Hello! I’m John Tavae, based on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

I’ve been a Zumba® Instructor since June 2012 and am passionate about teaching fitness classes. I’m of Polynesian descent and was born and raised in South Auckland, New Zealand. I remember attending my first class at the Manurewa Marae and have been teaching weekly Community classes ever since.

My lovely wife Addy and I have the joy of co-teaching together, and we adore hearing and seeing the laughter and smiles of the students in our classes. Our love for Zumba has led me to teach internationally, training alongside some of our top Instructors in the Zumba World. Attending our annual International Zumba Convention in Orlando, Florida, for the last five years has been a highlight in my journey to develop our love of Zumba. It brings energy, vibes and inspiration to everyone around the world!

I am so excited to teach in Australia and look forward to continuing to share this fantastic program with you. Every class is a party, and teaching is such a blessing. This is a time for all our students to unwind from their busy day, hang out with their friends and family, have fun, laugh and occasionally sing.

The best part is that you don’t need any dance experience; you can join for the first time and still follow along with our easy and simple steps. Imagine getting a great WORK OUT, losing those calories without realising it.

No experience is needed, so bring your energy and smile.

New students are welcome!


We have plenty of group fitness classes available each weekIf you are interested in starting your Group Fitness journey, take advantage of our Winter Sale and join for $0 + first month free!

Find out more by visiting SSH+F reception or phone (07) 5591 5800.