What we're about
If you live in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Burleson, Joshua, Crowley, or Rendon, or any of the surrounding cities, and want to connect with others to share FITNESS that is FUN, HEALTH that is ACHIEVABLE, and HAPPINESS that is CONTAGIOUS, then this is the group for you!
Join this group to meet up with other fitness fanatics at various Dance Fitness classes all over the DFW Metroplex. Some are free. Some are fundraisers for charities. Some charge a fee.
These are Wren's regularly scheduled Zumba classes:
Wed 10:35 am YMCA on S. Cooper - STRONG® by Zumba
Thurs 8:30 am LA Fitness in Grand Prairie - Zumba
Friday 9:45 am LA Fitness in S. Arlington - Zumba
These are regularly scheduled REFIT classes:
Tuesday and Thursday (REFIT) classes are at First Baptist Church in Burleson, and are always FREE! 6:00-7:00 pm
Monday and Wednesday (REFIT) classes in Crowley at 6:30
What is REFIT®?
REFIT was started several years ago by (3) former Zumba instructors from Waco, TX. It is similar to Zumba, but it is more Christian-based.
If you haven't heard of REFIT® before, check out their website: http://refitrev.com/about/
WE BELIEVE THE HEART IS MORE THAN A MUSCLE, THAT A PERSON IS MORE THAN A BODY, THAT RELATIONSHIPS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS RESULTS. WE BELIEVE THAT FITNESS ISN’T JUST FOR THE FIT, IT’S FOR THE WILLING. REFIT® IS A FITNESS EXPERIENCE. WE’RE NOT YOUR TYPICAL CARDIO DANCE CLASS…WE’RE SO MUCH MORE.
Why do we offer these classes for Free?
We believe in helping others get fit and having fun while exercising. We are not in this to make money and we don't sell products. Matthew 10:8 says "Heal the sick...Freely (without pay) you have received. Freely (without charge), give." Not that we believe we have any special healing powers. We are just doing our part and giving back to the community. We do believe that exercise keeps you healthy and can heal many ailments.
Now if you are so inclined, there is a way to contribute to financially supporting these classes.
You can contribute at this link:
As of this time, the only expenses we have are the cost of this Meetup page, which is $144/year and music purchases. I have been paying this out of my own pocket since 2010, because this is a ministry to me. It's been worth every penny to see the smiles on people's faces and know that I am helping them get healthier and happier. The facility is provided free of charge by the church.
INSTRUCTORS: Laura, Lorie, Bobbie Sue, Suzanne, Brittany, Kim, and/or Cara, will be group-teaching this class.
COST: You do not need to be a member of this church to attend this class. It is FREE to the public. Everyone and anyone is welcome. You can also bring as many friends as you like.
No experience necessary. Just bring a smile and a willing heart and let it lose! Every week there are new people, so don't feel like you will be trying to catch up on the choreography. We keep it simple. Even if you've never danced or participated in a REFIT® class, you can do this! Please arrive 10-20 min. early to sign a waiver, get checked in, and socializing.
CLASS FORMAT: Each week (2-4) Licensed REFIT® instructors will lead this exercise/dance fitness class for approx. 50-55 minutes, showing you the moves It’s more fun than you’ve ever had! You won’t even realize you are working out. We dance to contemporary Christian songs by Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Third Day etc. as well as Top 40 radio hits by artists such as Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, etc and even occasionally mix in some country music like Little Big Town, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, and Band Perry. As you can see, we dance to a WIDE variety of music so there's something for everyone!
Our classes end with a 5-10 minute prayer time. Anyone can offer up a prayer for someone in need. Please allow our group the privilege of praying for you, or a friend, or family member. Feel free to offer an anonymous prayer as well or to share as much as you want to. We love to hear praise reports as well! This is also a completely optional part of our time together. If you are not comfortable with it, that is perfectly fine. You are still welcome to enjoy our classes.
Benefits of a Dance Fitness class:
• Reduce stress
• Burn calories
• Gain self-confidence
• Express yourself
• Increase your energy and stamina
• flexibility and coordination
• Strengthen your heart
• Meet new friends
• Learn moves to take to the dance floor
• Experience new music
• Enjoy a fitness program that keeps you coming back for more!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN A REFIT® CLASS:
FITNESS FOR ALL
We believe there is power in diversity. REFIT® welcomes all sizes, shapes, ages, and backgrounds.
It’s not (only) about having a rockin’ body. It’s about rockin’ your body! Cardio. Toning. Flexibility. Our workouts target the whole person body + mind+ soul.
VALUE-INFUSED / FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSIC
The music we use choose and the moves we use have a purpose and a point. The music is powerful, positive and uplifting, and there’s a fitness-focus behind every movement.
We believe that REFIT® is “more than” fitness. We’re a family. We, the instructors, are interested in cultivating strong connections that last well beyond the workout.
FITNESS WITH A PURPOSE
We believe that fitness can changes lives and inspire people to live with greater impact. We infuse our faith and values into every class.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NOT FIND IN A REFIT® CLASS
SCANTILY CLAD BODIES
We love our community and their faces. We just don’t always want to see their “bits and pieces”! Conservative workout attire is definitely preferred.
The music we choose is positive, powerful and appropriate for all age levels. We’re intentional about what goes in your ears!
Dance trends may come and go, but REFIT® carefully selects choreography that is fitness-focus and is family-friendly.
THE ME SHOW
We, the instructors, are trained to focus on you. This isn’t our half-time performance. The goal is to see you sweat and smile! We are not here to show you how WE can move, but to encourage YOU to gain confidence in your own moves.
You won’t be perfect (and neither will we) and that’s okay. Your first few classes will be a learning opportunity, but you’ll eventually catch on. The main thing is to HAVE FUN…and you will!
I hope you will bless our group with your participation. Thank you!