What is a Drums Alive® class like?

The goal of Drums Alive® is to improve lives physically and psychologically through a unique sensory-motor drumming program involving drum sticks, an exercise ball, and music. The primary goal of the Drums Alive® program is creating a "whole mind, whole body" experience for all participating. The program meets the needs of diverse audiences.
Drums Alive® combines traditional aerobic movements with the powerful beat and rhythm of the drums. This is a workout for the entire body, mind and spirit! Feel and experience the pulsating rhythms, dynamic movements and powerful percussions of this new high-energy dance and rhythm program. Drums are not required, but you will need a stability ball. Drums sticks are provided.
Drums Alive® wants you to have a ball — and a pair of drumsticks to whack it with. In this fitness class, you’re not just listening to music. You’re playing it. And that has the potential to really pay off."

Noticeable Improvements will come through:

•The use of principles from movement therapy; music and sound therapy; physical education and fitness;
and rhythmic education.
•Focused classes or individual sessions tailored toward participants’ needs.
•Providing a platform for socialization and a sense of belonging to a group, which has shown to improve motivation and fitness adherence.
•Allowing for individual and creative expression through both verbal and non-verbal communication.
•Providing a healthy way to release aggression and decrease stress.
•Focused work on neurological and cognitive applications.
•Acceptance, respect, and understanding of different cultural movements, and rhythms

Developed in Germany by Carrie Ekins, Drums Alive® is a movement and sensory-motor program that will work for all kinds of people. Drums Alive® has five classes to meet the needs of different participants. The intensity of your workout depends on several factors, including your current fitness level, the effort you put into the workout and the Drums Alive® program you choose.
Here are just a few pictures of what you will experience when you take one of the Drums Alive® classes.

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