Tanya Beardsley was a professional ballroom dancer when she tried her first Zumba class in 2001. And that's all it took; She's been hooked on the Latin-inspired dance exercise program ever since. Now as a Zumba education specialist, Beardsley teaches Zumba Fitness for a living. Check out the video to get her workout motivation mantra, healthy eating tips, and more!

Beardsley is certified in group fitness by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Originally from Westport, Conn., she travels the world providing instruction and support for fitness instructors by teaching the Zumba® program and promoting its goals and methodologies. Beardsley is a featured co-host of the Zumba® Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set, and she is also one of the stars of Zumba Fitness' newest DVD collection, Exhilarate™, the ultimate Zumba® Fitness DVD experience.