ACE Professional Profile

Tonya Bennett


Tonya Bennett

Jacksonville, FL US 32216

(904) 699-6369


I began ballroom dancing in college, having never had any dance training before. I am the poster-child for "Yes, adults can learn to dance," and "No, it's not too late for you." It wasn't long before I was having so much fun with it, I decided I should teach it. It has been my honor to do so for about 21 years now. I have limited time these days, but I am available to instruct and coach couples in the art and science of ballroom dancing. My specialty, and great joy, is in giving absolute beginners a solid foundation and helping them discover a lifelong love of moving to music with a partner. My dance background led me to Zumba Fitness, which in turn led me to fitness in general. I used to say about fitness and wellness, "If I can't get it from dance, I probably won't get it at all." What can I say? I was young and didn't believe any better. A few years of life experience and life changes have taught me the hard way about fitness and general wellness, and now I understand the value of training outside of your sport/hobby. Along the way, I've indulged my inner geek by acquiring and using a variety of fitness certifications. My main thing? Keep people moving, keep them injury-free. I love to "win over" non-exercisers to a life of better health, more energy, and better sleep.

Ace Certifications

Group Fitness Instructor

Years Certified with Ace


Programs and Rates

Private Personal Training Sessions: $60.00
Semi-private / Small Group Training: $25.00

Years in the Industry

6-10 years

Areas of Focus

Group Fitness
Dance-based Programs
Functional Training
Group Strength
Special Populations and Conditions
Injury Prevention and Post Rehab
Myofascial Release
Orthopedic Conditions

Specialist Programs


Group Fitness Instructor Specific Information

Years of Experience

6-10 years

Preferred Formats

Circuit, Older Adult, Resistance, Other