Dance Experience Not Required For Westside Dance Jamz Fitness Class

Photo courtesy Natalie Brunsman Photography

Don’t let the name full you, Dance Jamz is suitable for even the least rhythmic of fitness enthusiasts [namely, me ;-)]. This low-impact workout is choreographed perfectly in time with the latest hits and will have you sore and sweaty by the time you reach the final track!

Dance Jamz instructors Michele Vollmer and Mandy Mueller. Photo provided.

Cincinnatian Michele Vollmer is a certified Dance Jamz instructor and has taught dance for more than two decades. Seven years ago, she was introduced to Dance Jamz which was created by a fitness instructor in Northern Kentucky who wanted to blend strength training with cardio dance in a way that was different from other typical cardio dance classes. 

Unsatisfied with the fact that these classes were only being offered in NKY, Michele earned her certification in 2014 and began offering classes at the Sayler Park Recreation Center.

If just the thought of cardio dance is enough to turn you away from a group fitness class, this workout is definitely for you. Not only does Michele make her classes welcoming and suitable to all fitness levels, but her routines utilize simple movements that even I was able to catch onto [and if I can do it, you can do it!].

The 45-minute class alternated between two different styles of training: low-impact cardio and low-weight, high reps strength training. Each section lasts only a few minutes and is choreographed to the length of each song. So, by the time you feel like you can’t do even one more bicep curl, you’re finished with the set!

Michele is currently offering her classes at Fernbank Park on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in order to ensure proper social distancing. She also teaches smaller indoor classes at The Gymnastics Center on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m.

Photo courtesy Natalie Brunsman Photography

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