TAWAS CITY – The cardio drumming events at Tawas City Shoreline Park will continue this summer, following approval of a special event application by planning commission members during their June 4 meeting.

The application, submitted by Barb Koroly of East Tawas, is for the events to be held in the park on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning June 10 and concluding on Sept. 30.

According to Tawas City Manager/Zoning Administrator Annge Horning, the conditions are that the cardio drumming can’t start before 9 a.m. or continue after 11 p.m. Additionally, the event will not take place on Thursday, July 4.

Based on the application, Koroly notes that the sessions will begin at 5 p.m. and end at about 6:45 p.m.

The activity typically brings in anywhere from 20-75 participants, she added.

Cardio drumming is held at the park, located at 429 W. Lake St. (US-23), on the grassy area between the pavilion and Tony’s Tacos.

As previously reported, instructors began offering the event at Shoreline Park in 2016, describing it as a fun, upbeat way to work out.

In order to participate, one will need a 65-centimeter exercise ball, drumsticks and a large tub, approximately 17-20 gallons in size, with handles.

Music is incorporated into the exercises, with participants using the drumsticks as they play along to the beat.

Organizers state that the sessions are children/family friendly and can be enjoyed by those of all ages and skill levels.

For information on fees and other event details, search Facebook for Tawas Cardio Drumming Community to be added to the group.