Testimonials

I used to go to a Caribbean Zumba class at the Bed-study YMCA every week, but it mysteriously disappeared. It was a weekly dose of joy. I was at a loss for a few years, doing other, much less fun things to work out. This January I did a class pass trial and this place popped up, a few blocks from my house. Seriously it was a dream come true. I even asked myself if I was dreaming, no joke! :)

The work out is great and the staff and owner are INCREDIBLY sweet and welcoming to everyone. I don't really fit in anywhere, for the most part, and I've tried most NYC gyms over the past 20 years I've been living here. We all know the sort of attitude that is prevalent in many gyms. Not here. Illy welcomed me with open arms, and her vibe is contagiously carried out through other folks in the class.

More recently, I've been doing Beach Body workouts at home because I have an irregular work schedule that doesn't let me make it to classed, but it gets hard to stay motivated. Sometimes I need that group energy to really work up a sweat. I'm so glad I found Fit4Dance. I hear they are moving to a new larger space soon, and I pray they stay in the neighborhood! ~Em S.

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This place has been my saving grace! I used to dance in grade school, and it was one of the most joyous times in my life. I stumbled upon fit4dance while on Yelp looking for dance classes close to home, and I am so happy I did!!!! Attending Zumba with Laci Chisholm (f4d owner) is not only fun and challenging, but you are inspired by her spirit and the spirit of the women dancing to your left and right. Being a woman with a demanding job and home life as a wife and mom, I am grateful to be able to go dance after work and on weekends as I learn to give back to myself and my health. As long as f4d is around, I will be there! ~Crystal F.

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Last time I seriously danced was in college. Fast forward 7 years and 2 kids I have a bit more jiggle in my wiggle, so I was very nervous and self conscious about dancing again. After taking my first class I fell in love.  Nothing but positive vibes and judgement free. Now this has become my favorite "me time". Love it love it!!! ~Abigail P.

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This is a beautiful studio and Laci is a wonderful dance instructor. She is talented and friendly and makes this space feel like a community! ~Sole A.

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I really like this studio. Everyone is friendly. It has a great variety of unique classes. There are fitness classes, dance classes, dance fitness classes such as Zumba and so many more. Just look through the schedule and you will see a variety of classes daily. I have taken a few classes here so far and I've really been loving it. I will be a regular. The classes are affordable and there are a number of packages that make attending class pretty easy and affordable. These classes are really going to help me stay on my fitness track. ~Ayesha A.

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This studio is amazing and has a family vibe that keeps you coming back. There's classes for anyone no matter what style of movement you're looking to get into or your fitness level. All the classes seem to be open level so anyone can join in. Theres children classes as well as adult classes offered and within those classes there are a variety of ages, abilities, and sizes so you will fit it no matter where you are on the spectrum. I also have to say I've been to a million fitness spaces in NY but Fit4dance is definitely my favorite and the owner Laci is the icing on the cake. She's welcoming and even if you're  tired and feel like you couldn't move another inch, her energy as well as the energy of the other instructors  will carry you through. ~Lillian P.

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I've been going to Fit4Dance since September and I am obsessed! I was initially drawn to the convenient offering of day classes, but now I go whenever I have a chance. The classes are so much fun, the mix of music is amazing and will have you moving everyTHING, and the studio is bright and warm. But more important than all of that is that Laci, the owner, is just a wonderful teacher. She is all positivity and light, and she genuinely loves what she does and it shows in EACH and EVERY class...which is kind of unbelievable! Her enthusiasm is infectious and she will hype you up even on those days when you are just dragging! I'm so happy to have found this studio! ~Sonya B.

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My daughter attends a movement class here and we love it! I am so thankful that we found this lovely program. It is a magical addition to our neighborhood and tuition is a price that we can afford - a factor for which I am beyond grateful. The owner always greets us with the most magnificent smile and my daughter loves attending. Thank you Fit4Dance for giving our children this opportunity and experience - and providing us with teachers who demonstrate they genuinely care. ~Roller G.

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"Laci is enthusiastic, kind hearted, a great dance leader, and very thoughtful about my limitations and medical status. She went out of her way to make sure I knew about prenatal exercise guidelines before we started. She also was willing to customize our classes to dance moves I love! Plus, the workout was just what my body needed. Can't recommend her highly enough." -Claire N.

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I've always turned my back on Zumba until trying my first class recently and the fast-paced rhythm wore me out like a pair of cheap leggings. Never wanted to do Zumba after that.

My friend signed us up for a class with Fit4Dance, even though I hesitated but before the class, Laci was very helpful and communicated well with us since it was our first time. I came to class a little later than anticipated but Laci was so sweet and came up to me and introduced herself. 

Having not enjoyed my previous Zumba experience, it's pretty safe to say that she restored my faith in Zumba again because I've been Zumba-ing more than often lately. She was all smiles and full of positive energy throughout the whole session, which is really important and stimulating to make your workout enjoyable. You could totally sense her enthusiasm and passion for dancing and it was infectious. I had a lot of fun dancing and she made sure we got the moves right by dancing with us side-by-side. The freestyle dance was my favorite part because it was so empowering and everyone was so supportive--so. much. girl power.

If you're looking to sweat with some smiles and some high energy in the air, Laci's Zumba classes is the way to go!

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"These classes are wonderful!  Laci is an amazing dancer and does a great job breaking it down for us non-dancers.  She always has such a positive attitude too!  There are good routines with great music.  It just feels like I'm having fun with a low pressure atmosphere.  By the end, it is a super hard workout that you sort of tricked yourself into doing.    You can really tell she love what she does.  And I love it too!.

Sarah C.

You know the moment when you're in a fitness class and you shoot the instructor an evil look because they are really challenging you?  That happened to me in Laci's Zumba class.  Her class is no joke!  It works every muscle in my body and then some.  Yet, it is so much FUN and engaging and her energy is unbelievable.  How does she do this all week and still give 100% in each class?  Her smile is infectious and she's also very encouraging and diligent about correcting our form, in order to prevent injuries. 

I don't have a lot of time to work out, so when I do, I want to feel like I didn't waste my time.  I've taken Zumba classes in the past that get to the cooldown and I wonder when we even started.  I didn't even break a sweat!  That has never been the case in Laci's class.  I pray for the cooldown in hers.  Lol.

Fabiola C.

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"I have taken a few zumba classes before and the one I took with Laci on Saturday was definitely my favorite ever! I was absolutely exhausted and drenched in sweat afterward, but felt like I'd just been at a dance party and not an exercise class. Everyone in the class was a regular and clearly excited to be there. I'll definitely be back!!" ~Alecia C.

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