Carla Riffel - Zumba UJam MiXXedFit Instructor

Carla Riffel

Program Director And Head Instructor

CARLA RIFFEL, owner and dance fitness instructor of DFW Dance Fitness, began her healthy life style in early 2007 when Carla and her sister Diane opened a fitness club called Butterfly Life and it was there Carla took her first Zumba® class and her life changed dramatically. Carla had no dance background but was determined to spread the love of Zumba® throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the coming years. As Carla tells everyone it’s not about being a dancer, it’s not about being perfect in class, it’s always about the students and how the music moves them.

Carla is a wife, mother and grandmother, that loves to spend time with her family. In addition she is Vice president of Rif Con, LLC (commercial general contractor). Through the love of dance fitness and also the Memory of her daughter Brandy she is the host of ROCK the RED to benefit American Heart Association.

Carla has been teaching Zumba® (ZIN™) since June 2008 and is licensed in B1 & B2 Zumba®, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Kids Zumba also licensed to teach Mixxedfit® certified in Fierce Funk®, U-Jam® Fitness, Dance It Out® and CPR/AED/First Aid.

Mandye Bowers

Zumba, UJam, MiXXedFit GroupX Instructor

MANDYE BOWERS has been teaching group fitness since 2011. She loves to dance and appreciates the friendship and camaraderie that the group fitness classes produce. She is an occupational therapist when she is not on the dance floor. Mandye is licensed to teach Zumba®, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Step and Mixxedfit® and certified in U-Jam® Fitness & Dance It Out® Come and see her on the dance floor!


Alexia Salinas

Mixxedfit GroupX Instructor

Alexia started her fitness journey at the age of 17 teaching Zumba Fitness and now at the age of 22 she is a proud mother of two. Alexia is licensed to teach Mixxedfit so be ready for this granddaughter of mine to ROCK your body into shape.