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After mastering traditional group fitness classes such as cardio kickboxing and Zumba, instructor Sandy Pierani hungered for more rhythm. To fan her passion, she spearheaded her own program, channeling both her years of dance experience and her love of West African music. Her five-part workout engages the entire body, set to the lively beats of a world-dance medley. She produced original music, recording percussive tracks with West African, West Indian, and Latin influences, specifically designed to complement dance moves while discouraging sloth impressions. Today, she leads guests of all backgrounds and builds through her energized maneuvers, fusing strength training, cardio conditioning, and stretching into one-hour bouts of boogying. She modifies the steps according to each student's comfort level, leading them through the dynamic warm-up to the breath-centric cooldown at their preferred pace.

1320 Baldwin Ave
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

In 2009, a group of University of Michigan students decided to give back to the community in appreciation for the scholarships they had received. They founded Appreciate + Reciprocate (A+R) to raise money for the LSA Emergency Scholarship Fund, which provides aid for undergrads facing an unforeseen financial hardship. Dedicated to the notion that finances shouldn’t pose a barrier to education, A+R raises money through bake sales, postgame cleanups, and benefit concerts to help students pay for textbooks or their rent. The organization also sponsors volunteer activities at a tutoring center, a residential home for the elderly, and local parks to help students make a positive impact on the community.

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Ann Arbor,
MI
US

Signature service: Social

Established: 2003

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Through the Adult Day Program, we provide stimulation, education, socialization, and exercise (rehabilitation).

4261 Park Road
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

At Dance Revolution, the studio thumps to life as instructors lead groups through energized lessons. Most evenings revolve around the moves of salsa, but open-dance sessions present the perfect opportunities for extra practice. Rather than sashaying with mannequins at crowded department stores, students can show off all their new moves at Dance Revolution’s dance parties.

220 S Main St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US