Since Oct 2009

Tina Neville

Fun, easy to follow classes for all ages and fitness levels

Come dance with me! 

Hola! My name is Tina Neville and I was the first licensed ZUMBA instructor to start teaching classes in Tauranga in October 2009.

I have an Exercise Science degree from Otago University.

I have worked as a Fitness Centre Manager, Aerobics & Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Consultant and Kids gymnastics and dance teacher.
I was born in Jamaica, have lived in Papua New Guinea, England and Singapore. I am a NZ citizen - a kiwi :-) 

I began teaching aerobics in the 80's and have taught it all !!
I was one of the first Reebok Step instructors in NZ in the early 1990's and have taught: Hi/Lo, New Body, Slide, Circuit, Street Funk, 50's forward, Kids Funky Fitness and coached sports teams. 

I was bored with all usual group fitness programmes and then I discovered ZUMBA! Areeba! What alot of fun! 
The music just makes you want to move and shake your hips. It is so much fun that you really don't feel like your working out - its dancing and shakin your booty and you get fit and fabulous almost by accident! I love it! Arreeba!

Don't worry - you don't have to be really coordinated - you can just do your own thing, add your own style.
Its a no pressure class with all sorts of people giving it a go and becoming Zumba addicts! 
And what a calorie workout! 

As an experienced aerobics instructor I know how to put together a class that is fun but still easy to follow and achievable. 
I do heaps of 'visual cueing' so I am easy to follow - even if you haven't been to group exercise before :-)

Your FIRST CLASS IS FREE with me so what are you waiting for!
Zumba -What a party - see you soon :)

544 3385    021 565587

As well as all the Zumba certifications below (the most of any instructor in Tauranga) Tina is also a certified Bounce DanceFit instructor (one of only 11 in NZ)


  • Zumba instructor for 8 yearsZumba instructor for 8 years
    Licensed ZIN member for 8 years
  • Orlando Convention 2015Orlando Convention 2015
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Orlando Convention 2015
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zumba Pro SkillsZumba Pro Skills
    Zumba Pro Skills
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.
  • ZCOM VolunteerZCOM Volunteer
    ZIN Community Volunteer