Aerodance and cardio kickboxing go virtual

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WITH global Covid-19 cases on the rise and sports put on hold, it is still important to maintain one’s health which is why the Saipan Music and Dance Studio’s aerodance and cardio/kickboxing classes aim to keep your body moving at home through virtual sessions.

On Saturday, fitness instructor Joel Vallega went live on Facebook to help workout enthusiasts sweat for an hour. He believes that there is no reason to just sit at home while we wait for the Covid-19 to burn itself out.

“As of now we suspended all schedules for Saipan and Tinian to comply with our government’s directive on social distancing,” Vallega said. “We believe staying home will save lives.”

He said Saturday’s live session reached 200 viewers on Saipan and Tinian who performed the workout in their own homes. “We believe that people should exercise especially during this kind of situation and we’re inviting everyone to join. Don’t Quit, Stay Fit!” Vallega said.

Participants sweat it out during one of the Saipan Music and Dance Studio’s aerodance and cardio/kickboxing sessions in the SMADS studio in Garapan.  Contributed photos

The virtual sessions will be livestreamed from Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SMADS’s aerodance and cardio/kickboxing classes started in 2017 and were led by Joel Vallega. Aside from aerodance, Vallega, along with Susan Perez, conducted fitness sessions on Tinian through the Fitbeat project of first lady Diann Torres. On Saipan, Fitbeat was led by Vallega and Irene Holl.

“Aside from teaching a variety of dances for kids 5 to 18 years old, SMADS also serves ladies or busy moms and even dads who don’t have time to go to the gym,” Vallega said.

He is a certified aerodance and cardio/kickboxing fitness instructor who is motivated to keep fit and to motivate others to do the same.

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