Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths in the State of New York? Earlier CVD was primarily found in men, but this is no longer the case as half of its victims are women.

What’s worrying is that CVD kills people at the prime of their lives. It is reported, that on average, 1.5 million adults in the U.S. have heart attacks and strokes every year. Currently, there are about 14 million heart attack survivors living in the US, many of which now suffer from a disability and are still at risk of more heart attacks and strokes.

Research shows that Americans are significantly less healthy than their global peers, however many of us now making necessary changes and are focused on strengthening the most important muscles in our body.

To build a healthier heart, increase stamina and endurance, fitness communities across the cities are organizing fitness classes to cater to a large group of participants.

Here are some fitness classes to look out for in New York:

  1. Zumba Fitness – Mar, 11, 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Zumba Fitness class is open to beginners and lovers of Zumba. The event will be held in Brooklyn CenterStage Dance Studio. The class is the perfect combination of fitness with the energy and moves of a large dance party. Bring your friends along and you’ll forget that you’re working out. Getting healthier together is so much more fun! Hurry and sign up through Eventbrite as spaces are limited. Cost is $15.

           2. ShapeUp NYC – Carib Dance Fitness – Feb 27, Mar. 6 & Mar. 13, 6:00 PM

Who has more groove than the people of the Caribbean? Join instructor Ariana Carthan after you are done with work at South Ozone Park and feels the Caribbean vibes with soca, reggae, and African rhythms through dance fitness. Participants are expected to work up a sweat in a thrilling hour of aerobics. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You are advised to bring a towel and a water bottle along with you. Sign up now, space is limited and participation is First Come, First Serve.

           3. 70’s Latin Soul Zumba Fitness Party – Mar. 10, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Desiree Dicupe & Veronica Caicedo are once again holding their “70’s Latin Soul” Zumba Fitness Party at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. This Zumba Master Class will be held at the Lower East Side for everyone to enjoy. The place will be bumping with classic sounds of the 70s and music of today. You’re going to have to check this one out because these two ladies have also planned a special guest appearance! Register now through Eventbrite.

          4. Mix It Up Class in Wayne – Mar. 19, 2017

The Mix It Up Class is part of the Move Your Body – March Series by Paula Of Fitness. Paula will be leading the class. Equipment such as ropes, bands and balls will be provided. You will be required to bring your mat, towel and water bottle. Register through Eventbrite now.

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