Zumbathon set for Oct. 18 at Freeman Fitness Center in Sea Colony


Coastal Point • Submitted : Zumbathon participants get their bodies moving at the Freeman Fitness Center at Sea Colony.Coastal Point • Submitted : Zumbathon participants get their bodies moving at the Freeman Fitness Center at Sea Colony.The third annual Zumbathon at the Freeman Fitness Center in Sea Colony will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The event has raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research during each of its first two years, but participants don’t have to be Zumba experts to join the effort for the cause.

“You don’t even ever have to have done Zumba before,” said Sea Colony Activities & Fitness Manager Jen Neal. “It’s just to help support the cause and come have fun for two hours.”

During the two-hour dance party, participants are being encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer awareness, and there will even be an award for best-dressed.

“It’s a dance party. It’s so much fun you don’t even know you’re working out,” said Neal. “Dancing for a great cause — it’s fun and energetic.”

Sea Colony Marketing & Communications Manager Claudia Thayne attributed the consistent success of the event to the community.

“This area has some of the most giving, sharing, concerned people I’ve ever met, and if you ask them for support, they give it to you. It’s a remarkable community,” she stated.

The Freeman Fitness Center is located at 38994 Westway Drive, south of Bethany Beach. Registration costs $15, and participants signing up on the day of the event are being encouraged to get there 15 to 20 minutes early.

For more information, call (302) 539-4511 or visit the Facebook page for the Sea Colony Freeman Fitness Center.