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Name: Juha Takkinen
From: Lund, Sweden (Oulu, Finland)
Lives: Linköping, Sweden

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT, International License via The Academy), AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI), Licensed Zumba® Instructor (ZIN Member since Feb. 2011), Licensed Water-Workout Instructor, and Certified Strength Trainer.

Juha's Fitness Education

  • CPR/AED Certification, Linköping, HLR-rådet Sweden, May 25, 2023
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI), August 20, 2021 (see validity at NASM.org)
  • NASM CPR/AED Certification Online, July 17, 2021
  • CPR/AED Certification, ASTI (American Safety Training Institute), online, July 17, 2021.
  • Social Media Foundations: Marketing on Facebook and Instagram, Zumba E-Learning Course, Sep. 14, 2020.
  • Zumba Rhythms 3, Zumba Fitness® continuing education, four new rhythms: Brazilian Funk, Bhangra, Afrobeat, and Street Heat, July 18, 2020.
  • Zumba Virtual Pro, Zumba Fitness® continuing education, virtual instructorship for online Zumba® classes, June 19, 2020.
  • Older Adults - A Multitude of Modifications, Gay Elliott, online continuing education from the 2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention™, June 21, 2019
  • CPR Certification including the HeartStart Home Defibrillator - AED, Swedish Council of CPR, February 6, 2019.
  • Cue Like A Pro, Zumba Fitness® continuing education course, January 15, 2019
  • ZIN Jam with Zumba Jammer Tania Ginard, Täby, December 28, 2018
  • Tränardagarna (Coaching Days), Fitnessfestivalen, Stockholm, December 1-2, 2017
  • Seminar, Fundamental Tango pilars: abrazo, walk, pivots with Cecilia Piccinni and Rolo Valdivia, Tangokompaniet, Malmö, April 14, 2017
  • Workshop, Tango Basics with Per Berseus and Tava Sieh, Tangokompaniet, Malmö, April 13, 2017
  • ZIN Jam, Linköping, January 29, 2017
  • Bodypump® Advanced Instructor Module 2 (AIM2), Stockholm, December 17-18, 2016.
  • Tränardagarna (Coaching Days), Fitnessfestivalen, Stockholmsmässan, November 25-26, 2016
  • STRONG by Zumba® Instructor Training Course with ZES Ai Lee Syarief, Wien, Austria, September 25, 2016.
  • Bodypump® Advanced Instructor Module 1 (AIM1) with Kate Slee, Les Mills, Stockholm, September 2, 2016.
  • ZIN® Jam with ZJ Robert Birchbauer Sánchez, Linköping, March 20, 2016
  • CPR Certification including the HeartStart Home Defibrillator - AED, Nylanders HLR / Swedish Council of CPR, Vikingstad, February 6, 2016.
  • Zumba® World Rhythms: Africa, history and background of Africa, specificially the origins of four new rhythms (Kwela, Kwaito, Séga, and Kuduro), basic steps and choreography; continuing education e-learning course, October 8, 2015
  • Zumba® World Rhythms: Caribbean, history and background of Jamaica, four new rhythms (Mento, Ska, Dancehall/Party, and Dancehall/Cool'n'Deadly), basic steps and choreography; continuing education e-learning course, July 7, 2015
  • Zumba® World Rhythms: India, history and background of India, four new rhythms (Bollywood, Garba, Lavani, and Bhangra), basic steps and choreography; continuing education e-learning course, April 8, 2015
  • ZIN Jam with ZJ Anssi Heikkilä, Linköping, March 1, 2015
  • ZIN Jump Start & B1 Refresher, Zumba Fitness continuing education e-learning course, February 18, 2015
  • Zumba® World Rhythms: Brazil, history and background of Brazil, four new rhythms (Axé, Funk, Capoeira, and Frevo), basic steps and choreography; continuing education e-learning course, January 20, 2015
  • PT-dagarna (Personal Trainer Days), Fitnessfestivalen, Göteborg, November 28-29, 2014
  • Zumba® Burst: Zumba® Fitness continuing education course, about how to integrate HIIT into Zumba® classes, August 12, 2014
  • Zumba® Instructor Academy, continuing education, FitPro, ExCel, London, 18-19 juli 2014
  • Zumba® Step, Göteborg, Sweden, February 11, 2014 (instructor: Steve Boedt)
  • ZIN Jam with ZJ Anssi Heikkilä, Sats Kungsgatan, Göteborg, November 30, 2013
  • ZIN Jam with ZJ Tania Ginard, Tjejerna Athena, Norrköping, August 25, 2013
  • Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr.: Zumba® Fitness continuing education course, updated license for giving children's Zumba® classes with the new name (formerly called Zumbatomic®), including the latest research about children and physical activity, August 15, 2013
  • Zumba® Glutes: Zumba® Fitness continuing education course, about how to integrate glute exercises into Zumba® classes, July 13, 2013
  • Zumba® Pro Skills: Zumba® Fitness continuing education, about cueing, performing and leadership, with Steve Boedt, Stockholm, June 20, 2013
  • Zumba® Core: Zumba® Fitness continuing education course, about how to integrate core exercises into Zumba® classes, February 6, 2013
  • CPR Certification including the HeartStart Home Defibrillator - AED, Swedish Council of CPR, October 23, 2012
  • Master Class, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Fitness på Tallink-Silja Galaxy with Zumba Twiinz et al., Stockholm-Åbo, September 15-16, 2012.
  • Licensed Personal Trainer, The Academy in Halmstad, August 20—September 2, 2012
  • Licensed Strength Trainer, The Academy in Halmstad, August 7-12, 2012
  • Basics in Anatomy, Physiology, Training Principles, and Nutrition, The Academy in Halmstad, August 1-6, 2012
  • ZIN Jam with ZJ Tania Ginard, Täby, June 17, 2012
  • Zumba Sentao®, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 2, 2012 (instructor: Donna Giffen)
  • Zumba Gold®-Toning license (Zumba® Toning in Zumba Gold® classes), March 19, 2012
  • With Water as a Tool (Med vattnet som redskap) (shallow water), Water-Workout Instructor Course, Må Bra Institutet [sic!] in Oskarshamn, Sweden, March 17-18, 2012.
  • FaR Instructor Education (Physical Activity On Prescription), Linköping, March 4, 2012
  • Zumba® Toning, London, United Kingdom, February 24, 2012 (instructor: Jani Roberts)
  • ZIN Conference 2012, Zumba Fitness, London, United Kingdom February 24-26, 2012
  • Zumbatomic®, Dragör, Denmark, February 4, 2012 (instructor: Izabela Kin)
  • Exercise Coordinator Course, Step 1 (Swe. Träningsansvarig, steg 1), The Academy in Stockholm, January 26-28, 2012 (instructor: Catrin Engström)
  • Aqua ZUMBA®, Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom, December 10, 2011 (instructor: Caroline Parsons)
  • Evolve as an instructor, seminar with Oscar Jöback, Linköping, November 19, 2011
  • ZUMBA® Fitness Basic II, Göteborg, Sweden, November 5, 2011 (instructor: Steve Boedt)
  • Zumba Gold®, Oslo, Norway, August 5, 2011 (instructor: Lars Wensink)
  • ZUMBA® Fitness Basic I, Lohja, Finland, February 26-27, 2011 (instructor: Izabela Kin)
  • Aerobics, Further education, NNU & SAIF, Club Ali Bey, Turkey, April 25-May 2, 2009
  • Aerobics, Further education, NNU & SAIF, La Santa, Lanzarote, April 28-May 5, 2007
  • BODYPUMP® instructor, Les Mills, 2005 (instructor: Oscar Jöback f.d. Nilsson)
  • Aerobics instructor, SAIF A1 and A2, 1999, 2001
  • Further education within LSIF: Bodypump stretching and technique, 2006; Core, 2005; Campump, 2005; Weight workout, 2000; Step-up, 2000; Step workout, 1999
  • Other fitness courses: Nordic Fitness Weekend with Zumba® Marathon and samba course, February 2011; Massage course, LSIF, 1999; Tai chi course, LSIF, 1999
  • Workout (gympa) instructor, SAIF M1 and M2, 1998, 1999.

Juha as a Fitness Practitioner

Please see Uppdrag on the menu for detailed list of current activities.

  • ZIN Mentor, June 2022-today
  • Personal Trainer, self-employed, September 2012-today
  • STRONG by Zumba®, self-employed, September 2016-today
  • Zumba® Step instructor, self-employed, February 2014-today
  • Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr. (formerly Zumbatomic®) instructor, self-employed, July 2012-today
  • Zumba Sentao® instructor, self-employed, June 2012-today
  • Aqua Zumba® instructor, self-employed, May 2012-today
  • Zumba Gold®-Toning instructor, self-employed, May 2012-today
  • Zumba® Toning instructor, self-employed, 2012-today
  • Zumba Gold® instructor, self-employed, August 2011-today
  • Zumba® Fitness instructor, self-employed, February 2011-today
  • Bodypump® instructor, Korpen Linköping, 2012-2020
  • Bodypump® instructor, Campushallen, August 2005-2012
  • Workout instructor, SKL/The Swedish Police, 2000-2002
  • Aerobics instructor, Campushallen, 1999-2012
  • Workout instructor, Campushallen, 1998-2012


  • Medal and diploma after doing "A Swedish Classic" for five years, in 1989, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, after finishing the following races within a 12-month period: Vasaloppet (90 km cross-country skiing); Vätternrundan (300 km cycling); Vansbrosimningen (3 km open-water swimming), and Lidingöloppet (30 km cross-country running) each time.
  • Svenska Simförbundets Open Water Trophy after completing three open-water competitions in 2011: Vansbrosimningen (3,000 m), Ferlindoppet (1,300 m) and Göta kanalsimmet (1,550 m).
  • "Instructor of the month" at Campushallen in July 2008.

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