Teen who does it: Isabella “Ninja” Zapanta, 16, Ewa Beach, HI
“My mom and I saw capoeira in Step Up 3 and I fell in love. Capoeira gives me a freedom to express how I feel through body movements. It’s also taught me discipline, patience, responsibility, body awareness, confidence, and that anything is possible as long as you put the time into it.”
How to get started: There are capoeira academies around the country, but if you can’t find one nearby, you can get inspo by searching for #capoeirista on Instagram. To learn basic moves, watch intro to capoeira videos on YouTube.