Joy Prouty

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About Joy Prouty

Joy Prouty is the Director of Education – Programming and Training for Zumba Fitness LLC. She is also the Co-Developer of the Zumba Gold Program, and was featured in the Zumba Gold Live It Up Consumer DVDs.

Joy is a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette. She is an internationally renowned fitness instructor, trainer and educator and has been known for her innovative teaching style and program development for over 40 years. She served on the American College of Sports Medicine’s Summit Committee for 13 years, and was a member of ACSM’s Certification Committee for 7 years. She was also a member of the Reebok University Development Team for 8 years focusing on Program development and International instructor training. She and Josie Gardiner have co-authored several books, and 4 Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports, as well as choreographed and starred in over 25 video/DVDs. Joy also co authored the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Fitness Plan and a 12 week Getting Started Program for Breast Cancer Survivors and used by the YMCA Pink Program. Prouty is certified by ACSM as a Health Fitness Director and Health Fitness Instructor, by ACE, AFAA, AEA , and Welcoaches.

The Longevity Strategy

This lecture will focus on what longevity and active aging means to those of us in the business of fitness. We will look at a strategy to guide us as we focus on career, clients, and our own path of development and active aging. Join in the lively discussions that are sure to follow!


1. Taking the lead and initiative to think about and plan for longevity and what it means in our own lives

2. Evaluating our career and how to identify the steps, opportunities, and decisions that take us forward as we follow our goals and passions

3. Learning how to build a successful client base, business relationships, and network with longevity as the outcome


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