Pelham Public Library gets its groove on

Pelham Public Library is hosting Saturday Zumba classes starting April 5. The popular dance-based workout will be led by a certified instructor and is open to all fitness levels. (Contributed)

Pelham Public Library is hosting Saturday Zumba classes starting April 5. The popular dance-based workout will be led by a certified instructor and is open to all fitness levels. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—Want to get in shape? Look no further than the Pelham Public Library. On April 5, the library is introducing a six-week Zumba program, the third in its series of health-themed classes.

The Pelham Library held Jumpstart Your Metabolism in February and tai chi in March, both of which were met with much enthusiasm.

“We’re trying different programs to reach out to different groups in the community,” Pelham Public Library director, Barbara Roberts, said. “These classes all relate to our central theme of health and wellness.”

Zumba is a popular new workout that targets weight-loss through a combination of dance moves set to music. The Pelham Library will hold one-hour sessions for all fitness levels led by certified Zumba instructor, Sandra Thompson.

“They’re for anyone and everyone,” Pelham Public Library adult services coordinator, David Smith, said.

Classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room every Saturday from April 5 through May 10. The entire six-week program costs $30, and those interested can sign up at the library or by calling (205) 620-6418.