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Gym One, a Cambria gym, is hosting a Karaoke Spin-a-thon, lasagna cook-off, and wine tasting on May 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lasagna is $10 per plate, including salad and bread. It’s all part of a fundraiser for AidsLifeCycle. Call 927-4961 for details…

Working out is like a dance party now at Cambria’s Gym One, thanks to a new aerobic dance class called Zumba. A Latin-infused dance being used in health facilities and gyms locally and around the globe, Zumba is the hot new trend. A Zumba class targets the cardio system, hips, waist, and lower back area. Workouts incorporate Salsa, Merengue and Cumba and are easy to learn. With few verbal cues and no memorized choreography, Zumba allows the class to “feel the music and movements.”

Class times are Wednesday 5 to 6 p.m., Friday 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 10 a.m. Gym One is located at 1266 Tamson Drive, Suite 101 in Cambria…

San Luis Diagnostic Center was recently accredited as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. The Diagnostic Center is the first diagnostic imaging facility of any kind in SLO County to receive this certification.

According to medical director Fred S. Vernacchia, San Luis Diagnostic “has achieved the same level of certification possessed by well-known West Coast facilities such as the USC Norris Hospital.” The addition of this certification “puts San Luis Diagnostic Center in a very elite group of breast imaging centers,” Vernacchia said…

Cal Poly Student Kyle Desautels will be painting homes and businesses in Atascadero this summer as part of an internship with College Works Painting. College Works hires college students to run a branch of their business as part of a hands-on training in business skills and quality paintwork. As the manager of the Atascadero branch, Desautels will run a licensed and insured business with a highly trained painting crew. Currently, Desautels offers a free estimate to homeowners interested in painting. When summer arrives, Desautels’ internship will become a full-time job. He will be responsible for not only painting homes but also for organizing payroll and managing customer relations. College Works can be reached at (888) 450-WORK or online at collegeworks.com…

Nominations are now open for the SLO County Community Impact Awards. The following categories will be nominated: Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, and Outstanding Business of the Year. Nominations close on August 29 at 5 P.M. An independent panel of judges will process the nominations. Two community-based, nonprofit radio stations, K-LIFE and 890 AM, will recognize the recipients of these awards. For nomination forms, go to slocountyimpact.com or call (805) 541-4343. Forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 1561, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93406.

 


 

Intern Anna Weltner compiled this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to strokes@newtimesslo.com.

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