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Red Hot Zumbathon® Slated for Feb. 19

It’s a calorie-burning, life-saving party and you’re invited. Volunteers are organizing the area’s first Red Hot Zumbathon® on February 19th from 1-4 p.m. to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign and show people that exercise can be fun.



The event will be at Stepper-ette Studios, 10925 Harrison Street (near 115th and Harrison streets), in La Vista.

“Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year – that’s almost one per minute,” said Jen Kloin, American Heart Association volunteer. “The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable with education, and it’s increasingly treatable thanks to new medical research.”

Red Hot Zumbathon® will kick off with a mini expo from 1-2 p.m. with health education and screenings, t-shirt creation station, partner booths, and lots of door prizes, followed by two hours of exercise.

“Don’t worry if you’re new to Zumba® or haven’t worked out for a while – the event is appropriate for people of all experience and fitness levels,” said Michael O’Neil, Zumba® Fitness instructor and American Heart Association volunteer. “Several instructors will be leading the class and make the Latin-inspired dance moves easy-to-follow for newcomers, yet fun for those who already know their way around a mambo.”

For information and pre-registration visit www.heart.org/omaha. Walk-ups are also welcome. Volunteers ask for a minimum donation of $20 at the door to help reach their goal of raising $1,500 for the cause.

In-kind sponsors for Red Hot Zumbathon® include metroMAGAZINE, KMTV Action 3 News and Stepper-ette Studios.

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