Maria Teresa Stone

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Since Sep 2007

Location

Sydney
NSW AU

About Me

Maria Teresa Stone is a Mexican who lives in Australia. Her passion for dance and fitness started at a very young age. Stone gym (now Aqua Stone) was the place where that passion was sparked and lead her to teach her first group fitness class in 1996, ultimately working as the group fitness manager for many years.


After completing a degree in marketing she moved to London to study English and travel. There she worked as a group fitness instructor for Holmes Place health club and David Lloyds health club where she was also the group fitness manager.


In 2007, Maria Teresa became a Zumba® Education Specialist (Master Trainer) for Mexico and in 2009 helped launch the program in New Zealand and Australia.


She has presented at many conferences around the globe; Mexico, Australia (FILEX, WAFIC, AUSTSWIM), New Zealand (FITEX), China (NIKE super workshop), Thailand (ASIA FIT), England (Zumba® fitness Conference), Indonesia (Bali Fitness Weekend) and the USA (Zumba® fitness convention and conference). She has taught hundreds of master classes and trained over 20,000 Zumba® instructors worldwide in various specialties.


Maria Teresa has been featured in magazines, radio and on television and has choreographed and performed on Zumba® continuing education DVDs (ZIN volume 34, Aqua Zumba volume 11, Flavours of convention 2012 and 2013). 


In 2016 she was inducted to the ROLL OF HONOUR by Fitness Australia for her contribution to the Fitness industry. HUGE RECOGNITION!


Awards presented by Zumba home office: 


  • Over 5 year service award 'true commitment, passion and valued contribution' in 2013.
  • Pioneer award 'drive and determination to introduce Zumba fitness to new territories' in 2013.
  • Team player award 'going above and beyond in your role as a ZES' in 2014.


She is certified by: AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine, AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) and WETS (Water Exercise Training Systems), has participated at many workshops like Gymstick H2O and is registered with Fitness Australia as an exercise professional.


Maria Teresa is also a Health Coach with IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition). 


Motto: "Be the best you can be"

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Presenting Aqua Zumba at FILEX convention

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Beto and I with the team in Sydney

 

My mentor and sister, ZES Eliza Stone and I.

This photo was taken after the Mexican fiesta at the 2012 Zumba convention.
  • Zumba StepZumba Step
    License to teach lower body workouts using a blend of Zumba® routines and step aerobics.
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Orlando Convention 2015Orlando Convention 2015
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2015
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.

LICENSED TO TEACH

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.