When I first discovered Zumba in 2012, I did not think it would become an important part of my life. I started casually taking one Zumba class a week after being out of the exercise routine for many years. Then one day, my daughter brought home a piece of paper from school about a Uvic study on fitness, health and physical activity, looking for volunteer families. We thought it was a good idea to help us get motivated to exercise as a family. My contribution to this study was to increase Zumba classes to three times a week because I thought I could complete this study only with Zumba. The result of the study? Great! The Uvic researchers confirmed my improved cardiovascular capacity with reduced waist size as a bonus! Since then, I could not stop Zumba and now teach students that are so welcoming and friendly! I was lucky to find Zumba and dance with all these wonderful people!