Zumba – “pretty much the most awesome workout ever.”
Exercise is to health, as donating is to charity. In this case though, exercise can be a form of charity.
Amie Bowen, Zumba instructor at the Park and Rec Center, has been teaching the program for five years and is in the process of organizing her fifth annual “Zumbathon” to help fund research for Galactosemia – a rare metabolic disorder that affects her nephew, Karter Newell.
Due to the rarity of the disorder, not many government-agencies are focused on its research. Bowen, along with mother Nancy Newell, hope to change that.
“I’m going to teach, and there are also two other Zumba instructors who are going to donate their time,” Bowen said. “Proceeds go towards research for galactosemia.
“It’ll be $25 if you register the day-of, and it’s from 9 a.m. to noon, so it’s three hours. You can do it for three hours, or, typically, a Zumba class is for one hour,” Bowen added.