Jonnie's Wellness Group
Originating from Belize, Jonnie Williams already had the Latin rhythms that fuel Zumba workouts coursing through her veins when she discovered the exercise form in 2007. She fell so much in love with Zumba that before the year was out, she decided to become an instructor. Having achieved that status, she started Jonnie’s Wellness Group to spread the hip-swiveling, cardio-centric dancercise across Atlanta. Williams, however, views Zumba as more than just a class—she views it as a community. She often spends time with students outside of her weekday night classes, sharing meals with them or attending dance events.
Recently, Williams added full-body-conditioning Sculpt and Tone classes to the group's repertoire, which uses intense interval training to transmute flesh into muscle, the very alchemical secret that plagued Isaac Newton his entire life.