Instructor offers fitness classes
A new Estacada resident is dedicated to making fitness accessible to everyone.
"Fitness shouldn't just be something for rich people to fall in love with. It shouldn't be reserved for people with resources. Fitness needs to be attainable," said Holly Fidanzo, who moved from Aurora at the beginning of the year.
She strives to make fitness enjoyable and noted that she never teaches in spaces with mirrors to ensure that everyone feels comfortable.
"It should be something you like. Nobody said you have to run," she said.
In the Estacada Public Library's Flora Room, Fidanzo teaches PiYo 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Core de Force at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Each class is $5.
Core de Dorce is mixed martial arts. PiYo, her favorite class to teach, is a combination of pilates and yoga.
"It's not like anything else out there," she said. "It's inspired by pilates and yoga and consists of moving to powerful music to inspire confidence and strength."
Additionally, Fidanzo teaches dance fitness for Canby School District employees through a grant and ballroom dancing in Wilsonville.
"It's marriage ministry," she said as she discussed ballroom dancing, which she's taught for several decades. "You physically lay your hands on your partner and look at their face."
Fidanzo also coaches health and fitness online and in person. "We cheer each other on, and that's my favorite," she said. "It's creating a community."
She appreciates being able to work with people to achieve their goals. "Showing people they have the ability, grit and determination, there's nothing like it," she said. "I love what I do."