Since Feb 2009


Your visiting a place I call home, I love spreading the Zumba love to all who wish to feel amazing!

This wonderful Fitness Program has nearly 145 Million people attending classes daily world-wide. 

Since 2008, I have been a faithful member of the Zumba Instructor Network known as ZIN. 

My dedication as a ZIN Member is to keep choreography fresh, classes safe, create an effective workout using dance & fitness moves, and I offer classes indoor & outdoors for our ever changing seasons.  

My journey teaching Group Fitness began over six years ago when I was overweight. Now, I have lost over ONE HUNDRED pounds with the help of:  Formats of Zumba Fitness, Group Exercise, and a Personal Training Certification. Anyone can enjoy this fitness program, I offer multiple forms  of Zumba Fitness classes for all fitness levels.

In 2011, I went independent in Stillwater, Minnesota for various Group Exercise classes & multiple levels of the Zumba Fitness program. Recently, I was the Assistant Coach for the Stillwater High School Competitive Dance Team 2014-2015,  a current Volunteer for the Stillwater Area Schools for Fitness Classes, a Zumbini   Instructor at Smart Start Childcare & Learning Center, and hosted Zumba Gold by chair at Boutwells Landing in Stillwater. If your a member of Maplewood Community Center, my Aqua Zumba class begins Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 AM.


I do host Private classes, Corporate Classes, Personal Parties 


if your looking to host an event with SMRT, see our contact information.

Are you ready to enjoy the

fun, vibrant, easy way of fitness-

fun to help you reach

the goals you want to achieve too!?


Classes are hosted in the Stillwater West Building in Oak Park Heights: 5647 Memorial Ave. N., Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

5647 Memorial Avenue North, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Come enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with flexibily, affordability & fun!

Classes are ongoing year-round, your first class anytime is FREE!!


To view current class details click the Tab on the top of this page.

Our Summer Schedule is from June 1-August 31.

STUDIO CLOSED:  August 13 & 15,  2015


Zumba w/ Markee & Sara | Freight House | 305 Water St. S., Stillwater, MN 55082 | SAT - JULY-25 | 6:15 SOCIAL & 6:30 Master Class (75 MIN) | Eventbrite Info will be up soon!

Zumba w/Sara | Relay For Life | Stillwater, MN | SAT - AUG - 8 | 9:30 AM-10:30 AM ZUMBA (50 MIN) |$5 at the gate

We look forward to enjoying our fitness fun with you!

QUESTIONS? Contact information is below :)

Sara Marcela-Ross Thompson




Continued Education Badges:

  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012
  • 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 GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • 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.
  • ZumbiniZumbini
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    The Zumba® Core training capsule is an e-learning experience for ZIN™ Members who want to offer more powerful core moves and routines in their Zumba classes.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate
  • Orlando Convention 2014Orlando Convention 2014
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2014