Curriculum Vitae

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

• Certified Personal Trainer (Internationally via EHFA, today called EuropeActive), AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI), Licensed Strength Trainer, Licensed Zumba® Instructor, and Water Workout Instructor.

Juha's Fitness Education:
  • Zumba Gold® training No. 2, London, Great Britain, November 4, 2023 (instructor: Hender Corredor-Escalante)
  • CIRCL Mobility Instructor, Online Education, Zumba Fitness, August 10, 2023
  • CPR/AED Certification, Linköping, HLR-rådet Sweden, May 25, 2023
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI), August 20, 2021 (see validity at
  • NASM CPR/AED Certification 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, Korpen Linköping, February 6, 2019.
  • Cue Like A Pro, Zumba Fitness® continuing education course, January 15, 2019
  • ZIN-jam med Tania Ginard, Täby, 28 december 2018
  • Tränardagarna, Fitnessfestivalen, Stockholm, 1-2 december 2017
  • Bodypump® Advanced Instructor Module 2 (AIM2), Stockholm, December 17-18, 2016.
  • Tränardagarna på Fitnessfestivalen, Stockholmsmässan, 25-26 november 2016
  • STRONG by Zumba™ Instructor Training Course with ZES Ai Lee Syarief, Wien, Austria, September 25, 2016.
  • Bodypump® Advanced Instructor Module 1 (AIM1), Les Mills, Stockholm, September 2, 2016.
  • CPR Certification including the HeartStart Home Defibrillator - AED, Nylanders HLR / Swedish Council of CPR, Vikingstad GF, 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 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
  • Grön & Skön, Korpen organization basics, Linköping, December 17, 2014
  • PT-dagarna, Fitnessfestivalen, Göteborg, 28-29 november 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)
  • 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.
  • Lic. Personlig Tränare (Internationally Licensed Personal Trainer), The Academy och EHFA, Halmstad, 20 augusti-2 september 2012
  • Lic. Träningsinstruktör (Licensed Strength Trainer), The Academy, Halmstad, 7-12 augusti 2012
  • Teoretisk grundutbildning - anatomi, fysiologi, träningslära och kost (Basics in Anatomy, Physiology, Training Principles, and Nutrition), The Academy, Halmstad, 1-6 augusti 2012
  • Zumba® Sentao, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 2, 2012 (instructor: Donna Giffen)
  • With Water as a Tool (Med vattnet som redskap) (shallow water), Water-Workout Instructor Course, Må Bra Institutet, Oskarshamn, Sweden, March 17-18, 2012.
  • FaR Instructor Education (Physical Activity On Prescription), Korpen Östergöland, Linköping, March 4, 2012
  • Zumba® Toning, London, United Kingdom, February 24, 2012 (instructor: Jani Roberts)
  • Zumbatomic®, Dragör, Denmark, February 4, 2012 (instructor: Izabela Kin)
  • Exercise Coordinator Course, Step 1 (Swe. Träningsansvarig, steg 1), The Academy, Stockholm, January 26-28, 2012 (instructor: Catrin Engström)
  • Aqua ZUMBA®, Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom, December 10, 2011 (instructor: Caroline Parsons)
  • 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
  • Workout (gympa) instructor, SAIF M1 and M2, 1998, 1999
  • 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
Juha as a Fitness Practitioner:

  • Personal Trainer, self-employed, September 2012-today
  • Zumba® Step instructor, Februari 2014-today
  • Zumbatomic® instructor, July 2012-today
  • Zumba® Sentao instructor, July 2012-today
  • Aqua Zumba® instructor, May 2012-today
  • Zumba® Gold-Toning instructor, May 2012-today
  • Zumba Gold® instructor, August 2011-today
  • Zumba® Fitness instructor, February 2011-today;
  • Bodypump® instructor, August 2005-today
  • Aerobics and step-up instructor, 1999-2012
  • Workout instructor (Swe. gympainstruktör), 1998-2012
  • Workout instructor (Swe. gympainstruktör), SKL/The Swedish Police, 2000-2002
  • 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 Simförbundet's 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, July 2008.

Juha studied natural sciences in secondary school (Polhemskolan Lund); worked in the software industry as a programmer (Tour & Andersson); has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and developed and taught courses in computer networks, databases, requirements engineering, and academic writing as an assistant professor (Linköping University).