Vici Armsby - Creator and Executive Director
Creator and Executive Director of the DS Women's Empowerment Center, Vici Armsby, is passionate about assisting women in becoming 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.
A healthy body image is key when it comes to embracing who you are. Vici has worked with hundreds of women seeking to create better eating habits, lose weight and take charge of their physical well being. For several years Vici was the Area Trainer of Diet Workshop training the entire staff of the Upstate North East Chapter(75+ Instructors). Vici enjoyed facilitating large and small support groups, conducting work place programs and developing one-on-one personal training.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, Vici is 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.
Also a certified LaBlast Fitness Instructor, Vici was 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, Sr. Monica Murphy, CSJ 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 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!
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.
RETREAT - Mirror Mirror on the Wall-Gazing at
the Face of Mercy
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.
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Dr. Colleen M. Finn, Chiropractor - 518-248-2722
Patty Murphy, MS, CNS, Nutritionist - Plate Journey
ZUMBA Official Site Instructor Page