Joy Prouty is a certified fitness instructor who currently serves as director of education, programs and trainings for Zumba Fitness, LLC. She is also a Zumba education specialist and a fitness columnist for the Palm Beach Post in Florida. Prouty and her business partner, Josie Gardiner, have choreographed and starred in more than 25 videos and DVDs.
Prouty, who is known for her innovative teaching style and program development efforts, previously worked as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette and as a member of Reebok University’s Development Team. She served on the American College of Sports Medicine’s Summit Committee for 13 years.