In 9 months I lost 70 lbs by doing Zumba with Nina. The only exercise class I ever took was Zumba, and the only instructor I attended was Nina. My first class, I thought I was going to die by the end of warm-up, but the energy Nina projected enticed me to keep going! How I finished that first class, I'm not sure, but I did and I knew I was coming back. I began with once a week, after two weeks I added another day and made it twice a week. By the end of a month's time, I was going 6 or more times a week. I was officially ADDICTED!!! Nina gives so much encouragement. When I thought I couldn't keep going; when I hit a plateau and lost my drive to keep pushing; when I gained some weight back and got discouraged, Nina was there with her beautiful smile, loud voice and willing heart to give me whatever push and encouragement I needed to continue my lifelong journey of health and wellness. My only regret is that I didn't find Nina's class sooner. I thought I didn't have any time for me, any time to time care of ME! 4 kids, a husband, working full-time, and going to school part-time, my schedule was pretty full. But Nina told me, "If it is something you want, you will find a way" and I did! I know I lost a lot of weight doing Zumba, but there is also so much I gained: Confidence in myself, Joy and inner strength, friends that I now call my family, health, happiness, desire to live life to the max, energy, and I'm sure some wonderful years of my life! For the rest of my life, I am forever grateful that my path has crossed that of Nina's and that God has blessed me in placing her in my life! I love you, Nina!