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Janel Hovde

Vancouver, WA 98661

Certified Personal Trainer, Group X, and Zumba Fitness Instructor
*16+ years personal and professional experience with weight reduction and fitness
*Graduate of the National Personal Training Institute of Portland
*Specializing in Weight Loss and Overall Fitness for the adult population
*ACE Trainer for AARP’s Fitness Program

Verified Cert/Training

About Me


Certifications / Trainings

ASFA® - Self Defense Instructor Certification
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Pending Verification
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Pending Verification
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Pending Verification
Zumba® - Zumbatomic
Pending Verification
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Jan 31, 2018

CPR Certified

BasicPlus CPR,AED, and First Aid for Adults

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co.

Additional Information


$40.00 / hr, 40/hour in Oregon; 45/hour in Washington

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




12 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Riki Frappier on Jan 28, 2011

    I met Janel and started attending her classes 4 months pregnant and love every minute of it! There are great modified moves that I can do, and every bit of it is fun. Never once have I left the class feeling tired, or worn out but I always feel like my body and my baby got just enough of a workout! I plan on attending class until I give birth and after. Everyone should really try it out, she is great!

    Response by Janel Hovde on Jan 29, 2011

    Riki, Wow! You have truly be an inspiration to me and many of your fellow Zumba students! To watch you and your baby shakin' and groovin' send my heart soaring and I can't thank you enough for all the recruits you have brought with you, too! I am convinced when "baby" is born he/she will come out of the womb knowing how to Salsa and shimmy! You shine!

  • by Michelle Niemeyer on Jan 27, 2011

    I really enjoy Janel's Zumba classes she takes the time to teach each next step and makes it very fun ! Don't get me wrong is a work out alright and that is what I need ....someone pushing me ! 50 is just around the corner and I need to say fit for myself and my family :D
    Thanks Janel for your energy and positive attitude it's much appreciated !

    Response by Janel Hovde on Jan 29, 2011

    Michelle, Thank you! It is a pleasure to have you in my class. It is people like you that make teaching fun and exciting.

  • by janet conkey on Jan 25, 2011

    Janelle takes each clients needs, goals, physical ability and limitations (if there are any) into account when she trains each client! Each clients workout is very personalized. She trains competitors, athletes, people with disabilities, and people who want to lose weight and get in shape ....I highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed!!

    Response by Janel Hovde on Jan 25, 2011

    Janet, Thank you for your wonderful review. I love what I do and am so glad others feel the same way.

  • by jeanne oglesby on Jan 20, 2011

    I do detest exercise, especially sweating. But I was turning 50 and wanted a change. Everytime I forced myself to go the gym and I complained to Janel, she just smiled and made me laugh. She not only put me through workouts but explained why this works and that doesn't. Once I started I looked forward to it. Now I'm giong to start taking her Zumba classes. The first one nearly killed me :) but it was fun. Working the core is an understatement!

    Response by Janel Hovde on Jan 20, 2011

    Jeanne, I'm so glad you are following through with all of this. This is for you and I'm here every step of the way.

  • by Kate Menefee on Jan 18, 2011

    I first met Janel when some friends started talking non-stop about her Zumba classes and about how much fun not only the classes are but also how much fun Janel herself is! She is so full of energy and life that it is hard not to have it rub off on you! I can honestly say that if it were not for her, I probably would have gone to one or two classes and stopped going. Janel makes sure to make every Zumba class as good as the first one of the day, even if it is her third class of the day! She is making my transition from couch potato to exercise fanatic very smooth and for others I am sure!

    Response by Janel Hovde on Jan 20, 2011

    Kate, it has been a pleasure to get to know you and the whole "little" family we've created out here.

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