Dubbed “Super Dave” by the Zumba community, Dave Cohen has certainly earned his nickname. He spent most of 2010 in the hospital fighting for his life with Leukemia and a Bone Marrow transplant. In 2012, Dave was rushed into emergency brain surgery following an accident. In 2013, he turned to Zumba fitness, looking for a program to help him get in shape and recover from his traumatic brain injury.
After taking classes for a year, Dave decided to become a licensed Zumba instructor; he was feeling great and even hosted various Zumbathon charity events to raise money for Leukemia. However, in 2013, Super Dave suffered another health setback; he had a heart attack and had to undergo a triple bypass. While in the hospital, Dave was overwhelmed by how many Zumba friends came to visit.
“I feel blessed to have come across the Zumba program when I needed it.” Dave continued, “I really think Zumba fitness has saved my life.”