Laurie Salvaggio is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She started gymnastics at the age of nine at the Baton Rouge Gym Club. Laurie is a graduate of the University of Louisville where she attended on a full gymnastics scholarship. She was named Most Valueable Gymnast her Junior and Senior year. She was also top 20 in the nation for 4 years in the all around and 8th in the nation on balance beam. She was also captain of the dance team her Senior year. While training as a gymnast, she traveled to France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. She has been certified to teach fitness and personal training in the areas of hip hop aerobics, mat pilates, step, kick boxing, and boot camp just to name a few. She has competed at the National and World levels in sprots aerobics, placing 1st in the Masters Division at Nationals and 8th in the Suzuki World Championship in Tokyo Japan.
Paula Eure is currently an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Bokwa Instructor, and has been a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor since 2007. She was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS and moved to Florence in 2003. Paula first discovered Zumba when she first starting working as a Group Exercise Instructor for Fitness Lady Health Clubs in the Pearl/Brandon area in 2004. Paula attended the Zumba Fitness Master Class which was lead by ZES's Jani Roberts and Tanya Beardsley. It was at the Master Class that Paula literally experienced love at first sight! Paula is now certified by the Interactive Trainers of America in Group Cycling and Group exercise & Aqua Aerobics. She also has certification in Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic, and Zumba Sentao. She has taught exercise programs and Zumba at the YMCA, Dance Unlimited, and Courthouse Fitness Center of Brandon.