Carah Herring

  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • AFAA courses in Practical Pilates and Indoor Cycling
  • Zumba Certification (ZIN Member)
  • UrbanKick Certification
  • CPR



Carah has led Group Exercise classes for over a decade. Her love of fitness stems from her extensive dance background, which includes years of classical ballet, modern, African and liturgical dance training. She currently teaches Zumba, Cardio Dance and Cardio Hip-Hop, as well as Abs + Back in gyms and studios across the East Bay, including the Berkeley YMCA, Active Sport (formerly Club One), Acts Full Gospel COGIC and Happy Hour Fitness. Carah is also the Group Exercise Coordinator at UC Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility.

Before becoming a bona fide gym rat, Carah earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Bennett College for Women (Greensboro, NC). She also completed her master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley. She enjoys traveling, watching random documentaries and reading personal finance blogs.