Ivory Bruinsma


Ivory Bruinsma is the wife of one, mom of three. She is a stage 3 cancer survivor, writer, dreamer and body positive advocate. She is a certified Zumba instructor, and she is also certified in pre and postnatal fitness. Her passion for body positive fitness began after a grueling year of pregnancy and a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy. Two days after her last round of chemo she found herself in a local gym learning how to heal her broken body, broken spirit and mind. Over that past 18 months she has been cancer free and working towards being in the best health of her life. With three kids in tow she has kept strong and has lost over 30 pounds and has found her life and passion again.She found her strength in lifting weights but also in dance. She uses Zumba as the vehicle to express her pain and passion but most importantly love. She uses the gift of dance to help create a beautiful, body positive, fun experience for all. Her hopes is to help others fall in love with bodies, their beauty and their strength. One day you will see her coaching others in the weight room and becoming the powerlifter she dreams of being, but for now you can find her on the dance floor with red lips and a sparkle in her eye.

Maria Rodriguez