Posted on January 29, 2013 by SARAH MURPHY First Step Goes to Zumba Class By Liz Henderson, First Step Program Manager One of the highlights of each First Step session is the trip to Zumba class, generously provided by Misty Clark and M Dance & Fitness. Misty and her crew tailor the hour-long class to meet the fitness needs of each student, regardless of age or abilities. Outings like these are not only a lot of fun, but they help us teach the women that the key to success involves taking care of themselves both physically and mentally. The time together is also a great chance for the women to bond and really build that social support that is so critical to getting through the program. Misty recently wrote to us, “We are delighted to have provided Zumba classes for First Step since February 2012. To see the smiles on the ladies’ faces during and after class is incredibly rewarding.” She went on, “We’ve enjoyed working with the professional, dedicated staff who coordinate the program, and we look forward to continuing our involvement in 2013 and beyond.” We are so grateful to Misty and M Dance & Fitness and all of our workshop partners who help us give women a variety of life skill lessons that often can’t be taught in the classroom.