Alena Shifrin came to Saw Mill Club after moving here from Chicago in 2010. After seeing a Zumba® class taught by Shahida Ansari, she was instantly intrigued. ” It looked like so much fun.” She had to give it a try.
After intense sweating in her first class, she recognized that this was also an awesome workout!
Connecting with Zumba instructor Shahidah let Alena feel completely at home at Saw Mill Club. “The fitness instructors here are so inspiring and knowledgeable. I always felt like I could do a bit more due to their constant encouragement. And it’s such a huge benefit having access to such great nursery care and convenience.” Knowing that her kids were well taken care of made it easy for Alena to concentrate on her classes.
Attending the Zumba classes, combined with fitness center and a nutritional diet, has completely transformed Alena. She has lost 155lbs and has recently become a Zumba Instructor here at the club. “I am so happy and excited about my new journey as an instructor here!” Says Alena.
A film crew from the Zumba® National office came to Saw Mill recently to film and put together a human interest segment on Alena. We are proud of Alena’s fantastic accomplishment and how Saw Mill Club was an integral part of her success.
“Joining Saw Mill Club changed my life. It gave me access to such wonderful and knowledgeable trainers like Bente Hansen and Shahidah Beltran-Prats.”
“Saw Mill Club is my home away from home. I love being there.”
Contact Group Exercise Director Kathleen Goldring for more information: