Welcome to Dance Play Thrive

You’ve reached the entry point to your personal fitness and health revolution.

I’m Nancy Trunzo, a certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Belly Dance Professional. I work with Middle Aged Adults (35 – 55) who want to reduce body aches and pains, eat foods they love, stay active, improve confidence, and manage stress. I do this by providing health and fitness education based on body affirming practices and continuing my education as a body positive fitness professional.

I’m a mom, a dancer, and a creative who loves educating people about the ways they can manage the speed bumps of everyday life. I am passionate about exploring situations with a playful mindset, using dance and movement as a means for self expression, and making the most out of the resources that are available. I’m thrilled to share them with you.

Are You 110% ready for your Health & Fitness revolution?

Picture yourself with energy to get through your busy day, moving your body with less pain, and feel really great about yourself.

Sounds amazing doesn’t it?

I am here to tell you that you have all of that in your life.

  • You can exercise in a way that feels good and is safe for your body.

  • You can develop confidence.

  • You can reduce stress.

  • You can keep eating the foods you love without guilt.

  • You can build a life that is thriving.

Benefits my clients have reported while working with me:

  • Improved their physical strength, flexibility, and mobility.

  • Reduction of body aches and pains (especially lower back).

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.

  • Less stress with more mental clarity.

  • More energy to enjoy life.


I’ve got a wide range of tools that will help you get started on your journey to improving your health, mindset, and well being. These are FREE for you to use and share, please keep my logo and watermarks intact.

* Self-Care Audit Checklist

* Get Started with Strength Training

* Boost Your Motivation

* Personal Fitness & Movement Journal Printable Page

* At-Home Fitness Set Up Guide

*Resistance Band Workout Cards

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    How I Am Body Positive:

    • I support you by focusing on health and well-being, not weight. I help you understand that the problem is in cultural attitudes about weight, not your body.

    • I support you in handling the unique challenges you may have with your body. I show compassion for the difficulties that arise from living in a culturally stigmatized body.

    • I provide a friendly, non-judgmental environment that acknowledges and celebrates body diversity.

    • I help you develop sustainable behavioral changes that easily fit into your busy lives.

    • I accept and respect the diversity of body shapes and sizes

    • I recognize that health and well-being are multi-dimensional and that they include physical, social, spiritual, occupational, emotional, and intellectual aspects

    • I promote all aspects of health and well-being for people of all sizes

    • I promote eating in a manner which balances individual nutritional needs, hunger, satiety, appetite, and pleasure

    • I promote individually appropriate, enjoyable, life-enhancing physical activity, rather than exercise that is focused on a goal of weight loss

    Your invitation to get to know me

    1.     I created and implemented a belly dance class curriculum that integrates body, mind, spirit, and community.

    2.     I am a sought-after instructor and coach who is known for my compassionate, playful, and knowledgeable methods.

    3.     I created a dance fitness format that was the first of its kind in Oakland. It taught people dances from around the world and included meditation & affirmations.

    4.     I have a master’s degree in Holistic Health Education plus certifications as a Health Coach, Group Fitness Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Mind-Body Pilates & Yoga Instructor.

    These experiences give me the unique expertise to help you achieve a personal health and/or fitness routine that fits into your life, feels good, is safe, and allows you to feel strong, joyful, and confident.

    When I’m not teaching fitness classes or providing health coaching I can be found doing a lot of other creative things. I enjoy DJing Global Bass music for events in the San Francisco Bay Area, creating belly dance and burlesque routines & costuming, as well as knitting and crocheting.

    I’m lucky to be supported by my loving boyfriend, my amazing teenagers, and our very silly dog. They give me a soft place to land and inspire me daily.

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    Other fun facts:

    o   I used to compete with my horses in a variety of events around Northern California

    o   I was a Girl Scout from Brownies through the completion of my Senior Gold Award

    o   I love cosplay and costuming

    o   I did student teaching in High School Agriculture, I thought I was going to do that as my career

    o   I can quote most of Pirates of the Caribbean (1st Movie) and Lord of the Rings movies

    If you want to know more about my personality join the Facebook Group and participate in our conversations. We are a lively group of very diverse people.

    If emails are more your forte, sign up for my email newsletter for weekly health education blogs and advance notice of events, webinars, classes, and programs. You can visit the radical thriving blog to get an idea for the content.

    Have questions and want to talk about them?

    It’s easy, schedule a FREE 30-minute call/video/session and lets create a plan. I’ve got a wide range of programs available for every budget.

    I can work with you via video chat, on the phone or in person if you are in the San Francisco or Oakland area. Together we can figure out how I can best support your goals and get you thriving in your life.




    Rachel C. 

    "I love dancing with Nancy! Dancing in her bellydance troupe Urban Flowers, has been a fun and healing journey. She is a wonderful dance teacher, and her style is very nurturing. I connected with Nancy at a time when I was just burned out from the competitive nature of the dance community I was involved in. Honestly, I was feeling depressed and disconnected from other women. Also, I am 52 and had been discouraged from performing because of my age. Thank Goddess I decided to go to Nancy's classes. She holds a space where all people are encouraged and supported to be the best dancers possible. I found a place to dive deep into the arts, and be part of a healthy community of women. If you want creative inspiration and challenge, while being nurtured and encouraged I suggest you Dance Play Thrive"

    Mona M. 

    "Dance classes usually make me feel self-conscious and uncoordinated. Nancy makes all of her students feel welcome and relaxed and she creates fun, easy choreography. This allows for less worrying and more freedom to enjoy movement. And her playlists are the best - always unique, interesting and uplifting.

    Steven S. 

    "I have taken a couple of Nancy's dance workshops, and she has done a great job of creating a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental environment. Her music choices are inspired and fun. Also she's just such a kind person; it's always a pleasure to interact with her."


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