"We put on this program to help promote health and wellness," said DRMC Marketing Director Melissa Caldwell. "(We want our members to) get up and move more and to see that exercise is fun."
The event, which took place at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 in the Dyersburg High School gym, did its best to beat the climbing temperatures outside the building. But it wasn't long before Sara Jo Ferguson of the YMCA had introduced participants to the heat of the Latin-inspired dance fitness program.
Ferguson gave a short introduction, breaking down the more complicated Zumba movements. Then the music began and Ferguson encouraged Healthy Woman members to kick up their heels and have fun.
Residents attending ranged in age from their 30s to their 60s.
"Everyone can do it, it's not just for the 20-year-olds," said Caldwell. "We had fun. We had a lot of fun. We had a great turnout and everyone had a great time."
The June event also included a presentation by DRMC's newest orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Randy Olson of Restoration Orthopedics. Olson, who specializes in hand, arm and shoulder care, provided Healthy Woman members with information on trigger finger and carpel tunnel syndrome.
The next Healthy Woman meeting is planned for the end of August. Caldwell is still putting the finishing touches on the event and reminds residents and Healthy Woman members to keep an eye out for their invitations in the coming weeks.