Fitness enthusiasts exercise ‘inner star’ with Broadway dance classes

Reporter: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fitness enthusiasts can now exercise their “inner star” with Broadway dance workout classes.

Shereen Ghandour attends one of these dance classes once a week for 45 minutes.

“It’s so easy to get into the steps, and once you know the choreography you can’t stop and you just continue dancing once you leave the gym,” she said.

Mitchell Wayne, a dance instructor from New York City, said it’s a great way for people to relive what they saw on stage.

“When you’re with a group of people that are doing the same steps that make you think, ‘Oh my God, I can do the steps just like I saw on Broadway,’” he said.

John Mayer, a Chicago-based clinical psychologist, believes these workouts are an excellent way to cope with everyday stress.

“This is a way in which people can escape and identify with being on Broadway, Mayer said. “It’s a great coping mechanism and we all need good coping mechanisms to deal with the stress of life.”

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