Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 28, 2013

An energized boost for youth center

The Andover Townsman

---- — A group of high-energy supporters danced, spun and sweated their way into raising $1,100 to help build the Andover Youth Center during a fundraiser this month at Yang’s Fitness Center.

The fitness center at 5 Dundee Park in Andover hosted its first of what it intends to be annual Dance and Spin-A-Thons to benefit the Andover Youth Foundation.

The Dance-A-Thon on Friday, Nov. 15, featured dance instructors from Yang’s and Dance Infusion leading a group of participants who included Yang’s members, Andover Youth Foundation and Andover Youth Services supporters and the general public through two fun, but intense one-hour dance programs. The dance card featured salsa, meringue, cardio dance, Zumba and hip-hop choreographies.

Then on Sunday, Nov. 17, Yang’s certified spinning instructors led three, one-hour spin sessions that had everyone pedaling for the cause.

“We are delighted that each of the events were so well supported not only by our members, but by the community,” Yang’s co-owner Diana Kiesel said.

Kiesel said that since opening in 1988, Yang’s has believed in the importance of being part of a larger community and the team there recognizes its responsibility to be good citizens.

“It is just one of the reasons that we will continue to host events like the Dance- and Spin-A-Thons that help to make our community a better place to live and work,” she said.

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