RICHMOND, Va. — A niche fitness concept is breaking out of a shared space in the West End and into a place of its own in Scott’s Addition. Turn Cardio Jam Studio is set to open Feb. 15 at 3105 W. Moore St. Owner Sandi Cauley will offer Dance Trance classes, among others, at her new 3,300-square-foot studio. Dance Trance is a national brand of workouts that instructors can license to use in different markets. It consists of choreographed cardio and weight loss routines set to popular music. Each song used in Dance Trance is set to one specific routine.
“We teach you a routine, and that routine goes with that song always,” Cauley said. “You could be at someone’s wedding and one of our songs comes on, and we’ll bust out doing the same moves. People wonder if it’s a flash mob.”
Cauley, who also works as an executive producer at CBS 6, has been holding Dance Trance classes for the past four years at Rigby’s Jig studio at 5470 W. Broad St.
“We found a great space in Scott’s Addition and went on faith and decided to go for it,” she said.
In addition to Dance Trance, Turn Cardio will offer other group exercise classes and allow licensees of other fitness brands to host classes. Cauley said she is working with Seo Kelleher of locally based CO2Fit to offer other dance fitness classes, urban ballet, boot camp and yoga workouts.
Editor’s note: Sandi Cauley is an executive news producer at WTVR CBS 6.