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Danny Cortes is very passionate about health and fitness. He started his fitness journey as a youth athlete and martial artist. Danny's competitive spirit led him to rank #1 in the U.S. for Karate and Tae Kwon Do throughout the 90's. In high school he played football and wrestling. In wrestling he earned "Sophomore of the year" and "Motivator of the year" awards. After high school he became an Assistant Coach for the Middletown High School for about 3 years. Danny studied Exercise Science and obtained some of his many certifications through SUNY OCCC. Danny has been a personal trainer for 15 years with 30 years of martial arts experience and 14 years as a license Zumba instructor. Danny has been mentioned in the Hudson Valley Record and is known as one of the top motivating fitness trainers in the Hudson Valley area.

Coach Danny in Action

Credentials

Certifications

  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (N.C.S.F.) Personal Trainer

    • Orange County Community College (O.C.C.C.) Fitness Trainer

    • Y.M.C.A. Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach

    • International Fitness Association (I.F.A.) Personal Trainer, Aerobics instructor, Kickboxing instructor and Step Instructor

    • Expertrating Personal Trainer

    • Hudson Valley Record Article

    • Zumba Instructor for 14 years

    • Licensed in Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold/Toning, Zumbatomic and Aqua Zumba

Experience

    • Wrestling/ MMA Coach

    • Boxing and Kickboxing Instructor

    • AAU Metropolitan I.T.F. Tae Kwon Do Champion

    • AAU Nationals I.T.F. Tae Kwon Do Champion

    • AAU Junior Olympic I.T.F. Tae Kwon Do Champion

    • Pro-Spec North American Tae Kwon Do Champion

    • Pan Am North American Tae Kwon Do Champion

    • Super Grand National Karate Champion

    • Twin Towers National Karate Champion

    • Kevin Thompson New Jersey Karate Champion

    • 19 Years of latin dance experience

    • Taught over 4,000 Zumba classes