Harmony Township resident Joseph Marticek wants to change lives.
Three years ago he was depressed, overweight and unhappy.
Now weighing in at 210 pounds, Marticek is preparing to teach a Zumba fitness class out of his new Merchant Street studio in October.
Joe's Latin Dance Factory, featuring Zumba Joe will be located at 422 Merchant Street in Ambridge.
According to Zumba.com, Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
Marticek said that he wants to offer health, wealth, and fitness to his patrons.
Marticek wants to offer health improvements by offering nutrition plans and by motivating people. He may be able to help you make additional income or change your financial situation with business opportunities, and he'll offer fitness by getting people in shape. "I'm changing lives. It changed my life and now I want to change other people's lives."
Patrons will be able to pay at the door and start a punch card. Marticek will offer monthly membership packages that will give the holder additional classes and perks.
Some additional services for members will include other forms of dance, discounts for couples, and motivational text messages every day to keep you on track.
His night class will be include a 70-inch TV, laser light show, and a fog cool down. "It is going to be the ultimate Zumba dance experience at the night time. You're going to feel like you're in a New York Club."
"Dancing has changed my life. I sweat like an athlete. I go hard, but that is the thing about Zumba; you can go at your own place."
"People are going to want to get in shape and feel great about themselves," Marticek said "They want to sweat and they want to feel good and I will be able to provide all of those services."
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