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New Dance and Fitness Studio Set to Open in East Meadow

Liz DeGennaro, an East Meadow native, is the owner of Wild Cherryz Dance and Fitness Studio, which will open on Sept. 10.

has been dancing since she was 2-years-old and it has always been her dream to open her own studio.

"I grew up in a dance studio," she said. "It is something that I always wanted."

The East Meadow native's dreams will become a reality when her new business, Wild Cherryz Dance and Fitness Studio, opens at 386 East Meadow Ave. on Sept. 10.

"I am really excited to bring fitness and dance to this community," the and personal trainer said. "We have something that appeals to everyone for men, women and children."

The studio will offer classes such as: Ballet Bar Fitness, Pole Dancing, Boxing, Burlesque, Yoga, Zumba and Cardio Hip Hop Funk for Kids. Personal training and private dance lessons will also be available.

"My classes will include intense workouts and you will learn how to dance in all of them," DeGennaro said. "That will always stay with you."

DeGennaro said that she is positive that the East Meadow community will love her new studio.

"Prices are reasonable, there is something for everyone and you will have a great time," she said.

Do you think a dance and fitness studio will be a positive addition to East Meadow? Tell us in the comments below.

paul August 30, 2012 at 03:35 PM
To answer your question: http://www.thewildcherryz.com/Home.html
paul August 30, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Could be...... http://www.thewildcherryz.com/Home.html
Anna August 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM
There seems to be some sort of ill supported commentary going on about this new studio and I'll put it to an end. Wild Cherrys dance and fitness is a place for women and even men to gain confidence and lose weight, to walk away feeling great about themselves and having an amazing work out. I haven't met one person who has walked out of Liz's classes feeling anything but that. My advice paul and aaron, don't knock it til you try it. In my opinion, men like you are what makes businesses like Liz's thrive. Women ignore the idiotic banter between superficial and shallow men on the patch and actually do something. They take classes that exute confidence, maturity and straight up fun. So thank you Liz, for bringing this to East Meadow. I know you will be successful even after the ignorance of others.
Jodi Zukerman Luce August 31, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Hi Liz, Are you open yet? Or are you still running out of the old place? Best of luck, and I look forward to seeing the new place!
Elizabeth September 01, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Hi Jodi, Thank you so much! My last day at Dreamcatcher was today, I am opening on Sept 10th:) Can't wait and our grand opening party is Sept 14th 7-9pm. There will be complimentary classes that day on the 14th to showcase all the classes. Look forward to seeing you. Liz
Elizabeth September 01, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Anna, Karen, and Karissa thank you very much:) xoxo
Christine September 01, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Liz, I am looking forward to your grand opening on Sept. 10th
Lisa Macko September 02, 2012 at 01:40 AM
what kind of boxing classes will you be offering? will it be real boxing drills, how intense will it be?
Elizabeth September 02, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Lisa, It will be real intense boxing with drills by a professional trainer. The boxing classes are Sunday from 12:15-1:15. $15 a class starting Sept 16th.
Vivette Bar September 04, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Hi, I am interested in this. It would be nice to see a description of each fitness class you have to offer and their schedule. I noticed that it is $15/boxing class, how about zumba? and do you offer a month-to-month price as well?
Lisa Macko September 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
elizabeth can you email me some more information, what equipment to bring, etc.. macko23@aol.com
Lisa Macko September 04, 2012 at 06:25 PM
and will you start having boxing night classes, as i work on the weekends.. i have boxing background
Elizabeth September 05, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Hi Vivette, I am currently updating my website which will have all that information. Class schedule, class description and bio on instructors. It's $12 for walk in for Zumba or discount packages 5 for $45. There's also monthly unlimited. I will post all the information on here by this weekend as well. Have a great day, Liz
Elizabeth September 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Hi Lisa, Sure I will email you all information and yes the boxing classes will grow to evening classes and weekday morning classes. There's also boxing privates. Talk soon, Liz
Claudine September 07, 2012 at 10:49 AM
I saw the sign up and then it was taken down? What happened? R u still opening?
Elizabeth September 07, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Hi Claudine, The address is 386 East Meadow Ave, the sign is still here. Maybe you thought of the studio I rented from down the block. We open on monday 9/10. Thanks, Elizabeth
Vivette Bar September 10, 2012 at 04:25 AM
How much is the unlimited monthly? If I'm also interested in boxing classes, are the prices separate? Or is there a package for multiple classes?
Elizabeth September 10, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Hi Vivette, There's a pre sale going on till this Friday. Zumba unlimited monthly is $100 originally $119. Zumba and ballet barre monthly unlimited pre sale is $129 reg $149. Boxing is $20 per class or 5 for $90. I have everything posted as well in the studio window and on fb. Please stop by anytime I'm opening today and let me know if you need anything else. Have a great day, Liz
Vivette Bar September 10, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Thank you for the information. What time are the complimentary classes on Fri?
Elizabeth September 10, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Your welcome:) 7-9pm this Friday 9/14. There will be Zumba, Pole Dance, Ballet Barre, and Boxing classes and demos
paul September 11, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Wonder if this is a possibility? Nah, we cant be that stupid, can we? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/pole-dancing-classes-for-kids_n_1870735.html
Amanda September 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Hi can you give us a link to your website? I am trying to find info about your classes. Thanks and best of luck!
Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Hi Amanda, My website is currently being updated its www.thewildcherryz.com Here are a description of the classes
paul September 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
To answer your question, this may be it: http://www.thewildcherryz.com/Home.html
Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. A typical hour-long Zumba class includes warm-up and cool-down periods to stretch your muscles and prevent injury. Though the program takes inspiration from Latin dance, you don't need to be a great dancer to enjoy the benefits of Zumba. Just follow the lead of your instructor as you jump, slide and shake along to the music. Zumba burns hundreds of calories per hour, depending on your body type and the intensity with which you perform the maneuvers. Boxing will increase your endurance, strength and speed. Through this workout you will also learn self-defense. This class is for Men and Women and all ages. Women's boxing made its debut at the 2012 Olympics in London this reflects the sport's fast-growing popularity among women. Boxing gives you a sleek, defined body and improves your speed and reflexes There are some serious mental perks too: Because boxing requires a focused mind, it can almost serve as a form of meditation. Let's not even mention the amazing cardiovascular effect you will get. All the activity required in a boxing routine will be sure to help your heart stay strong and active. A boxing routine is a great way to have a healthy and long life!
Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
BALLET BARRE WORKOUT is a blend of ballet, fitness, yoga and Pilates inspired movements done at a calorie burning pace. This dynamic workout not only burns fat and calories but will also tone and elongate your muscles, lift your booty, slim your thighs, sculpt your upper body and improve your posture. This class is for those who seek a complete fitness workout and where you can strive for that “best body”. Ballet Barre incorporates real Ballet Floor work exercises, authentic Ballet Barre training, light weights, core strengthening and connects mind, body and breath and relieves stress. This class is for beginners and professionals alike. POLE DANCE AND FITNESS tones up the whole body giving beautiful definition to the arms, thighs, abs and shoulders. IMPROVE your confidence, self - esteem, body awareness and body shape. Our Pole Dance Classes incorporate yoga, pilates, strength training, cardio and exotic dance movements to build strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. It doesn’t matter what size you are, how old you are, how much you weigh or how tall you are start your journey toward a Stronger, Leaner, Sexier You...TODAY!
Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Mon: Zumba 5:00-6:00pm Ballet Barre 6:30-7:30pm Zumba 8:00-9:00pm Tues: Zumba 6-7pm Pole Dance 8-9pm Wed: Zumba 5:00-6:00pm Ballet Barre 6:30-7:30pm Zumba 8:00-9:00pm Thurs. Zumba 5:30-6:30pm Pole Dancing 7:30-8:30pm Fri. Zumba 11:00am-12:00pm Sat: Yoga 9:30am-10:30am (Starting Oct) Zumba 11:00am-12:00pm Sun: Ballet Barre 11:00am-12:00pm Boxing 12:15pm-1:15pm
Elizabeth September 12, 2012 at 04:55 PM
You can also follow me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Zumba-Fitness-with-Liz/302991043070981 and http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Wild-Cherryz/167599378455
Karissa Rae September 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
speaking of stupidity....
paul September 14, 2012 at 08:07 PM
The story sure is...... So unfortunate...

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