The founder and CEO of Tampa Bay AfroFit, is aiming to spread the influence of African culture into the Tampa Bay community by infusing it with dance and cardio.
Natacha Zamor was raised by Haitian parents in Montreal.
Zamor grew up learning Haitian folk dances with her grandmother.
“When we would dance, we would sweat, we really did sweat and I remember always thinking this is such a great workout,” Zamor said.
Before starting Afrofit in 2015, Zamor—who was been a registered nurse— saw the need for an exercise program like this in the community. She noticed many programs, such as Zumba, and thought that there was something missing for the people of African decent.
“It’s not just exercise, we dance, we laugh, and also she (Zamor) educates people,” Roberte Francios, an AfroFit participant, said.
Since starting AfroFit, Zamor has made it her mission to educate those around her about what they are really doing during their time with her.
“Our mission, our culture, doesn’t just rest on that, it rests on the younger generations, older generations, re-appropriating what has been lost,” Zamor said. Afrofit is located in Wesley Chapel Florida.
To learn more about AfroFit group classes, events and workshops please visit their website Tampabayafrofit.com or email them at Tampabayafrofit@gmail.com.