My Zumba success story began when a girlfriend sent an email around to a few girls inviting them to a new exercise class starting in town called Zumba. It was a one hour class once a week and it was a latin dance based exercise program was all she could tell us. I’ve never been a member of a gym or gone regularly to exercise classes but always tried to stay active through walking or exercise equipment I have at home (we all know how those things work). One thing I absolutely love to do is dance and that’s why I decided to give it a try. It eventually became our weekly mother-daughter thing and she grew more confident and moved closer to the front of the class. She made a comment once that it made her feel good about herself and I loved to hear that. The teenage years are so harsh and every positive influence they have is a bonus. We also started Zumba toning together and I was really beginning to see a difference in my weight and the inches were starting to fade away.