Keli Simlesa

Portland, OR 97206-7447

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but grew up here in the States after being adopted at the age of 7. I have been dancing from the moment I was physically able to. Dancing has always been my outlet to relieve stress and to fill me with joy and happiness. Prior to my trip back to Brazil to reconnect with my biological family and volunteer at an orphanage in 2008, I started dancing Samba for the Lions of Batucada, a local Samba percussion group in Portland Oregon. Finding Samba really made me feel reconnected to Brazil which helped me remember who I was and where I came from. I began teaching Samba at Diva Den Studio (an all women's fitness facility) around the same time and truly felt honored to share a little piece of my culture with all of the wonderful women that come to the studio.

I went to Diva Den Studio as a student in 2008 looking for a fun, comfortable, and different place to work out. I found everything I was looking for and more; I found my calling in life. I began teaching a class or two about 6 months after starting at Diva Den Studio and haven't looked back. My goal is to empower women and provide them with guidance, support, and resources so that they are able to make healthy lifestyle changes that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. I want to assist women in reconnecting with themselves and find that one thing that brings them joy again so that they are able to be the best that they can be for themselves and their loved ones. I love seeing the transformation of the women that come to train with me who start out nervous, low self-esteem, wearing every garment of clothing they own, and see how slowly, the layers start coming off and they start to get that gleam back in their eyes. I have to tell you, that is the best form of payment I could ever receive, helping a woman find her inner-beauty again.

I am the Founder and Owner of Blissfully Fit which has become so much more than personal training and nutrition guidance, it has become a personal connection. I know how blessed I am and that God gave me a special gift of helping others and I truly feel like this is where I was meant to be. If I can help change one life, help one woman feel beautiful and confident again, then I am doing what I was meant to do.

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Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Aug 31, 2020
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Verified
Expires: Mar 31, 2021
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
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PTAG - Behavior Change in Exercise (BCE) Credential
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
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Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
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Zumba® - Zumbatomic®
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Zumba® - Zumba® Toning
Verified
Zumba® - STRONG by Zumba™
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CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 22, 2019
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 22, 2019
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

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Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience

7-8

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

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