Amanda Welti is a native of South Africa now residing in Southern California USA since 1997 with her husband, two sons aged 30 and 27, and a 19-year-old daughter.

Amanda’s extensive background in Group fitness stems back to 1982 when she obtained her very first Group Fitness Certification in South Africa. Between 1982 and 1992 Amanda taught various types of Group Fitness classes in Gyms. She also served her community teaching classes in Low-Income Family areas and at Community Centers.

Amanda participated in Aerobic Demos to raise funds and awareness for the South African Heart Foundation and at Fitness Conventions. She also went on to participate in Aerobic Dance competitions. After gaining much experience in leading classes, Amanda started mentoring Group Fitness Instructors who were taking their first steps in teaching classes.

Her passion to continue this journey took her around the globe to countries such as London, Turkey, and now the USA. Since becoming licensed to teach Zumba® Fitness in 2007 and facing the lifelong journey of raising a child with Autism, Amanda found an abundance of blessings building Real Relationships with her Community.

She started giving back to her community by hosting Annual Zumbathon® Charity events in honor of her daughter, Grace who is now a Licensed Zumba® Instructor managing Autism at the age of 17 years. Amanda’s passion for mentoring led her to design an AFAA/NASM Approved Continuing Education Workshop in 2012, known as “Learn to Become a Group Fitness Professional”.

Amanda is also an Official Mentor to Zumba® Instructors. In January 2019, Amanda and Grace were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Fit4thecause nonprofit at a Gala Event for their service to the community. Today you will find Amanda still active in all of the above within the Group Fitness Industry as well as her Community.