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When it comes to getting fit, sometimes creativity comes into play.  Everyone is not into the weights, medicine balls, treadmills, personal trainers and running.  Some people just like to dance.  Yes, I said dance, and I do not mean at the club, although that counts also.

Trish Womack teaches line dancing three days a week in Randallstown, Md. and the people really enjoy it.

In a room at the Maryland Center for Performing Arts, Womack gives the dancers a good workout.  From 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. she teaches the beginner to intermediate class and without missing a step she goes directly into the advanced class from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Each dance has a name and a song that goes along with it.  Womack teaches the basic steps and after they go over the steps several times and put everything together, the music comes on and it all comes together.

Everyone goes along at their own pace and has a magnificent time.  It is funny to see the dancers looking at their feet during the class, but that is just to make sure every step is right.

Pat Crovill has been doing the urban soul line dance for about a year and before that she did the country line dancing.

“To me this is good for the body, the mind and the soul. It’s one of the few things that puts a smile on my face,” says Crovill.

Haywood Johnson and his wife, Claudia Johnson, a breast cancer survivor, have been dancing with Womack for about a year.

Haywood Johnson says he has been line dancing collectively for about seven years. “Doing this for the last six years, I probably lost about 70 pounds,” says Johnson.

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How many times have you gone to an exercise class and casually said hello to the people around you just to be polite?  Would you believe there is a place where nearly everyone speaks and encourages one another and their accomplishments?

That place is Chizel-It Fitness Center. Charles “Chizel-It” Harris runs around the fitness center during his class yelling and counting and keeping the atmosphere high as a packed room full of participants try to keep up with him.

Chizel, as everyone calls him, has a desire to see people fit and he does not want excuses.  It does not matter where you are on the fitness spectrum-beginner to advanced-he wants and expects participation from everyone as seen in this video clip.

There is something about personal trainers, they have a desire to motivate the unmotivated and move the slow and unmovable.  Every one has a reason for coming out to the classes offered at the fitness center.

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