Kia ora, aloha, ohana

Island Life

Kiwa Dance Fitness is island born and embodies island life – it’s about being active but at a slower pace with simpler moves.  Kiwa embodies the island state of mind as one of a welcoming community with a sense of togetherness.  We are ohana, a chosen family finding unity and harmony together.

Island Style

At Kiwa we embrace your individuality and invite you to bring your own flavor to class. If wearing a coin/jingle hip scarf makes you put an extra “pop” in your hip pops, wear it. If you like to cover up a bit, throw a pareo over your leggings and set your inner wahine free. It’s about moving and having FUN at the same time.

Why Kiwa classes?

What makes Kiwa classes unique in an ocean of live and virtual fitness classes?

  • First, and probably foremost, is that this is peer fitness.  Classes are led by an older adult, someone who can relate to your abilities.
  • Secondly, classes are specifically designed to take your abilities into consideration with simple, low impact moves with smooth transitions to keep you safe and a playlist created to give older adults a moderately intense workout.
  • Finally, the songs and dances reflect a happy island vibe, leaving you feeling more like you have been at a beach party than a workout.

Island Girl

At 59, my husband and I decided we weren’t living our best life and moved to Vancouver Island and felt immediately at home living the island life. Now I am just a salty blonde living on tacos, tunes, and island time. As an older adult with a total knee replacement and a chronic inflammatory condition, I have to keep moving to preserve the mobility I have.  Moving and staying active are the keys to living independently as I grow older.  

Accessible Fitness

After finding Zumba Gold®, I knew it was an “exercise” I could do for the rest of my life, It was adaptable to my abilities, it connected me with others who were interested in dancing and staying fit, and it was FUN.  To keep classes accessible, I have minimized my costs so classes can be affordable. Rates from $3 to $7 depending on your commitment level.

The monthly bulletins keeps you in the loop on what’s going on at Kiwa. Occasionally, when I want to share some things I have learned about general health, wellness, and fitness, I will put a wellness report on the News page. Please let me know via the Contact page if you would like to receive the bulletins or notice of a wellness report.

Kiwa Dance Fitness

Sherri Fransila,

Licensed in Zumba Gold® (2013).

Certified fitness instructor specialist in group fitness, active aging fitness, exercise for knee/hip replacements, and nutrition for weight management. Supplemental training in stretching anatomy and Zumba® Core.

Licensed to play music by SOCAN and ReSound.

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For more information and to register for classes:


(778) 318-1751

Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Kiwa Dance Fitness is a sole proprietorship registered in the Province of British Columbia, Canada

Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, and the Zumba Fitness logos are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, used under license.





Updated: May 2022