Federico Moreno

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I live in Redwood City, CA.   I have been a resident of California for over 20 years. I am originally from Mexico. I was born in a City named Apatzingan in the state of Michoacán. When I was a baby my parents moved to Guadalajara city in the state of Jalisco, and there, and I lived until I came to the United States. In Guadalajara, I completed most of my education. I graduated high school when I was 17 and then I went to engineering school. I lasted a couple years there, but eventually I learned that engineering was not my real vocation. I managed to have good grades however, I was not happy. By looking at my limited future work opportunities, and by talking to one my instructors, I came to the realization that it was time for me to move on and find other possibilities for my future. Since I had some family in the United States I decided to move to America and to learn the English language. I was sure that by learning English I would have a better future.

Once in the United States I realized that it was not going to be easy to succeed, I would have to work very hard and to overcome many barriers that stood in front of me. Therefore, I focused in the first step learning the language. A couple of months later I was able to communicate and move around by myself and work in this country. Working and going to school, soon enough I earned a GED  and I was able to attend college. Slowly but surely I graduated with honors from Foot Hill College with an Associate in Arts Degree with French Language as a major. At the end of 2005 I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. I earned a Masters Degree in Education and Accreditations to become a Secondary School Teacher also at the University of Phoenix and I am currently enrolled in my second Masters Program at the University of Barcelona as a Professor of Spanish as a Foreign Language.  During the process of my academic work I earned a few certificates in design by correspondence school. I learn to dance and became a professional American and International Styles Ballroom dance instructor.  I dance in many college productions and TV shows. With my students, I have won some National Championships, and I still compete and perform. I also earned several National Certifications as a Personal Trainer.

 After running my own business for more than four years from several Gyms and dance studios, I finally was able to open my own Private Dance and Fitness Facility in  may of 2009.  It took a lot of work to set it up and to run it smoothly however it has been great experience. My students love it and I love it even more... Currently I work as a personal dance and fitness instructor during the evenings and weekends. During the mornings I am a Spanish Middle School Teacher.

I’m married to a beautiful woman Elvira Moreno whom I love very much. We have a fifteen years old son Odin Eduardo, a eight years old daughter Alexandria Stephania and a five years old daughter Allison Gisselle who have made me the happiest father ever.

 I learned that everything is possible if want it enough to work for it. I just have to keep an open mind and learn from every person who touches my life. Everyone has something to teach me and maybe I have something to teach everyone knowing and working with people is the most valuable asset in my life.

I learned a phrase from my English teacher in high school that I always keep in mind and that I like to repeat to myself often, it keeps my energy up:

"Smile and be happy"

These are some of my Accreditations and Awards

  • MAED University of Phoenix Online (2012)

  • CA Teaching Credentials - Spanish and Physical Education (2012) 

  • BSBA University of Phoenix Online (2005) 

  • AA, French, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, 1999

  • Graduated with honors.  Member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society.

  • Desktop Publishing Certificate, Hardcore Learning Direct

  • Web Page Designer Certificate, Hardcore Learning Direct

  • Languages English, Spanish, Intermediate French, and basic Italian and Hebrew

  • ​Mental Health First Aider for Youth (2016)

  • Member of the National Dance Council of America (NDCA)

  •  American Rhythm, American Smooth International Latin Certified Terpsichore Teachers of Dancing (2006)

  • Professional Future Champions American Rhythm First Place Award (2001)

  • Pro-Am American Rhythm First Place Award (2000, 2001, 2008, 2011)

  • Olympiad of the Arts First Place Award (1999)

  • Top Teacher Awards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2014)

  • Top Male Performer (2000, 2002, 2004)

  • Nationally Certified Fitness Trainer, National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • Nationally Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Science Association (ISSA)

  • Nationally Certified Fitness Trainer, National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

  • Personal Training Certification, 24-Hour Fitness

  • Sports Performance Training Certification, 24-Hour Fitness

  • Certified Mix Martial Arts Trainer (NASM)

  • Certified TRX: Functional Training (TRX 2015)

  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (Instituto de Fisiologia Humana - Facultad de Ciencias Medicas - Universidad Nacional De Cordoba Argentina)

  • Certified 3D XTREMETM (Powered By BOSU 2015)

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • X-Pert Pole Fitness Certified Instructor

  • MBA Balletone: Standing Flow  Certified Instructor

  • CEC, Accessories, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CEC, Advanced Program Design, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CEC, Advanced Supplement, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CEC, Performance Nutrition, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CEC, Nutrition for Special Populations, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CEC, Exercise and Special Populations, 24-Hour Fitness

  • CPR Certified

  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

  • Volunteer as a Dance Captain at the Foothill College Repertory Dance Company

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