Why just exercise when you can dance? The Connection is hosting two FREE Dance Fitness workshops on Sunday, October 13th at 1:30 and 3:00pm with guest instructor, Debra Martin.

Certified Fitness Pro, Corporate Athlete® Facilitator, and Wellness Coach, Debra Martin will show participants how to make fitness fun in her classes “Fit Jam” and “Functionally Fit”.

Martin’s 1:30 workshop, “Fit Jam” features an upbeat rhythmic cardio dance workout with a mix of contemporary hip-hop, street jazz and club influenced movement styles to keep the class moving.

The 3:00 workshop, “Functionally Fit”, is a strength training workout designed to enhance muscular strength, endurance, and coordination. This full intensity workout focuses on the fundamentals of function and compound movement.

Debra Martin, a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Dance and a focus in Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Psychology, has been helping her students find their groove and reach their fitness and wellness goals for two decades.

As a former member of the Reebok Performance Team and Director of the Culture Shock New York hip hop dance troupe, Martin has had the privilege of performing and presenting classes throughout the US.

Martin’s experience as a competitive swimmer, collegiate rower and aspiring triathlete also inform the way she structures and coaches her innovative and spirited classes.  

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Registration for “Fit Jam” and “Functionally Fit” is required and space is limited. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call: 908-273-4242 or stop by 79 Maple Street in Summit.