boring? Elena lives in Plymouth, MN with her blue-eyed toddler Andrey. She teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba.
Fitness Activity: Saturday 4:30pm – 5:20pm, Royal A
Let’s Dance – Zumba Fitness Class
It’s time to join the Zumba party! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that keeps millions coming back for more. All fitness levels are welcome, as the choreographed moves can be modified for each individual. All you need is a willingness to let loose and have fun!