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Instructor adding new spice to Zumba classes at Lutheran Home
She is looking forward to 2014 being the best year yet. “This year, I will be implementing some new classes that I’ve never offered before,” she said.
Searle says the popularity of the dance-fitness program has skyrocketed in the area since she became licensed in late 2007.
“A Zumba class is ‘officially’ a combination of dance and fitness moves, with the music being at least 70 percent Latin and international/world music and no more than 30 percent American music,” Searle said. “In any one of my classes, you might find a salsa song by Enrique Iglesias, a hip-hop song by Pitbull, a cumbia song by Fonseca, a reggaeton song by Daddy Yankee, and many other rhythms and artists too numerous to mention.
“A Zumba class is like taking a musical trip around the world in one hour,” she said. “Combine that ‘trip’ with pumped-up energy and a room full of enthusiastic participants ranging in age from their 20s into their 70s, and you have a huge calorie-burning, exercise-in-disguise party that gives you a physical and mental high.
Between doing Zumba and walking, Searle has lost 85 pounds and kept it off, she said. Searle and her team of instructors, including Scott Searle and Joanne Allred, teach Zumba classes at the Lutheran Home at Toledo, every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The event will include a series of competitions between 14 Port Clinton-area Fire/EMS and police departments. Events will include Uno, air rifle, basketball shooting, taco eating, quiz bowl and more. This year, the Olympics will kick off with a Wheelchair Obstacle Course hosted by The Ability Center of Ottawa County office. Each participant will have to roll through a series of obstacles while using a manual wheelchair. After the event, visitors and viewers will be invited to take a whirl at the obstacle course. For more information, call Tory Thompson at 419-734-0330.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that people 60 years of age or older get vaccinated. Almost one of three people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. The risk increases as people age.
The seminar will include a question-and-answer session. RSVP to Jaime Brown at 419-833-8917.
Meetings will be held Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be served. The 2014 dates include Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 and June 19. January’s topic is,” Disease Review/Overview of Pulmonary Disease.
For more information, call 419-698-4521.
A number of fitness classes are being offered this winter. Due to the college being closed for inclement weather, most of these classes have not yet begun.
The schedule includes:
• Group One-on-One – Sessions and hours vary. $40 per hour
• Mommy and Me Fitness – Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m., for nine sessions. Cost: $27
• Zumba – Mondays, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., for six sessions beginning Jan. 27
• Fit for Life-Body Works – Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. OR 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., for 19 sessions. Cost: $60
• Running and Walking – Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 to 2:50 p.m., for 12 sessions beginning Jan. 27. Cost: $55
• Get Your Groove On – Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m., for nine sessions. Cost: $50
• Drenched-Kickboxing – Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m., for nine sessions. Cost: $50
• Hula-Hooping – Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., for 19 sessions. Cost: $75 or just Mondays for $55
• RPM Cycling – Tuesdays, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Angie’s Boot Camp – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:25 a.m., for 12 sessions beginning Jan. 28. Cost: $50
• Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 to 11:55 a.m., for 12 sessions beginning Jan. 28. Cost: $50
• Lunch Time Cycle – Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 12:50 p.m., for 12 sessions beginning Jan. 28. Cost: $55
• Pump Up the Volume – Tuesdays, 5 to 5:45 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $50
• Niki’s Boot Camp – Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost:$55
• Insanity – Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 p.m. or Fridays, 5 to 5:45 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Revamped – Wednesdays, 5 to 5:50 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Blast Off – Wednesdays, 6 to 6:50 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Restorative Yoga – Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Sculpt and Spin – Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• The Best of Both Worlds – 6:15 to 7 p.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
• Cardio Mix-Up – Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., for 10 sessions. Cost: $55
For full class information, visit www.terra.edu/learning. To register or for more information on these classes, call Marsha at 419-559-2255.
“Designating a day for education and awareness about prescription drug abuse will help inform Ohioans about the dangers of misusing prescription medication – especially the very addictive pain killers,” Rep. Sheehy said. “Even after the attention surrounding this epidemic lessens, we will still have this day to educate Ohioans about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.”
HB 399 was inspired by Kyle and April Schalow of Holland, Ohio, who founded the RX Memorial Foundation in August 2012 to bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The couple have received local recognition for their activism and have testified before the Ohio House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee.
The bill must pass in both the House and Senate before the Governor signs it into law.
The event, designed to “uncork the artist” in participants, will include food, wine and painting. Tickets are $55, which includes art supplies, hors d’oeuvres, a wine ticket, participation in a wine pull, and entry into a basket raffle. No painting experience is necessary; instructors will offer step-by-step guidance.
Advance tickets are required; open to 21 and over only. For tickets and more information, call 419-267-2559 or visit www.theanswerforcancer.com.