Swanton has a group of certified fitness instructor, local Recreation Department, & Library who want to make fitness in Swanton fun and accessible to all with a variety of times, locations and fitness opportunities. Local schools, Library and Churches open up their community space for the instructors to use giving Swanton residents access to fitness in Swanton. Thank you to our community partners for opening up their community spaces to make the health choice the easier choice.
Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.
STRONG by Zumba® is a revolutionary high-intensity workout where every move is synced to a beat, pushing you harder to give it everything you’ve got, and then some.
Movement Babies & toddlers is an active story hour centered on music, rhythm, and FUN!
Adult Volleyball – play pick-up game of Volleyball at the Swanton Central School gym
Schedule of events each week:
Jan Sweet – started Zumba in 2006 as a student in local class it was so much fun, In 2010 she decide to go and get her license to teach. She enjoys seeing the students smile, laugh and has the most fun while creating great friendships in class. Jan says “Zumba is for everyone all levels of fitness; you just move and enjoy the beats of the music.” She also teaches Zumba Fitness, Strong by Zumba, Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes serving in 3 towns in Franklin County. Swanton, St. Albans, and Enosburg teaching a total of 5 classes a week.
Jill LeClair -has been teaching for over 2 years. She was a Zumba student for 2 years when she worked to got licensed. She decided to start teaching because several friends told her they wanted to try it, but were too nervous to go to a class. She later learned that they would feel comfortable coming to a class Jill was instructor of since they knew her. The intimidation of not knowing the teacher would be eliminated. Jill never proclaimed to be a “fitness person” just a mom/wife/regular person who loved Zumba. Jill says “I fell in love with it immediately because I like dancing, and I LOVE how not a single person makes me feel out of place.” Her best joy is seeing how people come out of their shells and just laugh and have fun.
Sarah Tanner– was Zumba fitness certification in March of 2014. She is certified to teach Zumba and Zumba toning. Sarah loves to dance for fitness and has fun sharing that love with others!
By Betsy Fournier, RiseVT Wellness Specialist