It was a sea of red on Friday, February 3 in Studio 919. To cap off Go Red Week, and on National Wear Red Day, a dance party was organized to get people up and moving during their lunch hour. About 50 people attended the event.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout,” said Erin Davidson, Zumba instructor who helped lead the dance party and and fitness program and services coordinator.
After participants checked in, they could peruse the table outside Studio 919 offering free red shirts, necklaces or heart-shaped sunglasses. Many people took advantage of the goodies and danced while wearing the necklaces or sunglasses. Others entered a raffle to win fancy Rec-Well water bottles. The winners of the water bottles were announced in between songs at the dance party.
Popular Zumba instructor Ron Benbow and Davidson kept spirits high as they alternated leading the dances packed with sneaky muscle builders like squats and lunges. It was hard to stop smiling as Ron kept asking, “Is everyone having fun?!” And they certainly kept everyone’s heart pumping with sizzling moves and blaring, upbeat music.
Go Red Week encourages patrons of the Rec Well to be aware of their risk for heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 610,000 people die from heart disease every year and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. However, early preventive care and a healthy lifestyle can prevent heart disease.
OU Rec Well has plenty of options to keep your heart healthy, from drop in body comps, group exercise classes, wellness consultations, and personal trainers.
For more information, visit https://www.oakland.edu/recwell/fitness/fitness-programs/.