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The Johnsonburg Community Center now offers a Zumba Fitness class on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The class is taught by licensed Zumba instructor Lacy Nicklas. Nicklas has been a licensed instructor since January 2011. When she moved back to the area to be with her husband, Nicklas decided she wanted to offer Zumba which she was so passionate about.
â€śI lived in Allentown before where I took Zumba,â€ť Nicklas said. â€śWhen I moved here there werenâ€™t any classes, and I figured if I was going to move somewhere with no classes I needed to start them.â€ť
Nicklas began teaching in St. Marys where she continues to teach in addition to Johnsonburg. Her Zumba class is at Ferragines on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Student request is the reason why Zumba is now available in Johnsonburg.
â€śI had a couple of students recommend the community center,â€ť Nicklas said. â€śI called and got it set up and here we are.â€ť
Zumba is a fitness program with the fundamentals based in international rhythm. It has a lot of aspects of dance and fitness incorporated.
â€śI structure the class to be more like a party than a fitness class,â€ť Nicklas said. â€śI do a lot of international rhythm like raggaeton which is a form of hip-hop and belly dance.â€ť
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.