February 17, 2017
Lattof YMCA WERQ’s Out for Heart Health
On February 24 from 6:45 to 8:30pm, Molly Gaynor will lead WERQ, a dance fitness class with achievable, repetitive routines to today's popular hip hop and pop music. With this free event, participants of all ages can expect to burn calories, learn about heart disease and support the American Heart Association.
Since 2010, Molly has been inspired by her mom’s story. After being diagnosed with pneumonia, symptoms continued after multiple rounds of antibiotics, resulting in a trip to the emergency room. After some tests, the doctor diagnosed Cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle. Meaning, the heart is unable to effectively pump blood throughout the body. In 2012, a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) device was implanted. “My mom has dealt with numerous complications and setbacks, including a pulmonary embolism in 2014,” shared Molly, “but she’s a fighter and is the strongest human being I know.” Teaching group fitness became cathartic for Molly. Not only to take care of her own heart health, but improving the heart health of others by keeping them active with WERQ.
Exercising, eating well, and reducing stress are all preventative measures we can take to combat heart disease. Those lifestyle choices are not always easy to make, but they can be fun if you find the right format, like WERQ! Join Molly Gaynor at Lattof YMCA on February 24 from 6:45 – 8:30pm to have a fun, family friendly work out, and support the American Heart Association.