Local woman brings Zumba to the Bahamas

Bahamian friend founded fitness group "Slim Possible."
Aaron Krause
Jun 30, 2014

 

When most people travel to the Bahamas, they sleep in and relax on the beach, but not Janet Cok -- at least not earlier this month.

For three days, she rose before the sun to lead Zumba Fitness Classes at 5:30 a.m. in the morning in a parking lot while visiting the island with her friends, Samantha and Jill Wiers, also of Willard.

Samantha Wiers taught kindergarten and first grade at Sunland, a Christian School in the Bahamas from 2011-2013. Wiers wanted to return to the island to visit her former students and invited Cok along -- knowing she'd jump at the chance to help her Bahamian friend, Bonnie Basden, who recently founded the fitness group, "Slim Possible."

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