Signal Mountain residents can work to improve their bodies and their schools at the same time with Fit and Fab, a community workout class which donates a portion of the class fee to the nonprofit Mountain Education Foundation.
The current session is being held in the Signal Mountain Middle/High School weight room Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 13 through Feb. 12 from 7-7:45 a.m. Classes are drop-in; participants do not have to complete the whole session.
Led by Signal residents Eden Lusk and Marsha Goldberg, the boot camp-style class is a full-body workout incorporating strength training and cardio that's appropriate for all fitness levels, the pair said.
"We wanted to provide an affordable workout opportunity for people to feel stronger and more confident," said Goldberg.
The class raised $250 for the foundation in its first two sessions, which are held at different locations on the mountain so they can be open to everyone — not just members of particular clubs, they said.
People can drop in at a cost of $15 per class or purchase a 10-class package for $75.
Donations from the class go into the foundation's general fund, which pays for costs not covered by the school district at Signal Mountain's three public schools, such as art teacher salaries.
In addition to raising money for MEF, Goldberg and Lusk said they also want to raise awareness about what it does and the need to contribute. Lusk said only one in four families on the mountain donates even though everyone benefits.
Open to ages 15 and up, the class draws men and women of all fitness levels, they said.
"We get everyone from people who are extremely experienced to those who are completely stepping out of their comfort zone," said Goldberg.
No registration is necessary, but for more information about the class or future sessions, contact Eden Lusk on Instagram @needin_eden or Marsha Goldberg @ridewithmarsha.
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