Aredes’ students love his classes and frequently use the words words “love” and “life saver” when they talk about him. He’s grateful for the students too.

Aredes' students love his classes and frequently use the words words "love" and "life saver" when they talk about him. He's grateful for the students too.

Aredes’ students love his classes and frequently use the words words “love” and “life saver” when they talk about him. He’s grateful for the students too.

NEW YORK — JANUARY 23: Michael Aredes teaches a Zumba class outside Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Photographs by Calla Kessler/NPR)