Zumba instructor coordinates fitness fundraisers to benefit area charities

Zumba instructor coordinates fitness fundraisers to benefit area charities

HOLLAND, Mich — After years of instructing gymgoers the precise strikes, Zumba teacher Jamie Paquette is now inspiring members to present again to the neighborhood.

Paquette and associates at Fitin 24 Gym determined to do one thing to assist the neighborhood through the pandemic.

“We had been type of speaking about the way to promote the fitness center and likewise give again to our neighborhood,” defined Paquette. “We need to have the ability to have a really giant affect on our neighborhood.”

They got here up with the thought of holding month-to-month health fundraisers on the fitness center.

Courtesy: Jamie Paquette

Paquette has discovered a brand new rhythm organizing and coordinating the occasions.

“I like doing it and I like serving to individuals,” she advised FOX 17 News. “We’ve performed fundraisers for Resilience, Hospice of Holland, Children’s Advocacy Center, Hope Pkgs… we did a Party in Pink for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.”

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Courtesy: Jamie Paquette

The fundraisers will shift to quarterly occasions, with the following one scheduled for July 16 to profit the non-profit Kairo’s Krew.

Money raised will go to swim classes, life jackets and selling water security.

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“You’re giving to your self by giving your physique motion and then you definately’re giving the neighborhood donations or gadgets,” stated Paquette. “We have a tremendous fitness center neighborhood and everybody participated.”

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Courtesy: Jamie Paquette

Items collected for one of many fundraisers

Charities are already lined up for the following few occasions, together with one other Party in Pink to profit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in October.

“She radiates pleasure, it is contagious,” stated Laura Canan, a fellow Zumba teacher. “She conjures up all of us, not solely to be a part of individuals’s health journeys, however then making a distinction in the neighborhood with our health neighborhood.”

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Courtesy: Jamie Paquette

As the FOX 17 and Lake Michigan Credit Union Pay it Forward Person of the Month, Paquette is receiving a $550 prize.

Know someone who should be featured next month? Nominate them here.

Meet Donna Miller, our May 2022 Pay it Forward Person of the Month.


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