Spring Street CDC is an awesome program. Educates, brings hope to the community and gives them a way to stay and/or get healthy.
-Sala Foster (volunteer photographer)
C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness is a wonderful nonprofit program :)
C.H.A.N.G.E. is fun! The classes are a great way for people to get out, get healthy, get together with friends, and all while having a good time.
C.H.A.N.G.E. is a fantastic program. The enthusiasm of instructors is contagious. I am so glad that the classes are available to me.
The CHANGE experience has done what it's name promises. My opinion of health and fitness has dramatically changed after joining this studio. Although I have been to many wonderful ZUMBA classes, this is fitness like I've never experienced it before. This was fun and challenging. I was accepted from the start as a part of the CHANGE community, not judged or bullied based on my body when I came to classes in the Fall of 2014. I was encouraged to keep pushing to improve my stamina and to commit myself to attend classes weekly, and eventually began attending several times a week. After a few months into my commitment, once I had started to attend 2-3 times a week regularly, I found I had lost a few pounds, but more importantly my once-upon-a-time tight clothes were now fitting better! Instructors encouraged me to make small nutritional changes to my lifestyle to increase the positive effects on my health. This only spurred me on to more change, and over the 1st quarter of 2015 I lost 16 lbs total! More importantly than my weight loss, I found I had more energy, and I looked forward to being active! CHANGE has truly helped me become a healthier happier woman!
It's an awesome program and there should be more like it. A great place to lose weight and have fun!
the program is awesome and its a judge free zone. Gives you a good workout.
I'm a volunteer and I had some serious health problems, since coming here I have began to get better!
They really now how to keep people on there toes and give them hope
My friends and I found a Groupon for CHANGE and decided to give it a try. Well it was love at first site! I have tried countless gyms and exercise programs and quit all them until CHANGE. All of the instructors are great and so encouraging!CHANGE is such a comfortable environment. Zumba has become a part of my life -I'm addicted! !!! Over the course of the past 7 months with zumba as my primary exercise along with eating healthy I have lost 35 pounds and countless inches. I have changed so much because of CHANGE!!!
- Staci Pizzichiello
I been volunteering for the SOAR Program and it is a great experience. The kids are improving in their homework and school work. They are nice and fun to be around. When they finish their homework early, they are eager to play math games with each other. The SOAR Program is great....
I have been volunteering with the SOAR program for almost two months now and it has been great. Overall the children are nice and I have seen a tremendous improvement in their school work and their behavior overall. SOAR is doing great work.
I volunteer for SSCDC's SOAR program assisting just over 30 fifth graders with their homework assignments, helping them learn to use Microsoft Word, and showing them research tricks using the Google search engine. Some of the children do not have computers of their own and SOAR provides them their only opportunity to use computers outside of school. I hope to find sources of computers that can be refurbished and given to those in need so they can learn the vital basic use of computers.
I have been to the c.h.a.n.g.e. fitness program and i have had such a great time. I had a problem with my leg before i went to this class but now its doing so much better. I look forward to every class. Its a positive place with great instructor. Its great to have this program and we are lucky to have it.
I am a volunteer/donor, the founder of C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness. I have had the pleasure of being apart of this great, heart felt organization looking to improve the lives of our neighbors. I've worked/run the CHANGE program and love the impact on the participants improved self confidence, stress level and fitness. My favorite experience was a joint program CHANGE offered to the SOAR students; the 5th graders participated in a 6 six week yoga class. None of the students new anything about yoga, at the end of the program it was a proud moment to watch when the yoga instructor named a yoga pose the students with easy new just what to do. Through this program not only did they have access to fitness but also another type of fitness, something they would be less likely to experience. That is what I love about Spring Street CDC we are educating, motivating and bringing opportunity to our community!
I have been very blessed by this organization. I participated in the Family Success program, we met once a week and discussed how to family relationships. It was a good reminder communicate with your family and understand each others views. It helps families to rebuild a good family structure.
As the maintenance volunteer, I get to see all of the programs and the SOAR tutor program is great. Its like kids get a private teacher, to learn their studies.
The newest program they have is Table of Hope and I find it is good for our community because it gives a place of hope and makes sure people leave with a full belly.
After retiring in 2012 after a successful career I wanted to give back. Fortunately I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Spring Street CDC serving a diverse group of people from various backgrounds. Working with Carmalee Foster (founder of CHANGE"), the best Zumba instructor, teaching fitness, nutrition and overall self confidence regardless of an individuals ability to pay. The SOAR program tutors children after school on Mondays and Thursdays. The most recent addition "Table of Hope" serving the community free dinner Monday through Friday has been a blessing to so many. It has been my fortune to be a part of an organization that helps so many in so many ways.
The Table of Hope has been a blessing to many. It has been a helping hand / steo up for those that are homeless and struggling to survive. It reminds all that there is a place that care regardless of your social status. All are welcomed and leave with smiles on their faces knowning someone cares.
I have been going to change fitness for about 6 months. I love the extra motivation Carmellee always gives to us . Emails and daily motivational thoughts . Hours are great . The teachers are great! Worth checking out!
I attended the the Anniversary event and had a great time. I signed up for the Zumba classes, and they have been really good. The instructors do a nice job making everyone feel comfortable and a part of the group.
Such a fantastic show of community at C.H.A,N.G.E. !!!
I attended the Anniversary as a vendor and I enjoyed every second of it. Having never attended a class I was worried that I would not have a chance to socialize with the attendees of the event. However, I was welcomed personally by Carmalee Foster and made to feel welcome. While watching the group fitness in action I immediately realized why this program is such a success. The enthusiasm and excitement from the Zumba participants was contagious. Also, the confidence that the program instilled in everyone that danced along was obvious. This program and others like it are so significant in bringing people together and creating a true community.
Spring Street Community Development Corporation has an array of serves for the community. I have participated several times in the CH..A.N.G.E Fittness Gym. Zumba is always great and every has toning and one on one instruction! When ever I get the chance I go to enjoy the music and dancing, but the exercise helps the most!
They have most recently opened their Table of Hope program, which I had the opportunity to be give a Friday night mean for my children and I! No cooking that night. They we nice, respectful and wanted your belly full before you left! Wonderful experience! Oh FYI they serve dinner Monday through Friday from 6pm until 7pm! Just in time for dinner :-) I'll be going again :-)
Carmalee brings together Community and Fitness in a way that is fun, healthy and energizing.
The end result: life changing!
i bought a Groupon to C.H.A.N.G.E. Fitness largely to check out Zumba classes. What I found was Zumba classes that not only were fun and energized but an organization run by the enthusiastic and fun Carmalee Foster whose mission is to offer fitness and nutrition classes to those who want to make a positive change in their life - no matter what their income status. Great music, a great cause, very nice people and a mission that I can wholeheartedly support.
Carmalee works hard to help others and it really shows that she cares! She gives 100% of herself and Morristown and surrounding areas learn so much from what she shares!