Meet Tammy Panzironi

Tammy PanzironiWhy Pulse?
I really wanted to give people the ultimate Zumba experience! So opening my own studio was what I needed to do to pull all key pieces together—an amazing sound system, a real dance floor, bright colors on the walls, and lots of natural light. Pulse brings Zumba to the city. It offers something for people who live or work in the city or the nearby suburbs without the hassle of finding downtown parking. I knew I wanted to have classes at a variety of times too, so people could have the option of stopping by right after work.

Why teach Zumba?
Zumba makes me excited because I see how excited people are about it. Most people don’t think, “Oooh, I get to run on the treadmill after work today.” But they probably think, “Oooh, I get to go to Zumba on my way home!” It’s something fun that people of all ages and backgrounds can do. Zumba brings everyone together.

When I’m not at Pulse, I’m…
At home, practicing Zumba! I try to keep it fresh by varying the songs so that means a lot of practice and repeating the routines until I know them by heart. There’s not a lot of time for any other hobbies. But when I have free time, I enjoy spending it with my daughter.

What are your qualifications?
I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 18 years. I am AFAA and CPR certified and licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Toning. I’ve also worked as an independent fitness consultant for University Hospital, Syracuse University, Crouse Hospital, Syracuse Developmental Center, Oasis Center, Town of DeWitt, and local health clubs and nursing homes, among others. For eight years, I wrote a monthly fitness column for Table Hopping newspaper. And I frequently appeared as a television guest on “Hour CNY.”