Mt. Vernon Jazzercise raised $350 for United Community Ministries (UCM) by issuing a Plank Challenge during all of its classes during the week of June 15. According to Jazzercise instructor and benefit organizer Mindy LaBruno, UCM will use the donations to help continue their mission of helping low income families and individuals build self-reliance and move towards independence.
All of the Mt. Vernon Jazzercise instructors committed to donate $1 for every minute that each of their students held a plank in their classes last week. This equates to approximately 350 minutes of total planking for UCM with the added benefit of stronger abdominals.
Jazzercise is located at 1500 Shenandoah Road. For a class schedule, go to jazzercise.com or call 703-765-0142.