Born in the New York City from two loving Columbian parents. During his childhood years, he was drawn to music inspired by his mother's love for percussion instruments and father's charismatic dance during gala events. At a young age, he learned to feel the rhythm of music by leaning to play the Maracas, literally from the crib, and quickly turning his early passion into dancing .
By the time he was a teenager, Fernando stated his journey training intensively in ballet, modern jazz, hip-hop, African and Caribbean dance styles.
Fernando's Intense training started with renowned Daniel Lewis, Dance teacher at the New World School of Arts in Miami. He was one of only 2 male dancers selected for the dance intensive program when the high school division started in Miami as a talent feeder for the University of Florida Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree.
During the 90's Fernando taught Rumba, Cha-Cha, Waltz and Swing ballroom classes at the distinguished Arthur Murray's Dance School in Coral Gables.
Fernando began performing at music events and television shows on the East Coast. On stage, Fernando's choreographed and performed in "Premio Lo Nuestro" sharing the stage alongside Gloria Estefan and Chayanne. He produced choreographed fashions shows in Columbia and South America. n the 90's, he was a judge for numerous Salsa and Lambada competitions in South Florida.
Dance has always been his personal outlet and the instrument to express his emotions as well as the ideal way to stay in shape. Fernando appeared in the first Zumba Toning DVD program with creator Jani Roberts- Co-developer of the Zumba Gold series designed for young & active seniors. In the last decade.
Fernando has merged his professional dans training background with his fitness training, focusing on the overall benefits to the collective mind, body and soul which built his successful city-wide dance fitness and entertainment company Fitness by Fernando.
In 2014 Fernando was hand-picked by our First Lady, Michelle Obama to lead a Zumba Kids class for elementary school children in the City of Miami as par of the national "Let's Move" Campaign raising awareness and change to schools across the Country on proper nutrition, health and fitness. Broadcast by Mario Lopez's Extra TV show.
Fernando was honored to dance with our First Lady, Michelle Obama and also special guest Alonzo Mourning and Mario Lopez attending the event.
In 2019, Fernando was honored to collaborate at the Second Annual Miami Beach "Flip Flop Family Fun Fest & Expo" .
2021 Hombres Sin Limites Award Show. Awarded Health & Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year.
Fernando continues to work year-round with children of all ages in summer and after school programs for Miami Garden, North Miami Beach training the next generation of dancers and fitness enthusiasts.
Fernando is well-respected and loved by his students, teachers, parents, the Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach communities. At large for making a major contribution over the years in health and fitness are showing long term physical and mental health benefits. Giving back to the community is one of Fernando's priorities.
Fitness by Fernando LLC is a Miami-based company that provides Fitness. Zumba, and Dance Classes for all ages, and event entertainment services for every occasion. We offer one of the largest and most diverse children's fitness and dance after-school and summer cardio workout camp programs in South Florida.
Hombres Sin Limites Award Show 2021. Fernando Garcia was awarded Health & Fitness Entrepreneur of the year! I feel blessed to help others be the best versions of themselves. Thank you to everyone who has been in this journey with me.
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