June 24, 2024

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New fitness studio aims to ‘bring a party to Ridgefield’

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New fitness studio aims to 'bring a party to Ridgefield'

A lifelong Ridgefield resident has combined her passions for physical fitness and dance into a new, enjoyable-focused studio giving a one of a kind array of courses that empower clientele to experience their greatest while breaking a sweat.

On May 3, Samantha Canale, 32, opened Affinity Studio on Roberts Lane following determining to branch out of her previous physical fitness bubble. With a lot more than 15 yrs of dance instruction under her belt, she conceptualized a space exactly where fitness center goers could investigate other avenues of health.

“(We’re) not reinventing the (fitness) wheel, but I believe there (are) extra entertaining means to do it,” she stated. “I obtained into … Zumba simply because you blink and an hour goes by, and that is really vital to some individuals.”


Canale qualified prospects a team of instructors who are skilled in various areas of health and fitness and dance and go over a extensive range of ability levels. In addition to Zumba, customers can sign up for “Intro to Adult Dance,” “Killer Weights,” “Ballet Bootcamp,” “Step It Up” and “Intro to Pole.”

And whilst some folks may well hold adverse connotations in the direction of pole dancing, Canale defined how as a workout it can be therapeutic, liberating and help participants to obtain self-confidence in on their own and their bodies.

“It’s absolutely empowering,” she additional. “It’s allowing you to convey a little something that you probably really do not get to” in a far more typical health and fitness class.

In “Intro to Grownup Dance,” types rotate on a weekly basis so customers can understand a range of fundamental principles, “Ballet Bootcamp” is led by a qualified ballerina and, commencing in July, instructor Caitlin Elby will train health and fitness classes in which she and individuals wear heels. The typical program will be supplemented with specialty nights featuring black light-weight Zumba, 305 Fitness and Broadway-themed lessons, amid other individuals.

“We’re striving to bring a small bit of a party to Ridgefield,” Canale explained.

Katie Kozlowski, a longtime client of Canale’s, took a couple of classes at Affinity through opening week. She described the owner’s strategy as “brilliant” and her enthusiasm as “contagious.”

“One night I’m being screamed at by a boot camp teacher and the following night I’m twirling close to a pole listening to Beyoncé,” she stated. “I imagine we at times overlook that work out does not have to be a chore. It can be enjoyment if you distract your intellect, and dancing feels like just that.”

Affinity teacher Naomi Collinge-Riek prospects phase courses on Mondays and Zumba classes on Tuesdays. She explained that due to the fact several of the studio’s lessons aren’t out there wherever else, “People will come from out of town to just take the classes and then make use of other companies available in Ridgefield while they are below.”

As Affinity invitations extra individuals to the celebration, Canale reported she hopes inhabitants will embrace the new small business and support build a group about it.

“Yes, health is important, but I actually feel the relationships that you make with individuals (is) what it’s about,” she said, “and that is the purpose I love carrying out what I do.”

Affinity Studio is at 10 Roberts Lane, Suite 5, in Ridgefield. For more info or to indication up for a class, contact (203) 594-6701 or check out www.affinitystudioct.com.

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