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The Country Club has made some changes to its aerobics class offerings, in part to accommodate residents who are unable to attend daytime classes.

Shelley Sander, chair of the Gym, Aerobics and Pool (GAP) Committee, said that they had received requests from members because the class schedule was heavily loaded during daytime hours when many are not available, such as because of work or volunteer commitments. Along with making changes to evening class offerings, changes were also made to what’s available on the weekends.

“In consideration for that, we looked at the calendar and we saw where we could inject some more classes to fit these people’s [schedules],” Sander said.

Some classes, such as the line dancing and evening Zumba, were added to accommodate resident requests for certain classes.

“We just want to make sure we don’t neglect any significant population group,” Sander said.

Aerobics Director Lori Scolaro said that the Towers also wants to make sure that its offering a large variety of classes. She also noted that Zumba is very popular, which is why they want to have it available to Country Club members.

“We have a wide range of classes,” Scolaro said. “We’re just tweaking it a little bit.”

The new classes are:

-Zumba on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

-Line dancing every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. (beginning on December 21)

-Aqua Zumba at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays

-Body blast at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays

Sander said that she has personally attended the Tuesday even Zumba class, which began around the start of November. She said there have been 12 to 16 participants, which is “very good attendance.”

“We’re laughing, we’re having a good time. It’s not an easy class but it’s fun,” Sander said, adding that you can take breaks when you need them and do as much or as little as you can.

Scolaro said that most of the aerobics classes offered at the North Shore Towers Country Club are for any fitness level. She said that participants can slow down and take the classes and their own pace.

“Don’t be afraid to go in and try any of the classes that are on the schedule,” Scolaro said. “Never be intimidated.”

Sander and Scolaro encouraged Country Club members to continue to give their feedback about the aerobics class offerings.

Members should be sure to check out the aerobics schedule every month to see any future changes.

“We’re going to continue to monitor classes,” Sander said, adding that they’ll be looking at other classes that might be available and seeing where there could be the opportunity to add or juggle classes.


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