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Turn Up the Heat on Your Heart – Dance a Dollar Month for St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association

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ST. GEORGE, Maine — In celebration of its first year of Zumba classes in St. George, Zumba with Antonia (Toni) Small will be making a $1.00 donation to the St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association (SGVFAA) for every attendee, every time they attend class in St. George, through the month of February.

“It’s a win-win situation” says Small, who started offering classes on the peninsula in February 2011, “the more you come, the better you’ll feel, and the more you’ll give. This works to encourage folks to take care of themselves and their cardiovascular health, as well as give back to the people who spend their volunteer hours making sure they are ready to provide this community with the best emergency care they can.”

Now a worldwide phenomenon, Zumba Fitness® classes are designed to provide an exhilarating effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™…moving millions of people toward joy and health. There are currently 58 Zumba Fitness® classes offered within 25 miles of Rockland.

Zumba® classes with Antonia (Toni) Small are held at the St. George Grange at Wiley’s Corner and at Studio 22, in the Lincoln Street Center in Rockland. Class schedule and fees are available by contacting Antonia Small at oryx@roadrunner.com or 691-9677.

The SGVFAA is an all-volunteer ambulance service but has initiated a new community project, which brings three salaried full-time paramedics to the service, who, together with the volunteers, will be able to provide an innovative Community Medicine Service.
The first project of it’s kind in Maine, and among the first in the country, the service will offer wellness visits, monitor at-risk patients in their homes, conduct clinics and provide lay person trainings, in addition to staffing ambulance calls.

“It’s common sense for us to take this community paramedicine model and make it work in the St. George community,” says Candy Davis, one of the SGVFAA’s paramedics. “Collaboration between the ambulance, doctors, the hospital, patients and neighbors is the key to making this work. Having health and wellness programs on the peninsula is another piece of the overall puzzle. We are deeply appreciative of the support to help us improve the health of our community and Zumba is the perfect heart healthy exercise.”

For More Information:

Contact Name: Antonia Small

Telephone Number: (207)691-9677

Website: http://www.zumba.com

Email: oryx@roadrunner.com