A former derelict warehouse transformed into a Zumba fitness studio above the Fairgreen store in Carrick-on-Suir has been officially opened by the townâ€™s Mayor Cllr. Liam Walsh.
Breda Kirby, proprietor and qualified Zumba instructor, has set up â€œStep Up Studioâ€, which is already attracting many local people to join and dance to fitness.
Gathered for the official opening were Bredaâ€™s husband Jonathon Kirby, her family and many friends.
Fr Pat Gear blessed the studio and all present and Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Liam Walsh cut the ribbon.
The Mayor praised Bredaâ€™s vision to turn the warehouse into an excellent service for the people of Carrick while establishing a business for herself, her husband and their young family.
The Mayor talked of Bredaâ€™s familyâ€™s strong links to sport with her father Patsy involved with the Davin GAA Club all his life and her brothers winning county and South medals, All-Ireland Handball medals and Special Olympics medals.
Breda runs a selection of Zumba classes from Monday to Friday catering for beginners to advanced level and childrenâ€™s classes for 4 to 12 year olds.
She will also run yoga classes in the future and has a Garra Rufa Fish Spa and a Symphony Sunbed on her premises. The studio can be also hired out for private parties.