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(From left): Christine Heckel teaches a pilates barre class to Ashley Patrican, 27, and her mom Eileen, 51, of Clifton, at the Workhouse Arts Center.

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Art of Movement Thrives at Workhouse

Lesley Spalding runs 15 exercise classes for 250 people a week.

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton offers Art of Movement classes in vibrant formats that are “off the beaten path.” The fall season started Sept. 16 with 19 certified instructors teaching everything from Pilates to yoga to hula to zumba to jazzercise to “strong graceful body.” About 250 people of all ages can sign up for eight-week classes, six days a week, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. The next session starts Nov. 11. “We’re always seeking and reaching out to make sure we’re on top of our game with the latest information,” said Program Director Lesley Spalding, 51, of Rolling Valley in Springfield. “We’re all certified in every aspect.”

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