Participating in Marilyn Mercado’s classes for some years, I have always been impressed by her energy and ability to keep growing herself and learning, practicing, and updating her routines with yoga, dance, hula fitness, and various other groups. She has eclectic taste and style in many fields of physical movement. Direct from the source, Hawaii, she’s a natural to teach hula. Her beauty and serene manner combine with the sinuous moves of hula dances into graceful fitness routines which she designed for all levels of learners. Her yoga classes demonstrate her incredible flexibility in chosen poses that can stimulate in a workout or stretch in a relaxing manner. The dances she creates are original and often adapted for the class at hand. She strives for excellence in all her work and inspires me and others to step up our own regimens for health and exercise.