WILMINGTON — Rocking it out and burning off the calories.
Locals gathered at Senior Services on North Nelson Avenue on Tuesday to try out the trending exercise routine called cardio drumming. The exercise has participants banging on an anti-burst exercise ball sitting on a 17-gallon, rope-handled bucket with drumsticks while doing cardio moves.
Julie Culwell, Kirsty Woods, Kristin Jackson and Sarah Mitchell lead the class and have found great results with it.
“I first found out about it after taking a class back in 2013 and fell in love with it immediately,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell knew she wanted to lead her own class and around two and a half years ago she was encouraged by friends to do so. This led to her starting a class in Blanchester, then opening a second class in Morrow earlier this year, and now the class in Wilmington with Culwell, Woods and Jackson as co-coaches.
One of the reasons why all the coaches find the class so fun is because it’s a judgment-free zone and it’s an open, accessible environment.
Culwell, along with her son Jackson and her husband James, have been seeing results from the class.
“I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, my son’s losing weight, and my husband just started. It’s a really fun class, you don’t feel like you’re working out,” said Culwell.
Blanchester classes are Mondays at 7 p.m., held at Putman Elementary School, 327 E. Baldwin St., Blanchester, in the gym. Little Miami classes are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Morrow Arts Center, 10 Miranda St., Morrow. And the Wilmington classes will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington.
More info on the classes can be found at their Facebook group, Cardio Drumming Southwest Ohio, or email cardiodrumSWohio@gmail.com .
Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510.