Local Fitness Instructor Eileen Arsenault believes that exercise workouts should be both fun and inspiring so every few months she and her classes decide on a charity to support. They come up with a theme and dedicate an exercise session to helping their cause. On April 8, the Treasure Island Jazzercise class participated in “Tutus for Transition” by donning ballet tutus for a dance-centered workout to support Ready for Life, a non-profit organization that supports children transitioning out of the foster care system. The 60-minute exercise session raised over $1200 through donations, raffles, and a silent auction. The group presented the funds to Ann Dallmann, a mentor with Ready For Life’s organization, who joined the group to explain the charity’s mission.
In addition to periodic fund raisers, Eileen’s exercise groups are known for combining their workouts with celebrations and the formation of friendships. Eileen, a certified Jazzercise and Sport Yoga instructor, leads a variety of different types of exercise classes which encompass all levels of ability. For more information and to obtain the full class schedule email Eileen at email@example.com or contact her by phone at 727-481-3995. For more information on Ready for Life, go to readyforlifepinellas.org.