121 Fitness offering free yoga and zumba classes

Tara Tran, Staff Reporter

As a continuation of their successful program from last year, 121 Fitness is offering free yoga and Zumba classes for Case Western Reserve University students. The sessions are available weekly for the entire semester, with yoga running on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Zumba on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m., both in The Spot. The sessions are free, and no registration is required.

The program began last year when Edwin Mayes, the director of First Year Experience and Family Programs, reached out to 121 Fitness in an effort to partner with them.

“It is really important for students to have a balance in their busy schedules,” said Sarah Ziance, associate director of 121 Fitness. Ziance said that the classes were a huge success during orientation, and she hopes that the momentum will continue so that students “will want to make it a part of their weekly routine.”

Junior Erin Collard said that she enjoyed the sessions. Collard is a member of 121 Fitness, but found that the sessions were even more enjoyable, saying “there were tons more people that I knew.”

According to Ziance, past classes ranged from 20 to 40 people, but she expects that the numbers will rise.