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Flashy Moves At Hillcrest Hospital

Dancers shake it up to raise awareness for women's health, remember Chardon tragedy

Reaching your optimum level of health can be done through running miles and lifting weights – or just by simply shaking your tail feather to the right groove, which is especially fun with a large hospital of people watching you.

Hillcrest Hospital employees and members of the Chesterland Curves teamed up for a flash mob dance performance at the Hillcrest Atrium on Tuesday, much to the delight of an adoring audience.

And they weren’t alone. Doctors spun; patients strutted. Some just looked upon the scene to clap and shout their approval. After all, it’s especially hard not to join in when the Isley Brothers’ dance classic “Shout” is playing.

But there was a serious message underneath all the hopping and skipping as the two organizations teamed up to bring awareness to women’s health and remember the Chardon tragedy.

Along with the Chesterland branch, Curves studios in Shaker Heights, Middleburg Heights, Willoughby Hills and Chardon also gave support to the day’s program.

Curves Chesterland owner Rose Yaecker, 53, wanted to promote the idea that good health is not just about losing weight, but also exercise, building muscle and keeping ones bones strong. She also wanted to work with the Curves studio in Chardon.

“We just wanted to get the word out about women’s health. So we got a flash mob and we did it in remembrance of the Chardon community in lieu of the tragedy,” Yaecker said.

Cleveland Clinic employees can freely utilize various Curves programs including its weight loss and workout programs. Rose Hosler, who is the employee wellness coordinator at Hillcrest, said the flash mob was designed to draw attention to the benefits of keeping in shape.

“The clinic really does promote health and fitness, and we offer an array of programs for our employees,” Hosler, a registered nurse, said. “Today was just partnering up with the Curves and promoting that, fitness and also in remembrance and support for the Chardon Schools.”

When you look at the video, don’t miss the man with the walker.

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