Mother & Daughter Raise Thousands!

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.

In 2013, the best friends and fitness enthusiasts decided to channel this passion into helping others, so they teamed up with Make-A-Wish® Western New York to raise money via Zumbathon® charity events for children who are affected by some of life’s greatest challenges. These “wish champions” partied with more than 600 people to raise $15,000, enough to grant the wishes of two children faced with life-threatening medical conditions. Since then, the two have raised even more money and have grown closer along the way. Today, their classes fill up with up to 200 students on any given day.

So you may be asking how this duo gets 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!”

If this doesn’t make you smile, then you should get into one of their classes STAT!