FOUNDER + DANCE INSTRUCTOR + ACTIVIST
Tanya Lozano is a dance instructor and activist in the Pilsen Community of Chicago. As an athlete and dancer, Lozano always found her passion in sports and fitness. She began playing basketball at a very young age and ventured onto her first organized basketball team at Rudy Lozano Bilingual International Academy. She then continued her education and basketball experience at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. As a freshman, Lozano quickly earned the starting point guard position on the Varsity Team as well as the title of captain on the Junior Varsity team. Brought up by two activist parents, Lozano was involved in many of the local social justice campaigns as well as some of the national struggles for Latino rights. As a freshman Lozano organized a walk-out amongst her student body at Cristo Rey to participate in the massive immigrant rights marches of Chicago in 2005. As a result, Lozano was not able to continue her education at Cristo Rey her sophomore year. She transferred to Benito Juarez Community Academy, continued her education and basketball experience as the captain and MVP. Lozano decided to begin her collegiate experience at North Central College in Naperville, IL. with an interest in political science. She continued to play basketball at a division three level. Soon Lozano would decide to leave NCC due to experiences with racism at both the administrative and student levels. she would go on to Northeastern Illinois University majoring in social justice.
After learning of the health disparities and injustices in her own community, Lozano made the socially conscious decision to begin and remain pursuing her career in fitness in her own community of Pilsen where their was a lack there of. Her sense of style, passion for a healthy community, and her desire to influence has earned her a dedicated following of fitness enthusiasts and outstanding number of clients from the community, and has expanded her clientele to clients of the surrounding Areas as well. She founded Healthy Hood Chicago in 2014 and has then developed a team of quality instructors from the community. Providing quality services to the community as well as income for instructors.
Find Tanya at HH teaching Intro to Choreography and anything in between!