How it all began for United By Keren

Keren had been personal training and instructing aerobics in gyms for 11 years and while on a holiday in Hawaii, she heard about the Zumba Fitness program!
She immediately fell in love with program and certified quickly, being a part of the second wave of (40) instructors to be certified across Australia!
This meant that Keren was in the forefront of the game and enabled her to establish herself prominently in the Zumba world of Australia.

Upon certifying Keren recognised the lack of affordable, casual fitness options for people and decided to start up her own ‘ZUMBA with Keren’ business instructing private Zumba Fitness sessions away from the gym setting.
The attendance for Keren’s classes was so high that within 6 months 2 classes per week turned to 12 classes a week and within 12 months there were 22 classes per week on her schedule and UNITED BY KEREN was born. The demand had grown at such a fast rate and it was obvious that people wanted an affordable workout that was fun, professional and still personal. So Keren hand-picked a few of her regular participants who were natural, committed, passionate and excited to help lighten her load. They qualified as instructors and were guided by Keren to present a top-notch, fun and effective class.
Keren continuously strives to offer value-for-money, no strings attached, top quality classes.


My aim is to inspire and assist you to reach your goals and beyond in a fun, non-judgemental party atmosphere. I’ve worked in the fitness industry for over 22 years, with my career starting as a freestyle aerobics, Les Mills, cycle and aqua aerobics instructor. The last 13 years have been dedicated to Zumba Fitness and Personal Training/Online Fitness & Health Coaching.
I’ve always managed my own small business, so the personal touch means a lot to me.

  • I am a passionate Cert 4 personal trainer for all populations.
  • I bring this knowledge & all these years of experience to my classes & clients.
  • I thrive on seeing people change their attitude first and then their bodies in turn, making their life much happier and healthier.

I hope that my passion for life, love of Latin music and dance, and my easy-to-follow freestyle moves will engage and push you to your limits in a fun, friendly environment, leaving you wanting more. More importantly I want to know that I have been able to help each and every one of you achieve your goals. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with any questions.
I look forward to seeing you in class soon!

Our Instructors:

The UNITED team brings you quality instructors with a variety of styles so you can pick and chose one or all of us for consistant work-outs in a great party atmosphere – all week long. We were one of the first ZUMBA schools in Australia and the first to bring ZUMBA GOLD and ZUMBA TONING to classes.
Keren was the very first certified ZUMBINI instructor in Australia, after travelling to the US to train & register. The Zumbini Program is a wonderful rhythm, music & movement program for 0 – 3 year olds and their carers. For more info please visit www.zumbinimelbourne.com.au

  • Our goal is to help each one of you achieve your goal and we hope that you and your friends will have a great time doing so.
  • Our instructors have different strengths to assist you on your journey but we all have one thing in common: in each class we hope to create a work-out party filled with energy, pure excitement, fun and adrenaline.
  • We want to see you having the best time and leaving with smiles beaming from ear to ear. We believe in the ZUMBA FITNESS workout and we enjoy delivering it.
  • We strive to be more than instructors in an aerobics class, on the ZUMBA floor we want to party with you sharing the experience of joy and passion while assisting you to reach your goals. We aim to be open and down-to-earth so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or for guidance or support.


Hey, I’m Alicia.
Dancing has always been a part of my life, a part of my DNA. Starting Ballet at the age of 3 years old, I have done everything from Jazz, Hip Hop to now Zumba.
Inspired by my sister who has been a Zumba Instructor for 12 years, I made the decision to do my Zumba training in 2022, knowing how much I love to dance and share my love for dancing.
In my Zumba classes you will get a fun, high energy, positive vibe and walk out sweating with a smile from ear to ear.
Some fun facts about me, I have two sons ages in their 20’s, I’m a mad Collingwood AFL fan and am completely obsessed with Kylie Minogue.

That’s me in a nutshell. I hope to see you in class to shake it soon.
Alicia x


Born in the Philippines, Lynco has been dancing his whole life.
From DanceSports competitions, to Philippines Festival Dancing and Choreography, to planning weddings and events, Lynco brings his vibrant and positive energy to the UBK family.
Having survived cancer, Lynco came to Australia and completed studies as a chef.
We are so excited to have Lynco on the team.


I absolutely LOVE Zumba! I joined the United family in July 2010 and instructed with UBK until July 2018 when I had a freak accident at a park resulting in surgery and two years off!
I am so excited to finally be back and to be joining you all on the dance floor.

I was a Salsa teacher for 8 years, and absolutely loved the idea of combining Latin dance and exercise. Zumba is the MOST fun workout, it’s easy and the music is addictive. In my early 20s, I traveled and danced my way through South America and Spain and am so excited to bring some of that inspiration to my Zumba classes. Zumba has inspired me and has given me so much passion for exercise, dance and life. I love to teach, and am so excited to share my passion with you!

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