Clarissa Pritchett

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Since Jun 2009

Since Jun 2009

Location

Albuquerque
NM US
Education

2003 NMMI: A.A Pre-Med
2007 UNM: B.S Health Education
2009 FL Beauty Institute: Estitician
Current Liberty: MPH/Nutrition


Certifications & Lisences 

Certified Kids Nutrition Specialist
Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist 
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Excercise Instructor
Certified Air Force Fitness Specialist
Certified Resilliance Instructor
Liscenced Health Educator
Liscenced Zumba Instructor
Liscenced Esthitician 

Awards

2009 Children's Hunger Fund Champion Award

Qualifications

  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • 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 GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • 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.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate

About Me

My name is Clarissa!  My World is My Faith, My Family and passion for Health, Food and Fitness. I love chocolate brownies, I love to sleep, and I think being a wife and mom is the most challenging, most rewarding career I ever had in my life!  Like you, I'm super busy - I wear many hats  every day and to be healthy and keep my family healthy is one of the most important things to me. 

So how did I start teaching health/fitness/nutrition? I was 14, in the 8th grade and I was sitting on the couch eating tacos, beans and rice in the tiny living room of my family’s trailer.  I sat there eating while I was watching my first workout infomercial "Tae Bo" with Billy Blanks. Right then and there I knew I wanted to be like him leading and teaching exercises! I wanted to be a girl, encouraging, motivating, educating other girls in fitness! My 2nd semester of 8th grade, I selected "Health" as one of my class electives and I remember reading that in the year 2010 Americans would suffer from more degenerative diseases in the history of America.  (It's almost 2013 - Do you know someone with Diabetes right now? I bet you do! - The predication in my 8th grade health book was right!)  I also read in my 8th grade health book that minorities would have a higher rate of degenerative diseases compared to others.  Reading that and being a minority myself, something happened that day - it started a burning desire in my heart for God to use my life to help others (especially young ladies/women) with their health and I set my goals to go to college for nursing.

Fast forward sixteen years and today and I am not a nurse (I'll tell you why I had to drop out of the nursing program in a sec) but I am a Lisenced Health Educator.  During the day, I work at a hosptial as an assistant in the nutrition department.  In the evenings, I teach Zumba and do personal training, nutrition coaching in person and online for  women (some men) and athletes.  Occasionaly I have fun doing wellness spa seminars to teach skin nutrition too! Also, along with some other fabulous wellness partners, I am one of the creators of MyHealthySisters.

For me, I love the ah-ha moments when my clients get it - living well with food and fitness synergisticaly working together in a beautiful fusion that leaves my clients feeling strong, empowered and in-control. Before my eyes my clients reset, transform, and maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. It is amazing to watch and I feel so blessed to be a part of their transformation.  I truly believe you can create the body your heart and soul desires if you are willing to be coached, have a "no excuse/can do" attitutude, work hard and make sacrifices. 

Along with my almost eleven years of experience in health and fitness comes some pretty cool documents I like to thank God I am able to hang on my wall. I have an A.A degree from New Mexico Military Institute, a B.S in Health from the University of New Mexico and currently I'm obtaining my Master's Degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Liberty University and a Health Coach certification from   Institute for Integrative Nutrition® .

A few reasons why I am so passionate about what I do is becuase in my early 20's when I was striving to complete the nursing program at UNM, I ended up in the hospital in emergency surgery for 2 tumors I had.  Back then, I had my 1st reality check that even though I was going to school to become a medical professional, I was not invincialbe.  I had to changed my major to Health Education to recover physically and financially to finish school on time (I believe that happend for a reason!) Thank God I fully recovered 1 year later from that surgery and am able to show women that if I can do it - they can too!  Other reasons I'm passionate about what I do is because I just absolutley love, love, love learning new and exciting ways to educate and challenge my family, friends and clients!  So I am constantly seeking out ways to become a better, more educated, and well-rounded as a health coach/educator, trainer and instructor. 

I have taught many fitness classes over the years but I absolutley love teaching Zumba classes! If you are in the area, I hope you come and join me and MyHealthySisters in ABQ.  I know you'll love it too. I promise, you don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and feel the music. It's easy!  I can give you a simple game plan and coach you to become healither for yourself and your family with a Free Online Meal Planning and Fitness Programs no matter where you live.  If you are like me and think diets just SUCK and don't work, I will coach you with a balanced meal plan that is easy to follow and still accomplish your weight goals.  Maybe you need a Beauty Boost and a simple weekend wellness plan! I can coach you over the weekend too!  I will help you RESET! TRANSFORM & MAINTAIN a healthy lifestyle... combining Zumba classes or online fitness program with a nutritional plan and life coaching plan to help you reach your goals and live your healthiest best! "If you are looking for a sign, THIS IS IT!" 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me! I would love to know more about you! I look forward to hearing from you online or seeing you in class, I guarantee you will have a blast either way and make new friends while improving your health and wellness! 

For my class updates, events, fundraisers and more, come back and visit my page!   

LOVE! PEACE! ZUMBA!
~Clarissa 




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.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • 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 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.