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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