Darren Jacobson is senior vice president of instructor programming for Zumba® Fitness LLC, based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human movement science and is a featured writer for numerous fitness industry publications. In addition, he is an IHRSA industry expert in the field of personal training. Jacobson was previously with the Virgin Active Group in South Africa as head of product for Virgin’s chain of 100-plus health clubs. He is a recognized speaker at most major international fitness conventions, including IDEA, canfitpro, FILEX and IHRSA, and has presented at conventions across South Africa, Canada, the U.S. and Asia.