Julie Schatz

I am passionate in my role as a a FITNESS PROFESSIONAL, leading others and sharing the love of dance, strength and flexibility training and overall fitness in both group and private sessions. I am a Licensed ZUMBA Instructor and lead group classes for ages 6-100! I am especially gifted at connecting with senior adults and am a Functional Aging Institute Certified Specialist (personal trainer for baby boomers and ages 65+) as well as a Certified American Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program leader. Currently I teach Zumba in Culver City and Santa Monica and am available to lead private, small or large group Zumba Fitness classes.

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About Me


  • BS, Recreation Administration, Csu Fresno

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
Zumba® - Zumba® Kids & Zumba® Kids Jr
Zumba® - Zumbatomic®
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Zumba® - Zumba® Toning
Arthritis Foundation - Walk with Ease Program Instructor
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

Heart saver CPR/AED American heart association
Expires: Apr 20, 2021

AED Certified

American Heart Association Heart Saver AED
Expires: Apr 20, 2021
Heart saver CPR/AED American heart association
Expires: Apr 20, 2021

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, varies per location/group size- contact to discuss

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


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Languages Spoken




8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by O'Malley Jennifer on Jun 13, 2017

    I feel blessed to have found Julie's Zumba's classes when I was recovering from cancer. Her classes are super fun and she has a heart of gold--her positive, genuine caring energy is THE REAL DEAL. Julie is highly skilled and experienced, offering a balanced workout (warm up, cardio,cool down), along with any necessary modifications due to health condition or injury. I enthusiastically recommend her! Join the DANCE PARTY!

  • by Tanya Willinger on Jun 09, 2017

    Julie is the best! I love her Zumba classes. Julie is an exceptionally gifted instructor, and her workouts are the perfect mix of calorie burning high-energy exercise and a super fun dance party! Julie also has a lovely spirit that shines through in all that she does. I feel so vibrant and happy during Julie's class, and the glow remains for a long time after the workout.

    Response by Julie Schatz on Jun 12, 2017

    thank you so much for sharing this Tanya! You are such a treat to share my love of Zumba and fitness with. Cause you love it too. It's great to see you cut loose.

  • by Wendy Woodhall on Jun 09, 2017

    Julie Schatz is such a superstar! I met Julie a few months ago in one of her addictive Zumba class and I'm wondering what I did before I found her! Certainly my prior exercise experience was not nearly as entertaining, freeing, and full of sweat! Julie empowers her students and supports them in finding ways that work for them. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her classes are incredibly satisfying. I love leaving her class, having just spent an hour listening to great music and moving my body, and realizing I just got a great workout while having so much fun. I love Julie's positive attitude and energy and I know if you try a class you'll be back!

    Response by Julie Schatz on Jun 12, 2017

    Thanks for your great review and for attending regularly since you discovered my classes in the parks. You give make such great effort and share super as you work out.

  • by Meg Cory on Jun 09, 2017

    I have been taking Zumba classes with Julie over the last 3 years, and her passion and enthusiasm for dance is so contagious! She is encouraging and you will be smiling throughout her class and you'll work up a sweat. We always look forward to her teaching Zumba at our UCLA Diabetes Day events. Thank you, Julie, for sharing your positivity and love for dance!

    Response by Julie Schatz on Jun 12, 2017

    Thanks for the great review Megan. I'm so happy we got to dance together when I led at the gym and am super grateful to lead at Diabetes Day events at UCLA which you produce. I know you are going to change the world for the better with your research for the cure for Diabetes. You already are doing that!

  • by Connie Godwin on Apr 06, 2015

    I have been taking Zumba Gold classes with Julie for about 18 months. The class is great for those of us with "bad knees" and makes exercising fun! I love Julie's enthusiasm, her passion and her great music selections! I look forward to class each and every week. The class has also helped me tremendously with my "weigh loss program" - I have lost over 62 pounds in the last 10 months. Thank you Julie!!!!

    Response by Julie Schatz on Jun 12, 2017

    Thanks for the nice review Connie. I hope you get doctor's clearance to return to Zumba Gold with appropriate modifications, or to take a Boomer Blast toning class with me again before too long.

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