Filipino Zumba Lovers hit 203 attendees during the Friday class held at the Judo Hall of the Qadisya Club, making it the biggest exercise group ever organized in Kuwait. The class mentored and spearheaded by Ricky Laxa, a fitness instructor at the Radisson Blu Hotel and journalist. Proceeds collected from classes are used to purchase items in support of the needs of the women and children in the Philippine shelter in Kuwait. Pinoy Zumba Lovers is under the patronage of Gwen Chavez spouse of the Philippine Labor Attaché. Laxa is certified fitness trainer by the American Council on Exercise and The American College of Sports Medicine and recently founded “The Gym Team” an organization that aims to train and mentor aspiring fitness instructors and enhance skills of those who already are in the profession. The Gym team is composed of four members of the board who are all highly certified and licensed by different international fitness associations.