Vici Armsby - Creator and Executive Director
Creator and Executive Director of Divine Sisterhood NY, Vici Armsby, is passionate about empowering women to become the best version of themselves! Vici holds a Degree in Communication Arts and Sociology from Manhattan College. She is a graduate of The Kateri Institute for Lay Ministry Formation and has done graduate work at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry.
Vici is committed to assisting women in creating a healthy body image. Vici has worked with hundreds of women seeking to create better eating habits, lose weight and take charge of their physical well being. As Area Trainer for several years for Diet Workshop Vici trained the staff of the Upstate North East Chapter(75+ Instructors) as well as working with large and small support groups, conducting work place programs and doing one-on-one personal training.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, Vici has been Certified by both The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) and the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA). Vici is a Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor holding specialty Licenses in Zumba Gold, Toning, Gold Toning, Aqua, Step, Sentao, Zumba Kids, and Core.
Vici is a Certified LaBlast Fitness Instructor having been trained by the creator of the popular dance fitness program Louis van Amstel! Van Amstel is a Professional Dancer and Choreographer who also appears on the U.S. reality television series Dancing with the Stars.
Vici is also a R.E.D. Warrior Instructor. R.E.D. Warrior® Nation is an empowerment movement. Everything we do is based on the belief that we can help people live a more empowered lifestyle.
Vici also served on the Board of Directors for the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club. While there she spearheaded the effort to create a synchronized exhibition figure skating team. With the Assistance of Coaches and Choreographers the "Houstonettes" were formed. Named after the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, Houston Field house where the team skated.
Vici has worked for over 25 years in the area of Faith Formation, Spirituality and Religious Education. However, even as a teenager Vici felt called to think outside of the box and create retreat experiences. While in high school Vici worked with a small group of students to create a new UNIQUE Retreat experience for her peers. The Guidance Counselor of her Alma Mater stated recently, while teaching a course to Adults on how to engage teenagers, "You need to get creative, think outside the box! Vici Armsby, a former student, along with a few friends developed their own retreats for fellow students in the 1980's...they didn't like what we had...so they created their own thing...and it was FANTASTIC!"
Vici has served on the Albany Diocese Women's Commission and currently sits on the Liturgical Subcommittee for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
Vici also proudly sits on the Board of Directors for St. Francis Xavier Orphanage in Haiti. SFX Orphanage, located in Petite Riviere de Artibonite opened it's doors in 2011 after the devastating earthquakes. Today, the Orphanage houses and takes care of the daily needs of 18 children, most of whom are going to school and receiving medical care for the first time in their lives. Every day they give thanks for the blessings they have received, and the caring people whose generosity makes their new lives possible. To learn more about the orphanage or make a donation visit our Website!
As Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation for Our Lady of Victory-Mission Our Lady of the Snow Parish in Troy, NY, Vici continues to assist the community on their Spiritual Journey of Faith.
RETREAT May 2016-Mirror Mirror on the Wall-Gazing at the Face of Mercy
Vici training with Creator and Founder of Zumba Fitness Beto Perez!
Training With Dancing with the Stars Pro and Creator of LaBlast Fitness, Louis VanAmstel.
RED Warrior Creator and former Zumba Education Specialist Jani Roberts.
TO LEARN MORE:
Recommended Services Divine Sisterhood Supports
EndoSisterhood - Support for women with Endometriosis and pelvic pain
Dr. Colleen M. Finn, Chiropractor - 518-248-2722
Patty Murphy, MS, CNS, Nutritionist - Plate Journey
ZUMBA Official Site Instructor Page