Exercise class targets women 40 and older

HEIGHTS — Registration is under way for Fit, Firm & Fabulous Over 40 Zumba classes that will begin next month.

     The eight-week sessions, offered by Elements of Exercise and the Parks and Recreation Department, will be held from 9:30  to 10:20 a.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.

     Cost of the sessions is $40 for one day per week.

     Its creators call Zumba “a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective and fun fitness system.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

     FFFOF classes are for women only and will focus on cardiovascular, strength and spirit, as well as on women-specific fitness needs and exercises for optimal results.     Participants must bring 2- or 3-pound hand weights and an exercise mat and are advised to bring a bottle of water and a towel.

     To register call 313) 791-3600 or (888) 363-3635. For more information go to www.elementsofexercise.com.