Get inspired by this dynamic mother-daughter duo!!
Cindy and Marisa Stani have been co-teaching Zumba® classes together for the past 5 years. Their classes began with around 35 people and quickly grew to over 200 because of the passion and fun they brought to their students.
Since 2013, the best friends and fitness enthusiasts have channeled their energy and passion into helping others through Zumbathon® charity events, raising more than $100,000 to date for local charities, including Make-A-Wish® Western New York. This year alone, the Stani girls had the honor of granting a wish to 3 different Make-A-Wish families: 10 year old Elizabeth, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was sent to Disney World with her parents; 8 year old Henry, who also suffers from CF, got to vacation in Hawaii with his parents, two brothers, and sister; and 5 year old Shawn had his dreams come true when he and his family were given a trip aboard a Disney Cruise!
The inspiring and selfless mother and daughter have touched the lives of so many in their community. How do they do it all while getting along so well?
“We listen to and respect each other,” says daughter Marisa. “We spend endless hours discussing everything, but mostly we enjoy each other’s company and laugh A LOT. My mom tells me I have turned into her mini me!”
“Above all else,” chimes in mother Cindy, “it’s an incredible feeling to know that we can lift the spirits of a child who is ill, and we get to do it together.”
If this doesn’t make you smile, then you should get into one of their classes STAT!