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Area YMCA To Institute
Step-Aerobics Program

BAD AXE, MI Harriet Evans, director of the Bad Axe Regional YMCA, today announced an innovative new program at her center. "We felt the time was right for us to institute a co-ed step aerobics program at this center. It's been something many of our suburban YMCA centers were adding, and we determined it was necessary to keep us competitive in the personal fitness arena, especially in a rural area like ours."

Evans plans to entertain and motivate class participants with the ironically, yet appropriately, named 1970's disco anthem "YMCA" by the Village People. "It's got an incredible, driving beat that is certain to infuse the steppers with the energy they will need to successfully complete the 30-minute class", Evans said. She went on to say that she plans to loop the song continuously for the full 30 minutes. "Besides being a great rhythmic song that's perfect for step-aerobics, I think it will be a wonderful attraction for those people who might not otherwise be interested in their own physical fitness. I mean, what could be a better slogan than, 'Come step to the YMCA down at the YMCA'? It's perfect!"

When asked if he would consider participating in the new step-aerobics class, local resident Wayne "Tractor" Puhllz, replied, "Step aerobics? What in tarnation you talkin' 'bout, boy? That some kind of step-shift capacitor for the husking tractor?"

Lenny Gibbels, owner of the Bad Axe Barber Shop, has been a lightning rod for the local YMCA gossip. "People here been talkin' about these village people movin' into the YMCA here in town. You know, outsiders ain't too welcome 'round here. Hope they ain't gonna be stayin' long. All that place is good for anyway is gettin' yourself clean, and maybe gettin' a good meal. In and out! Exercise? That's what farmin's for!"

Classes will be held weeknights at 6:00 and 6:30. Cost is $5.00 for a 30-minute session.

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