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Exercise is drummed into YMCA fitness enthusiasts

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Lisa Hammond, left, and Nancy Risk look like they are playing a duet during the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Lisa Hammond, left, and Nancy Risk look like they are playing a duet during the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

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  • Members of the 'Drum Band' blast away on their exercise balls, with instructor Kathy Kurtz, right, leading the way at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.  Classes are every Friday morning.
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Lisa Hammond leads in a drum sticks exercise in the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
  • Ragnhild Gabrielsen is jamming so fast a drum stick is almost not seen and it looks like she is levitating the exercise ball behind her.  Nearly 75, she keeps up with classmates who are 30 as she enjoys the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
  • Stretching is also part of the Drum Fitness Class at the YMCA.
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Instrhe Marco YMCA.
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Lisa Hammond, left, and Nancy Risk look like they are playing a duet during the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
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Drum fitness class members work on balance during a musical routine at the Great Marco Family YMCA.
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Linda Hughes wails away on her exercise ball in the drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
  • Members of the Drum Fitness Class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, from left, Ragnhild Gabrielsen, Karen Bernthaler, Linda Hughes, Nancy Gallucci, Judy Zacharski, Mary Carleen Ferry, Jackie Zwillenberg, Lisa Hammond, Sue Holewinski and Nancy Risk.
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Kathy Kurtz enthusiastically leads her drum fitness class at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. In a non-stop hour of exercise, the class is constantly using the drum sticks to pound on the exercise ball and to do stretching exercises.

Exercise classes often employ music as an assist in the workout.
How about drums?

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