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"It's so inspiring."

Karina Bodnieks says she was very active as a young child, but was diagnosed with ITP, a bleeding disorder, when she was eight years old.

"So my mom took me to a Zumba class that year and I've been involved in the fitness program ever since," she says. "There's nothing like the feeling you get from Zumba. It's so inspiring."

Bodnieks has been teaching basic Zumba and Zumbatomic in Miami for about a year. Sometimes local gyms invite her to host special events or be a guest instructor.

She is 16 years old today.