Instructor Spotlight – Linda Kargel

Instructor Spotlight – Linda Kargel

Linda Kargel has been teaching Zumba for over a year but has been in love with it for over 9 years. She was a dance major with a music minor at the University of California Fullerton.  Linda has also taught dance for over 10 years.  Dance is a huge part of her life and she loves to share the happiness that it brings to all. 

A few fun facts about Linda

She worked at Disneyland for 5 years.  She actually didn’t dance there, she scooped ice cream and served hamburgers.  Also, she is a huge New Kids on The Block fan and I will never miss a concert.  She waited 27 years but finally met Donnie Wahlberg.  That was number 1 on her bucket list!

Her Client Spotlight

Linda has picked her entire class as her client spotlight. “They are all amazing and I would not be
able to pick out just one student.”

Favorite Recipe: Mini Taco Cups

How to Make It


cooking spray
3 spray(s)
canned diced tomatoes
15 oz
WW Reduced-fat shredded
Mexican style blend cheese
½ cup(s)
canned black beans
15 oz, rinsed and drained
uncooked onion(s)
1 small, chopped
frozen corn kernels
¾ cup(s), thawed
sweet red pepper(s)
1 small, finely chopped
2 Tbsp, chopped
reduced-sodium taco seasoning
2 Tbsp
flour tortilla(s)
8 medium
table salt
½ tsp
uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
1 pound(s)
canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tsp, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat one side of tortillas with cooking spray; gently pleat and place 1 tortilla, sprayed side down, in each of 8 large muffin cups. Bake until crisp, 12–15 minutes; remove and let cool.

  2. Meanwhile, coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, and pepper; cook, breaking up turkey until turkey is cooked through and onions are soft and translucent about 8 minutes.

  3. Add taco seasoning, salt, and chipotle; stir to combine. Add tomatoes, beans, and corn; heat through. Spoon about 3/4 cup filling into each tortilla cup; sprinkle with cheese and cilantro and serve.

  4. Serving size: 1 taco cup


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