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Amber Barksdale


Amber's journey into the world of dance began when she joined a hip-hop dance team in high school, where she not only found her groove but also her lifelong partner. High school romance blossomed when she met her husband during his visit on a church mission trip. Their love story took them from New Mexico to Greenville, South Carolina, his hometown, in a whirlwind adventure.

Life's adventures didn't stop there—after two pregnancies and the inevitable weight gain, Amber decided it was time to take charge of her health. Shedding a remarkable 60 lbs, she conquered 5k and 10k races, reclaiming her vitality one step at a time. But it wasn't until she stumbled upon a Zumba class during her gym sessions that her passion for dance was reignited.

From that first Zumba class, Amber's love of dance fitness was rekindled. She immersed herself in various instructors' classes, soaking in every beat and movement. Fueling her dedication, she obtained her Zumba license in 2014, making dance not just a passion but a profession. For Amber, the pulsating rhythms of Latin music, particularly Cumbia and Reggaeton, hold a special place in her heart. Zumba has become more than just exercise; it's a vibrant expression of joy and vitality, keeping her consistently active and energized.

Her philosophy is simple–to stay fit, one must find the exercise they truly love. And for Amber, that exercise is dancing her way to happiness, one step at a time.

Amber Barksdale
Adrenaline Dance Fitness
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