our Groove classes than just dance.The
intensity was certainly apprent,but it
was also the sense of community and the
ability to break down barriers.
A renewal of for all of us.
My first exposure to Ashleigh and Tricia was at a gym they were teaching at. Having passed their class many times I was continually intrigued by the great music and dark environment. But truth be told, I just wasn’t a fan of group fitness so I did not go in. After a couple more walk-by’s a friend made me go in and dance to a few songs and I was immediately hooked. I didn’t get the moves right but I loved the high intensity and focused instruction. I went back for the next class wearing my heart rate monitor and was thrilled to see 750 calories burned in under a hour.
While continuing to attend classes over the next month, my excitement for the possibilities for Groove grew. I found myself missing class when I couldn’t attend, something that had never happened before.These two were amazing dancers, full of energy and motivating smiles. I was inspired by Ashleigh and Tricia. But the best part about both of them was their encouragement during class and the heartfelt ‘see you next time’ after class. This was more than just a fitness class, it was the beginning of a community.
One day Ashleigh informed us that she was moving. It was a change that none of us expected and we didn’t want the classes to end. After hearing the reverberating feedback that classes were wanted, Ashleigh, Tricia and I sat down to brainstorm ways to keep up the momentum. It was apparent that there was more to our Groove classes than just dance. The intensity was certainly apparent, but it was also the sense of community and the ability to break down barriers. A renewal of for all of us.